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Chickpea Pizza

There is strong Italian influence when it comes to Argentinean cuisine. This particular dish comes from Northern Italy but in Argentina it is served with pizza. Alone, as served here, it is a great gluten-free meal. Chickpea flour, a staple in India is main ingredient. Despite its high carbohydrates content, it is also high in […]

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Quinoa Quiche con Sabor Latino

Bolivians have lived off Quinoa for centuries but the demand has recently soared in countries like the US. It has a light crunch and when cooked, it has a nutty flavor and becomes translucent. Although, most consider it a grain, it’s actually related to leafy greens such as spinach and we all know that’s good […]

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Spicy Peruvian Yuca Mash

Yuca mash is very similar to mash potato with a slightly grainier texture. In this recipe, we’ve incorporated a huancaina cheese sauce giving it a spicy Peruvian touch. Featured on Fox News Latino. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds yuca root, frozen 1 medium to large onion, sliced + ½ cup chopped onion 4 tablespoons olive oil, […]

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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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Yuca Encebollada

Yuca always brings me back to my childhood.  I love the smooth buttery texture.  In this recipe I’ve incorporated a heart healthy version in honor of American Heart Month.  It’s low in fat, low in sodium and low in cholesterol which equals a HAPPY HEART! Featured on Fox News Latino Yields 6 side dishes Ingredients 1 […]

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Baked Sweet Plantains

Baked Sweet Plantains

Plantains are a staple in tropical regions and most of Latin America including Brazil. They’re a great source of potassium and dietary fiber. Green, yellow, fried, baked, boiled, grilled or sauteed, there is not one cooking style that hasn’t been explored with this versatile banana that is treated the same way as potatoes. In this recipe, […]

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You down with PPP? Pastelón de Pavo y Platano

”I’m sure you’ll find use for these”, were my friend, Jessica’s exact words when  she handed me three sweet plantains, just days after Thanksgiving (knowing I’d still have leftovers).  Well, she knew exactly who she was talking to.  Sweet plantains are yummy and have so many ways to prepare but they are most commonly served […]

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