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Main Entrees, Salads

Quinoa and Calamari Salad

Quinoa is one of my favorite foods to eat! You can make savory and sweet dishes using quinoa. This seed is less starchy than rice or wheat, which makes it a great choice for people watching the quality/quantity of carbs they eat. It is an excellent source of plant-based protein […]

Main Entrees

Salpicón de Res (Honduran Chopped Beef)

Beef Salpicón is a traditional Honduran dish that is both delicious and very easy to make. Given that the recipe doesn’t require any additional fats or oils, the dish is low in fat — although not necessarily low in calories — compared to similar dishes containing meat. Make salpicón in […]

Appetizers, Main Entrees, Sides

Quesadillas de Huitlacoche

Don’t be intimidated by the appearance of huitlacoche! Also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle, huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on corn. At first sight, it may not look appealing to eat even the adventurous foodie. Its earthy flavor and mushroom-like texture, however, more than make […]

Soups

Tapado Costeño: Honduran Seafood and Coconut Milk Soup

Tapado Costeño Hondureño is so representative of the Honduran cuisine. This rich soup uses a variety of seafood, more preferably, conch, but any white fish will do. Freshly pressed coconut milk gives the best flavor. Canned coconut milk is a good substitute, especially given that fresh coconut milk may be […]

Soups

Butternut Squash Avocado Soup

Fall is here! Let’s start enjoying the flavors of warming pumpkin spice drinks, squash, apples, cinnamon, cranberry sauce, creamy and hearty soups, stews and so much more! This soup will satisfy the cravings for fall flavors while at the same time provide excellent nutrition with all goodness in butternut squash […]

Beverages, Desserts

Champurrado, Mexican Hot Chocolate

Chilly temperature is the perfect excuse to indulge in a rich cup of Mexican hot chocolate. The main difference in champurrado from a traditional hot chocolate is the addition of cinnamon, vanilla and masa mixture that results in an aromatic, thicker, yet delicious hot beverage. For an authentic champurrado, use […]

Sauces

Mojo Criollo Garlic Sauce

Mojo Criollo is an “indispensable” garlic sauce used in many Latino kitchens. In Puerto Rico, mojo is commonly used as aliño (marinade) for various cuts of meats, especially pork. In Cuba it’s also served over boiled yuca or any other root vegetables, and also fried mashed plantains, a popular side […]