Category Archives: Side Dish

My Thanksgiving Menu

My family doesn’t really have a Thanksgiving tradition except having rice on the table. Since two years ago I started taking control in the kitchen for every holiday that was to come. I like to challenge myself in catering to … Continue reading

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Heart of Palm Salad (Ensalada de Palmito)

This salad is from Nicaragua. On one of my trips to Colombia I went to a flea market and I found this cookbook, and I didn’t bother to read the title or anything. I noticed food and recipes as I … Continue reading

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Rice w/ Chorizo & Fresh White Cheese (Arroz Clavado)

This dish has to be one of my favorite ways to eat rice. I love chorizo and fresh white cheese (I know fattening, but so flavorful!). This rice is from Colombia in the region of Chocó. Every region in Colombia … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Sugar Fried Apples (Manzanas Fritas con Azucar de Canela)

So my inspiration for this dessert was fall and a Swiss recipe called Thurgauer Apfelkuchlein . This delicious dessert is easy and great as a finger food for this Halloween (cuz they’re kinda ugly-looking)…..Crunchy on the outside and sweet apple-y … Continue reading

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Avocado & Apple Salad (Ensalada de Aguacate y Manzana)

So yesterday I took a day trip to explore the town of New Paltz and went Apple picking in Dressel Farm. I ended up getting 2o pounds of apples!! Yeah….So now to use them all up I’ll be sharing a … Continue reading

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Fig Jam (Mermelada de Higo)

I finally found figs right before the summer ends. I looked no further than to making a jam out of it. Saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall! This jam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to … Continue reading

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Potatoes Smothered w/ Egg Sauce (Cariucho)

This is a delicious Ecuadorian side dish that can be served with any meat, poultry, and game that you please. The tender potato is smothered with this bright, egg-y, thick sauce that everyone would love! An easy-going recipe that won’t … Continue reading

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