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5 New Foods That Have Changed My Life (And Probably Yours Too)

I love food and I’ve always been that way.  In Elementary School, I was that kid who exclaimed, “WE’RE HAVING (put meal here) FOR DINNER”.  Basically, food gets me really excited.  761 more words


Spanish Rice + Beans with Sweet Plantains and Cilantro-Lime Cashew Crema

One day at the grocery store I passed by the “GOYA” section and just could not pass up a package of maduros which are also called “platanos” or “sweet plantains”. 354 more words


Stuffed Green Banana Fritters, Alcapurrias

They’re not sweet eating bananas nor are they plantains.  They’re what Hispanics, Indians and island people call “green bananas” and they’re heavenly boiled and made into a salad or cooked with root vegetables but everyone’s favorite is the meat stuffed fritter…the alcapurria, pronounced ahl-cah-POO-ree-ah.  878 more words


El Nuevo Frutilandia

I discovered El Nuevo Frutilandia  about 3 years ago, when I first moved from New York to SF. One day I was feeling really homesick and really hungry, so I began to desperately search for some Puerto Rican food to remind me of home and I stumbled right in this little gem. 734 more words


Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder Roast)

This recipe was originally published by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli in 1954 (“Cocina Criolla”).  This is my translation. It needs to marinate 1-3 days, the longer the better. 255 more words

Pork Shoulder

High blood pleasure: The history of Morcilla. Recipe included.

Arroz con gadules, tostones, aguacate, y morcilla.

I remember the first time I tried it. It was kind of spongy and at the same time it had a crispy skin… and it was fried. 814 more words


Adventure for the Infamous "He Burrito"

Dear Blog,

I’m writing this to you as I’m embarking on a family excursion to Stow, OH (more on that later). What I’m writing to you about, however, happened in Chicago. 367 more words

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