Camarones Enchilados (Cuban Style Shrimp in Tomato based Sauce) I have finally mastered this recipe and updated it from my mom’s original recipe. For a spicer dish, you can adjust the Tabasco and red chili flakes.  This is traditionally served over a bed of white rice […]

Camarones Enchilados

Cuban Style Ground Beef aka: “Picadillo” (This is how to make a healthier version of the typical Cuban Style Ground Beef Dinner) 2 – 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 small onion 1 small red pepper 2 large cloves garlic 1 pound Ground Turkey or Ground […]


Below are two recipes, one with fresh herbs and one with dried. I have yet to find someone who doesn’t love this vinaigrette. Perfect over salads, as pizza base, to dip roasted veggie.  Key is buy a good quality balsamic vinegar so don’t be shy to splurge a little. […]

Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make the most out of your summer harvest.  Try this simple & light delicious pasta meal. Spinach Cashew Pesto Recipe 1 oz parmesan cheese 1/2 oz cashews 1 clove of garlic 1 jalepeno, seeded 4 oz spinach (about 4 cups, unpacked) 3-5 Basil leaves 1 tsp […]

Spinach Cashew Pesto with Pasta

Shrimp Ceviche 1
Have you been searching for ceviche recipes? I’m sure you’ve encountered a wide array of shrimp and fish ceviche recipes with all sorts of different ingredients and methods. The recipe below reminds me of my childhood.  My family, especially my father, loved shrimp ceviche (aka: Ceviche […]

Cuban Style Shrimp Ceviche

My supper easy to make yogurt sauce compliments and enhances the flavor of a variety of foods. Use a dollop of this Yogurt Avocado sauce for: chicken or fish Veggie dip  Garnishing Turkey Chili (instead of sour cream) Use as delicious as a salad dressing Try […]

Yogurt Avocado Sauce

Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans 1
Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 orange, yellow or red bell peppers, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon of chili powder 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper […]

Turkey Chili with Red Kidney Beans

This is a cooking class favorite! Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese ½   cup  Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette with Dried Herbs 24  slices Cuban Bread or French Baguette Slices — 1/4″ thick 6   Roma tomato 2   large  Florida avocado ¼   pound  Manchego cheese — sliced thin […]

Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese

Quinoa Salad 2
Quinoa Salad 1 cup Quinoa 2 cups water 1 zucchini 1/2 to 1 cup soy beans 1/2 to 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes 1/4 to 1/2 of 1 orange pepper 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar 3 Tablespoons of Roasted Garlic […]

Quinoa Salad

I found myself staring at the fruit bowl on my table contemplating on which fruit I craved.   The voice inside my head, said ALL!  This is when I decided to see how it would taste if I combined the mango, avocado and orange.  My little experiment, topped off […]

Oranges, Mango and Avocado: My latest Appetizing Combination