Arepas, the South American cousin of the Salvadorian pupusa and Mexican gordita, is a thick corn patty that is a staple of Venezuelan and Colombian cooking. My sources tell me the difference between a Venezuelan arepa and a Colombian arepa is that a Venezuelan arepa is stuffed with yummy fillings while the Colombian one is used more as accompaniment (like a tortilla or dinner roll would be used). Either way this little corn patty sure is delicious. Continue reading
Craving something light and refreshing? Paletas are a good way to go. A cold, icy treat to help stave off the heat. Now paletas come in several different flavors (such as Pepino con Chile and Vegan Almond Chocolate) and the possibilities are endless. However, when refreshing is what you want coconut water with fresh lime is the way to go. Lime offers this great punch of acidity and flavor while coconut water counters it with a touch of sweetness. Not to mention, coconut water can be hydrating. Ohhhh yummy. Continue reading
Looking for a quick and easy breakfast idea? Molletes are the answer. They are fast, simple and delicious. You are basically looking at bread, beans, cheese and salsa heated through to make one scrumptious and portable meal. Yes, breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack time) can be this easy. Slice a roll in half, slather some garlicky beans, top with cheese, watch it become gooey then spoon some salsa on top. Pretty easy! Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. Continue reading
Summer and corn go hand in hand. Something about munching on corn on the cob on a sunny afternoon that is just delightful. It is the perfect summer snack.
It is amazing just delicious one little vegetable can taste. Mexican-style corn on the cob includes the use of several toppings. I’m glad it does. The end result is this sweet, salty, buttery, tart, spicy treat to munch on. You take a bite and the toppings stick to your face and your hands and your clothes… But that is what summer is all about. Continue reading
Samosas and Empanadas: fraternal twins, long-distance family members or brothas from a different motha? Who knows? But both sure are tasty traditional treats.