Sopa de Frijoles Hondureña (Slow Cooker Honduran Bean Soup)

Sopa de frijoles is a staple in all Honduran homes! This delicious and nutritious bean soup is very inexpensive to make and incredibly versatile. Dry beans are an affordable source of vegetable protein, dietary fiber, iron and healthy complex carbohydrates. If you’ve never tried frijoles de seda (Spanish for “silk […]

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.

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 […]

Better-for-You Potato Salad

Make this scrumptious potato salad for the warm days! Substituting mayonnaise for avocado is not only delicious, but it’s also a healthy twist that boosts the protein and healthy fats content!

Lower-Cal Pan de Elote (Cornbread)

Torta or pan de elote (cornbread) is a dense and moist type of sweet bread. It doesn’t have the texture of traditional cornbread. Traditionally, pan de elote is sweetened with condensed milk. In this recipe, I substituted condensed milk for low-fat evaporated milk, which by definition is not generally recommended. […]

Healthy Thanksgiving! (And a Yam Recipe)

El Día de Acción de Gracias is a nice opportunity to get together and be thankful for all important things in life. However, for many people, Thanksgiving dinner is just one more stressful event that requires much planning and work. And it is not only the fact of not knowing what […]