After coming home from a long day of work its hard to find the strength to make dinner, my solution was finding the Chinese take-out menu and ordering my food.  But then I remembered that I still had a few ingredients in my refrigerator and pantry left over from my previous dinner. I saved a chicken breast and some asparagus because I knew that I wanted to used them before they went bad. I looked at my ingredients and thought to myself, Whats the easiest thing I can whip up? Fried Rice! Fried Rice indeed, its easy, simple and cheap! I first cooked the rice using only twoRead More →

Making a quick mid-week dinner does not have to be overwhelming, it can be easy and simple. Its easy to use ingredients in your pantry and get creative, just use whatever you like. For tonight’s dinner I made a Chinese inspired dish, I knew that I wanted to incorporated ginger in my dish to give it a natural spice flavor. I used two whole chicken breast that I chopped and seared using olive oil, while the chicken was cooking I finely chopped three garlic cloves and about a tablespoon of fresh ginger finely chopped. I added the ginger and garlic to the chicken, while that wasRead More →

I just want to start out by apologizing for leaving you guys in the dark. I have had a very busy week but I am excited to share with you my culinary journey, Yes food! I hope you guys stayed tune and read my up coming post, I look forward for all your comments and feedback.   Love my readers    Read More →

    Date night was perfect I met my boyfriend in the city and we decided to check out a restaurant called Thaila located in midtown west. I was super excited to check this place out, considering the $1 oysters on their menu. We went in and order the chefs selection this included Delaware Bay Oysters and some herb fries. He ordered a Manhattan up and I got my favorite drink a margarita! As we devoured our oysters my boyfriend thought it would be a good idea if I try an oyster shooter. I never heard of an oyster shooter before, he explain to me that its aRead More →

This year I got the pleasure to visit Puerto Rico for the second time. During my trip to Puerto Rico I got the opportunity to befriend a local by the name of Belen, she is the owner of Belen’s Cafe and Tiki Bar in Cabo Rojo. Her menu is simple yet delectable, I was told that I just had to try her beans. So I placed an order for beans and a side of white rice, without any hesitation I went for it. Her beans were heavenly each bite was full of flavor, these beans were so good that for a second I lost myself.Read More →

  Arroz con leche is traditionally sweetened rice pudding, many people have their own variations on preparing this dish. For me I follow my palate and make my decision based on what I like. Because I love the taste of coconut milk I added it into my recipe: Arroz con Leche 1 cup of rice 2 Cinnamon sticks 5 cups of water 1 16oz. Can of coconut milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2Cups of milk Pinch of salt Pinch of nutmeg Raisins opt.   I first cook one cup of long grain rice with cinnamon sticks and water, enough water to completely cover theRead More →

We didn’t know what we wanted to eat for dinner, but I knew that chicken was the protein of choice since I had pulled it out of the freezer. I thought to myself who doesn’t love a good chicken parmesan, so right after work I went to the market and got some ingredients that I needed like marinara sauce and mozzarella. All my ingredients were ready for me to work with. However my boyfriend decided that he wanted to make dinner. So he made an assembly station, first with his egg wash, then with AP flour that he seasoned with salt and pepper, he alsoRead More →

  Last Sunday we decided to throw a TACO PARTY for our friends. My boyfriend brought home a good amount of limes.  At first I thought that we can make some frozen Margaritas, which I love! But I just had to bake something with them, so I decided that I wanted to make lime cupcakes with a lime cream cheese frosting. I searched on pinterest and found a lime cupcake recipe, however this recipe was for Margarita cupcakes which would have required me to add some tequila, since I didn’t have tequila at the time I made them booze-free. Tip: A pastry chef I knowRead More →

For Christmas dinner this year my mother requested ceviche, ceviche is an Ecuadorian dish which is marinated seafood in citrus, it can be prepared using any type of seafood like fish or shrimp. At my mothers house we eat ceviche only on special occasions like for the holidays or birthdays, we do so because shrimp can be very expensive. This year I had the honor of making Ceviche for my family. The recipe is as follow: Shrimp Ceviche recipe: servings 10-13 juice of 10 limes juice of 2 oranges bunch of cilantro, chopped 4 red onions thinly sliced 5 tomatoes sliced 3 pounds of rawRead More →

  Every Sunday I look forward to having a nice homemade meal after a long work week. Its always special because I don’t cook. Instead, my boyfriend does the cooking and he really enjoys it! He is a rock star in the kitchen and with no professional culinary experience, he relies on his palate. Of course I am his taste tester but at the end he gives the final call. I love to share my input with him and every now and then I give him a few tips. Because most of my time spent is in a kitchen, on Sunday I get to kickRead More →