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…

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Sauteed Chickpeas with Avocado

So I started a 30 day challenge three days ago and I have already 2 pounds. I am not doing to many things different except that I am not cheating and I am excersing daily. Part of the challenge is to use an app called 30 Day Abs. It allows you to check off what…

Healthy Quinoa Salad

I am trying to get back into the swing of things after the New Year, as I am sure we all are, so one thing I am doing is prepping certain foods so that I ensure that I eat well. One of the things I made today was multi-colored quinoa. This is such a versitile…

Chickpeas Curried up

Chickpeas are not everyone’s favorite, but they are definitely up there on my list. I love foods that are versatile and that you can turn into so many different flavors and textures.  Just as an example, hummus…I have had hummus blended, mashed, or whole; with roasted garlic, raw garlic, olive tapenade, red peppers, you name…

Tropical Matcha Shake

I really like to have shakes in the morning and at night. It has been a great way for me to maintain my weight loss and not be hungry. My husband also has a shake, but usually only in the am or the evening and his is very consistently the same. I usually do Herbalife…

Sesame Seed Butter

One of the most popular nuts in my house are almonds, but I happen to be allergic to almonds. I haven’t always been allergic to them and they seem to be the only nut that I am allergic to, go figure. However,  I feel that almost everything today has almonds and it makes it hard…

The Perfect Guacamole

Avocado’s are staples in my home and they go in almost everything, even our shakes.  Avocado’s are incredibly nutritious and are heart healthy. Since they have a somewhat bland flavor and are extremely creamy they are great to add to sauces, salad dressings, shakes and just alone.  My husband eats so many avocados that I…

Pesto Potatoes

My kids love potatoes and they are such a great canvas and an all around side dish. If there is one thing that I have on hand always, besides onions, garlic and peppers, it’s potatoes. I am sure that there will be quite a few potato recipes on my blog and I am hoping you…

Yummy Veggie Burger

This is one of the best veggie burgers that I have ever made. The combination between the sweetness of the butternut squash and the black beans, along with the different spices is delicious. I made this burger for my son’s 20th Birthday (today), as per his request along with the pesto potatoes and it was…