Month: July 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Arepa Dominicana (Dominican Cornmeal Cake)

If someone offers you a Dominican arepa, don’t expect to get anything like the traditional Venezuelan or Colombian corn “pockets.” Instead, you will get a dense, sweet, cinnamoney cornmeal cake. Arepa is considered a dessert best enjoyed with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Pupusas de Chicharrón (Salvadoran Pork-Stuffed Masa Cakes)

Chicharrón pupusas are one of the most beloved foods in El Salvador, but making them from scratch can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got instant corn masa! Salvadorans take so much pride in their national dish, and for good reason: Pupusas are not only scrumptious, but also very versatile. Traditionally […]

Marmahón con Pollo (Honduran Couscous With Chicken)

Marmahón con Pollo is a dish representative of the culinary influence that immigrants of Arab descent have had on Central American countries, including Honduras. Much like tacos in the U.S., dishes such as these have become part of the cuisine of this region. Marmahón —­ similar but not equivalent to […]

Pastelitos Hondureños de Carne con Chimol

These little turnovers are great for a party indoors, as a snack for a weekend cookout with friends, or when your kids bring their hungry pals over to the house. In about an hour-and-a-half, you can have everyone munching away happily.

Nuéganos de Yuca (Honduran-Style Yuca Fritters)

Nuéganos — similar to Salvadoran nuégados — are delicious fritters made with yuca (also known as cassava), masa harina and cheese and served with a panela/piloncillo sweet sauce. The salty-sweet combination makes them a delectable dessert. If you want to take them up a level of deliciousness, serve them warm […]