Easy carnitas recipe – pork roast

Don't you just love carnitas? That tender, tasty pork that breaks with a fork and melts in your mouth? I do! It turns out you don't have to go to a Mexican restaurant to get a taste. This is my version of the pork carnitas recipe and it couldn't be simpler. If you...
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Arroz con pollo – Peruvian style

Peruvian cuisine is delicious. A mix of flavors with Native Peruvian, European, African and Asian influences appeals to many palates. Arroz con pollo is a common dish in many Latin American countries, each with its own seasonings and cooking method, but all equally...
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Braised chicken recipe (pollo guisado)

Dark poultry meat is specially tasty when braised. For this braised chicken recipe, I'm going to use all drumsticks (because I like them so much!) but you can use any part of the chicken. See easy print recipe at the end of the post! Braised chicken recipe (pollo...
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Gluten free breaded pork chops recipe

This is an easy recipe for tender, gluten-free breaded pork chops that are.... oh, so good and quickly made. I am using a fusion of ingredients from American, Caribbean and Asian cuisines you can find at most supermarkets. These gluten-free breaded pork chops reheat...
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Chinese green onion pancakes

Chinese green onion pancakes make a great companion to saucy and spicy meals, they work as appetizers or can be served with cold meats for a full meal. Everyone in my family loves green onion pancakes. I suspect they could be healthier if made with whole wheat flour...
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Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...
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Pan fried steak with onions (biztec encebollado)

Biztec encebollado, or steak with onions is a quick and easy recipe. The thinly cut steak cooks quickly and pairs wonderfully with your favorite grain or salad. Many of my Dominican-style recipes can be seasoned quickly with a home-made "season all." Bija or ground...
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Seafood rice recipe

This seafood rice recipe is inspired by the delectable flavors of Spanish paella and the vibrant colors of Dominican locrio. One of my favorite rice dishes is seafood paella. Originated in Valencia, paella has a specific cooking method and distinct ingredients such as...
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Baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe

This baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe includes bell peppers and thinly sliced carrots, in a creamy ginger and garlic sauce. Before you are ready to stir fry the seafood, you will need to prepare the baby octopus for cooking. Here is a link to my short video...
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Pot sticker dipping sauce recipe

This pot sticker dipping sauce recipe will teach you how to make your own pot sticker dipping sauce. I have two other posts that teach you how to make the filling and the wrappers for the pot stickers. Pot sticker dipping sauce recipe   Print Prep time 3 mins...
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Dominican Sancocho (hearty stew) pressure cooker recipe

Set it and forget it! This is is the pressure cooker version of Dominican sancocho, a hearty meat and roots recipe to share with friends and family anytime the mood strikes. If you own a pressure cooker, there is no need to spend hours tending to a sancocho to achieve...

Pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage

This pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage recipe is inspired by the Dominican dish "locrio de longaniza" (rice with sausage). Since I love quinoa, I have been looking for ways to incorporate it into meals gradually, so it is not rejected by the rest of the family....

Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...

Shrimp mofongo recipe

Shrimp mofongo is a simple and delicious dish that will add an exotic flair to your dinner. If you have friends from the Caribbean or watch Saturday Night Live, you might have heard of, or even enjoyed Mofongo lately. This easy to make dish is considered gourmet and...

Leftover turkey noodle soup

It's the days (or weeks) after thanksgiving, and you still have turkey leftovers in the fridge. Here's a delicious soup to make with them. A mix of quinoa, cooked rice and cut capellini noodles make the broth thick and complement the mixed vegetables. Leftover turkey...

Zucchini noodles with fish in ginger sauce

Here is a simple recipe for zucchini noodles with fish fillet in ginger sauce. Quick and healthy for lunch or dinner! Zucchini noodles are easily made using a vegetable spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Alternatively, you could slice pieces of zucchini thinly with a...

Cold noodle salad

This Asian-inspired cold noodle salad includes cellophane mung bean noodles, minced cucumbers and your choice of additional vegetables, with a traditional Chinese dressing. Turn this salad into an entrée by adding shrimp, shredded meat or tofu. Perfect dish for a warm...

Stir fried eggplant with pork

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. When I was growing up in the Dominican Republic, it was used as a meat substitute, usually braised or fried. After being introduced to Thai and Chinese eggplant dishes, I have also been enjoying eggplant with a variety of...

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