October 2010

Every day should be chocolate day.

October 28, 2010

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Either white, milk or dark, everyone has a favorite. Chocolate comes from a tree called Theobroma cacao. Theobroma in latin means “food of the gods”. This plant was discovered thousands of years ago in the tropical rainforests of central and south america. The Mayans and Aztecs used the seeds of cacao […]

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Mahi-Mahi Watermelon Ceviche

October 27, 2010

Ceviche is a delicious, light and easy to make South-American seafood dish: its the perfect summer meal, no cooking involved. I know some of you are having snow already but in my island we have 365 days of summer, so its normal to have ceviche year-round. Think of ceviche as latin-sashimi. Raw bite-sized pieces of seafood […]

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Meatless Monday with a Japanese twist.

October 25, 2010

My inner vegetarian loves Meatless Mondays. This week I wanted to try a stir-fry dish using konnyaku. Growing up in a mixed environment, our weekly menu was half japanese/half dominican. I loved going to my grandma’s because she always had fresh homemade tofu, mochi and konnyaku. She used to slice it like sashimi and we would […]

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Happy National Nut Day!

October 22, 2010

According to Foodimentary’s food holiday calendar today is National Nut Day. Even though I don’t live in the US I find these holidays amusing and will be celebrating a few of them (great excuse to cook, bake and blog). When I was younger I hated all kinds of desserts with nuts in them. I liked […]

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Quinoa tabbouleh.

October 18, 2010
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You might have heard about Meatless Monday and I have to say I love the idea of giving up meat and focusing on plant-based diet at least once a week. I’m not a big fan of red meat (I do eat it occasionally) but I know a lot of people who MUST have it everyday. High demand […]

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Happy World Bread Day!

October 16, 2010
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I heard about world bread day this morning on Twitter via Jamie from @lifesafeast. I thought about baking this panda bread which I saw online like a year ago and had been in my to-do list ever since. I wasn’t very patient with the second proofing so this first loaf ended up looking kinda funky. […]

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Hello. Hola. :)

October 14, 2010

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog! Over the years I’ve been blogging on and off: I remember my first blog was more like a journal, then I started a new one to post pics from culinary school; now that I have graduated I want to be an active food blogger and share with  you my […]

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