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I “HEART” You Mini Pot Pies

Like in most Latin American countries, empanadas are a big hit at the “to go” lunch counters in Brazil.  Traditionally, in Brazil, they are made to look like mini quiches that are baked with flakey crusts and a wide variety of fillings. In this recipe, we used hearts of palm, a common ingredient found in […]

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Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas

Chorizo and Cheese…need I say more? Ingredients 3/4 pound chorizo 1/2 cup onions, diced 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed 14 ounce package prepared dough (discs for pastries) – located in the frozen aisle Oil for frying Directions Remove chorizo casing and while cooking in a medium-sized skillet break up chorizo to fine little pieces. Cook until […]

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Corned Beef Empanadas

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product and as picky as my husband is, it was one of his favorite foods while growing up and still to this day.  So naturally, he challenged me to make an empanada. Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 12 ounce can […]

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Life of emPi-nadas

I came up with this recipe when Life of Pi was up for an Oscar.  In the book, the character talks about some of his favorite foods, one of them being Korma.  Korma is a very flavorful vegetable dish made with curry and heavy cream.  For this recipe, we’ve added shrimp considering the main character was at sea. […]

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Salteñas

Bolivian empanadas are called Salteñas, which was named after a city in Argentina. Salteñas are enjoyed as a mid-morning snack and can be purchased from street vendors, as well as restaurants all over Bolivia. Aside from the great taste of this sweet yet spicy empanada, it’s filled with veggies and it’s baked instead of fried. Empanadas without […]

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Not My Mama’s Empanadas with Avocado Cream

My sister said it best when she read the recipe suggested this recipe title.  She said, “wow, this is not your typical Dominican/Puerto Rican empanada.” When Latinos think about empanadas, it’s usually the fried Caribbean style we  grew up with that mom used to make and probably still does. But these are  not your typical […]

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Shrimp Wrapped in Serrano Ham

This is a no fuss cocktail party recipe that is sure to impress your guests this New Year’s Eve.  Cooking with Serrano ham is not complicated.  It simply adds flavor and is a compliment to many dishes whether it’s served hot or cold.  The ham is easily digestible and contains high levels of acidic and […]

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Papa a la Huancaína with Seared Scallops

This Peruvian potato salad is topped with a spicy creamy cheese sauce that is  enjoyed during the holiday season.  In this recipe, we added seared  scallops which provide a great source of vitamin B12, an important nutrient for  cardiovascular health.Serves 8. Featured on Fox News Latino Ingredients • 8 Medium to large yukon potatoes • […]

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Turkey “Leftover” Acorn Boats

Winter squash such as acorn contain a good amount of vitamin C which is about one-third of the daily value in every cup and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  Paired with Thanksgiving leftovers star ingredient, the turkey, you’re  adding high protein to your meal as well.  This dish is simple, versatile  and will impress unexpected guests that are […]

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Pumpkin, Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Pumpkins contain vitamin A which aid with vision. Spinach has powerful antioxidants that combat high blood pressure.  And the fiber found in artichokes, promotes intestinal health. This is a powerful dip that may counteract all the downfalls of candy eaten this Halloween. Makes about 2 cups. Featured on Fox News Latino Ingredients ½ cup onions, finely chopped […]

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