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Picadillo Stuffed Peppers

The beef mixture used in this recipe is the same as my Chilean corn pie. Pino as it is traditionally called in Chile, is also known as picadillo in other parts of Latin America. Each country has played with the recipe and made it a national dish.  Today picadillo is served on rice, tortillas or […]


Latin Coleslaw

Until the age of 9 I grew up eating coleslaw at least three times a week. This is because in Colombia cabbage is a much more common and affordable vegetable than lettuce, spinach or any other green. Also, the idea of purchasing salad dressings in a bottle is a relatively new concept for many Colombians, […]


Red Chicken Stew

If possible please cook this dish in a clay pot. I have listed the clay pot under the ingredients because to me this dish is so incredible because of the cooking method. I don’t know what it is about cooking in clay but it honestly does develop flavours that are difficult to achieve on the […]


Perfect Summer Gazpacho

My Toronto apartment has no air-conditioning which makes cooking in the summer quite uncomfortable. This cold soup is a perfect summer recipe because it keeps my kitchen cool. The first time I made this soup I was intrigued by the technique of soaking the bread in water but it adds texture to the soup. This […]


Coco-Lime Cupcakes

I was looking at old copies of Weight Watchers magazines when I spotted a gorgeous snapshot of lemon bars. I swear I only glimpsed at the image for seconds but that was enough to develop an insatiable craving for everything lemon and lime. Trying to satisfy my craving I came up with this recipe for […]


Cilantro Pesto

I love cilantro and will often purchase a bunch to add to my Latin American dishes. I find a few of the green leaves add tremendous amount of flavour to any dish. Unfortunately in a household of two I find it challenging to use up all my cilantro before it wilts and turns brown. To […]


Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Cookbooks are for inspiration. I love looking at cookbooks, I get lost in the ingredients, techniques and most of all the pictures. However I don’t often purchase cookbooks because I like to cook without recipes. During a recent trip to Costco I found a deal on two cookbooks that focus on the cuisine of Spain […]


Galician Tuna Empanadas

Empanadas originated in the Iberian peninsula, specifically in the Galician region in what is now Spain. Through colonization the Spanish and Portuguese brought this dish to America where it was transformed and re-interpreted into the many variations available today. The filling for this recipe is tuna but if you wish to experiment you can always […]

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