Gallo Pinto, Costa Rican Rice and Beans

Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Rice and Beans) is a traditional side dish served at breakfast.   This versatile side dish can be made in large batches and reheated throughout the week. Gallo Pinto means, quite literally, “Spotted Rooster” in Spanish, characterizing the speckled appearance of the dark beans against the white rice. So what’s Gallo Pinto…

Moroccan Chickpea Tajine

  Trying to eat healthier? Lower fat? Add more  vegetables to your diet? And you want flavor too! Well, then I have the dish for you: a sweet and savoury vegan tajine full of veggies  and  flavour. Tajines are North African stews that are often made in lidded clay or earthenware pots that recirculate the…

Baked cod with white wine tomato herb sauce

There are numerous reasons why cod has become such a popular fish in my house. First, it has a mild taste so everyone like it. It’s also easy to cook, relatively inexpensive and is available throughout the year. For those looking for an alternative to meat, cod is a great substitute that is packed with…

Fourth of July Breakfast Pizza

Yes, I know I’m Costarrican, but I live in the U. S now and  my baby was born here so I think that allows me to celebrate 4th of July. Berries are happened to be in season and so that means they are in their peak of deliciousness. Including different assort of berries is the best…

Grilled Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa over Coconut Rice

Today I have a super quick, easy and tasty meal for you, a grilled salmon with mango avocado salsa .  It pairs perfectly with my creamy coconut rice.  If you haven’t had coconut rice yet you need to make it today! It is one of my favorite rice dishes and it’s so easy to prepare….

RAINBOW FALAFEL SALAD WITH TAHINI DRESSING

How can you create a salad that packs a protein punch without adding meat? One of the best ways is to include chickpeas. In my opinion, the most delicious way is to make falafels with them. I have made falafel many a times but never did they turn out this good as last weekend. I…

Blueberries and Chia Seed Fluffy Pancakes

My daughter has an obsession with blueberries lately. She wants to eat them everyday, all day long! That´s why I came up with this recipe. You can substitute the blueberries for strawberries, raspberries or any berries that may be more appealing to you. It is free of refined sugar. The sweetness comes from the blueberries,…

Fresh Steamed Maine Lobster

Lobster are one of my favorite meals to make at home on special occasions. As a Costarrican, I am used to the taste of this shellfish.  But to be completely honest Maine lobster for me it’s the best in the world. It’s so sweet that’s hard to believe. It tastes almost like candy. We have been…

Costarrican Rondon Veggie Stew

A rondon stew is a costarrican dish that I adore. It  comes from our  caribbean coast.  It is full of tropical flavour:  the coconut milk and the thyme make the trick here. Originally, is made with red snapper but I since I can not get fresh red snapper here, I  changed it a bit and came…

Rice Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Light, refreshing, crunchy and easy-to-make salad anyone? When I first made this cold rice noodle salad recipe it was love at first sight! This salad is easy to throw together and requires zero cooking beyond boiling the noodles. Do not, however, be deceived by its simple steps Rice  Noodle Salad with Shrimp is a flavor…

Pesto Eggplant Lasagna

Are you an eggplant lover or an eggplant hater?  If you are in the hater side probably is because you haven’t been able to experience its full potential. Lately I have been trying to work more vegetables into our diet, as well as cut some calories and simple carbs. I find that often the best…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Some days are green smoothie days, and some days… Well some days are for comfort and peanut butter. I’m a big time smoothie drinker. I love a them as a post-workout snack or just throughout the day to make sure I get in enough fruit. One of my resolutions for 2017 is to eat better…