Saturday, January 4, 2014

Black-Eyed Pea Soup (good for your tummy, good for your soul)

I planned to post this black-eyed pea soup on January 1st. I usually have an open house that day and lentil soup is served, to ensure abundance and prosperity on the New Year. When I learned that Americans eat black-eyed peas for the same purpose, I decided to saved this recipe to post it on New Year's Day…

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Like in Sinatra’s song, I would say 2013 was a very good year. It taught me that great things never came out of comfort zones. To live and feel alive, you need to get out. And risk. And take chances. It may be hard and uncomfortable, but at the end, the results are worth it.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Coconut Macaroons for my Birthday Boy

Today is my son Tomás Eugenio’s birthday. He’s finally turning 10 and like his mom, he’s a sweet lover. So, I made these coconut macaroons that he adores. They evoke flavors of my childhood: we used to have cocadas (coconut smoothies), besitos de coco (coconut kisses?) and coquitos (candied coconut.) These macaroons are not only delicious, but super easy to make. I hope you like my recipe.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rum Popo and Happy Holidays!

I must confess I cannot see a “misplaced” rum recipe out there because I run to mix it and taste it! Today's recipe is a delicious rum popo, as prepared in Belize where it’s the equivalent of Puerto Rican coquito, Venezuelan ponche crema or American eggnog.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Three Beans Salad (Thinking Thanksgiving)


It has been a while since I wanted to make this salad. I first saw it, a couple of years ago, canned in glass jars in Costco. More recently, my Twitter friend Radha, a journalist and cook, like me, sent me a picture of a similar one made ​​by her in Caracas.
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