The Perfect Snack

So this is not the best picture, but I can promise you that it tastes delicious! It is so simple and filling that you can’t go wrong. You can also make this the night before and the tomatoes will marinade in the oil. I will give you some ideas also, in case you do not…

A Healthy Start, Starts with a Healthy Lunch

So I have gained about 10 pounds since I originally lost all my weight and even then, I still had another 10 pounds to loose. If any of you have been in my position, you understand that it can get frustrating, especially since it is easier to gain then to loose weight. Any way, I…

Guava and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

So this is the recipe that I feel took me over the top in creations and is one of the first inserts to my Cookbook –  Buy Cookbook Here A very popular dessert in Cuba is too serve casacaras de guayava con queso crema en galletas cubana (guava shells with cream cheese on Cuban crackers). It…

Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty if you make them right. They are also very good for you…they are low in calories and fat and have NO cholesterol. Check out this article for additional health benefits of green beans. If you follow me, you have…

The Banana vs The Plantain

I probably buy 30-35 bananas a week and I can assure you that all of them are eaten. Not only do I buy them because everyone in my home loves them but for several other reason…nutrients, taste, versatility, they look fantastic as decoration ; ), etc. I remember when my son was diagnosed with diabetes…

Polenta & the Mushroom

So I was watching the Barefoot Contessa the other day, which I absolutely adore, and the minute she said polenta, I had to watch. There were a few great dishes, but this was the only one that I would eat since the others had meat. It looked so good that I made sure to save…

Delicious & Healthy Egg Muffins

My daughters 16th birthday party is slowly approaching and every time you realize you have to get into a dress you say to yourself, I have to loose those 10 pounds. Well… the party is on April 6th and I wanted to have a recipe that would be easy to make, tasty to eat and…

Coconut Rum Macaroons

Coconut, Coconut, Coconut! This is such an amazing ingredient and not only is great for food, you can also use it for scrubs and fragrances. I have another blog that is titled toasted coconut, and this is great to have and top other dishes off with them. I can guarantee that I will have plenty…

Sofrito – The Sauce!

Sofrito is the base of many dishes in Cuban cuisine. The typical ingredients are tomatoes, garlic, onions and peppers. I have a few dishes in my cookbook with this sauce and I usually experiment a little with the different color peppers and the way that I incorporate the tomato. On my last blog, picadillo, you…