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One piece of Peach Pie with whipped coconut cream with basil syrup

Perfect Peach Pie with Whipped Coconut Cream & Basil Syrup

A classic foolproof Summer Peach Pie with all the instructions you need for a flaky crust and perfectly spiced peach filling.  Try something new! Instead of whipped cream – try whipped coconut cream! I refrigerate a can of coconut milk, scoop out the thick cream and whisk until light. A little basil syrup adds sweetness […]

Corn Pudding with cheddar & chipotle crust in a vintage casserole

Corn Pudding with Cheddar & Chipotle Crust

14 CORN RECIPES to Make and Savor All Summer!  Plus NEW Corn Pudding with Cheddar and Chipotle Crust – a must side-dish that is healthy, light & delicious. See bottom for recipe. Butter and Sugar corn is considered the best tasting corn. It is a favorite for its sweet flavor, texture and quality. I’m obsessed […]

Four different colors of steamed beets with pickled onions and shallot-thyme vinaigrette in a bowl

12 Beet Recipes You Will Love for Summer + NEW Quattro Colore Beet Salad

I can’t get enough of the earthy-sweetness of Beets! Especially in summer when they are just pulled from the ground in a myriad of colors.  They are healthy, easy to prepare –  adds a little color to your life. A Simple Beet Salad Showing Off Their Natural Glorious Colors. Four different colored beets are sliced […]

chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet with skin side down using two bricks a weights

Chicken Breasts Under a Brick with a Vegetable Ragoût

Tender chicken with an outrageous crispy crust pairs with a vegetables melange of carrots, turnips & corn and a rosemary pan-sauce. The ultimate one-pan healthy comfort food main dish. Cooking chicken breasts under a brick creates not only a crispy skin – but a perfectly cooked and tender interior. “Brick Chicken” is seared skin-side down with a […]

Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing on two square plates

Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing

Keeping it simple – Crunch, Color and Flavor! A wonderful and refreshing summer salad. Such an easy salad to put together – a cool salad for warm Summer days and nights. Shaved Fresh Coconut is a must! (Easily found at many grocery store & health food shops – coconut meat chunked out of it’s shell – […]

Apricot-Cherry Cobblers with Cinnamon Biscuits

Karen’s Apricot – Cherry Cobbler with Cinnamon Biscuits

Fresh Fruit Gently Sweetened in Individual Ramekins are Begging You to Dig Into!  Apricots and Cherries are in season right now – add a quick Cobbler- Cinnamon Biscuit topping for an incredible dessert. This casual fruit dessert Is made in individual one cup ramekins – the PERFECT Summer treat! Light with just the right amount […]

Chickpea "Baked Beans" out of the oven

Karen’s Chickpea “Baked Beans”

Tastes like the best homemade baked beans but better! More easily digested than all beans! No barbecue feast or picnic is complete without them! Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free. Any homemade baked beans are superior to canned! See below all the preservatives, chemicals and “natural flavors” most major companies add. I Love Baked Beans – just […]

Seared Scallops with Karen's Ponzu Sauce on white embossed plate

Karen’s Zesty Ponzu Dipping Sauce

Citrusy Ponzu Sauce can be made ahead of time – adds flavor and Zest to all! See all my Make Ahead Sauces, Salsas and Condiments for easy-breezy meals! Ponzu is a citrus based sauce used in Japanese cooking. Ponzu meaning “punch” – does just that… punches up flavor with Umami tastes and benefits. It’s incredibly fragrant ~ […]

Grilled caponata in a vintage baking dish with oregano and pine nuts

Grilled Caponata – A New Twist with Deep Flavor!

From the Mediterranean area – Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish or eggplant salad typically served room temperature. I’m seriously grilling lately – so I have turned one of my favorite dishes into a grilled spectacular Italian dish. Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish or eggplant salad typically served room temperature. This vegetarian feast has […]

Smoked Vinegar Mop and Sauce with Onion and Garlic

Memorial Day – 20 Inspiring Recipes and 3 Menus I Love

Best Memorial Day BBQ Recipes: creative, inspiring and something for everyone!  Beyond Hamburgers and Hot Dogs – there are so many healthy & tasty Memorial Day recipes to explore… plan ahead and Heat Up the Grill! Three Fabulous MENUS I am recommending are: The Perfect Healthy ALL AMERICAN BBQ Menu Global Flavors – The Ultimate […]

Shortbread Linzer Thins sandwiched with Tomato Jam

Savory Cheese Shortbread Linzer Thins with Tomato Jam

A creative play on the beloved “Linzer Cookie”  – savory, cheesy melt-in-your-mouth shortbread sandwiched with Tomato Jam! To make the shortbread thins: Roll this easy dough out 1/8 inch thin. Cut rounds. Cut out a circle in half of the rounds and bake until golden. Add 3/4 teaspoon of tomato jam on the bottom thin […]

Middle eastern Falafel on a wooden vintage board

Fantastic Healthier Falafel to Make At Home – With Zesty Tahini Sauce

A Middle Eastern plant-based healthful fritter does not need to be deep fried. See my method for pan-frying and then finishing in the oven for the tastiest falafel! Gluten Free. Crispy & Crunchy with tender insides and bold flavors – enjoy making them at home!  Falafel is a fantastic vegan-friendly meal that is packed full of […]

Thai Basil Pesto adorns Pasta Squares and Roasted Zucchini

Mother’s Day Inspirations – 18 Recipes She Will Love!

Spoil Mom with some home cooking! She will love the effort… and results ~ and you might learn a few new recipes and techniques. Look for local Spring ingredients – the best and freshest you can find and make this year a bountiful celebration for the special Moms in your life.  Here is a gathering of […]

Chimichurri sauce in a vintage glass bowl

Zesty Chimichurri Sauce and How To Use It!

This classic Argentinian Sauce takes only minutes to make and the perfect little sauce/condiment to pair with all your grilling specialties. Chimichurri is a herb-based raw sauce & condiment – you simply chop and stir all the ingredients together. No two recipes are alike – this is how I make it ~ “a mixture of […]

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles with Tofu & Mushrooms in a white modern bowl

Delicious Dan Dan Noodles – They’re Vegan!

Dan Dan Noodles are a traditional street food from Sichuan, China and can easily be recreated in your home kitchen! I’m lightening them up with Tofu & Mushrooms in place of pork, and adding vibrant greens. I love these noodles! A combustion of flavors — savory, nutty, spicy, and smoky. It’s Earth Day! We’re celebrating […]

Karen's Iraqi Seasoning Spice Blend on perfectly cooked grilled chicken over naan bread

Iraqi Seasoning Spice Blend with my Fabulous Iraqi Seasoned Grilled Chicken

Spice Blends adds zest & power-house of flavor and aroma – and totally transforms food from bland to fabulous. Experience New Flavors with this versatile Spice Blend. Are you passionate about adding flavor to foods? Be adventurous with spices and elevate your cooking to a whole other level! Spices allow you to be creative and adventurous […]

Spring egg drop soup - undated and healthy in a vintage bowl

Spring Egg Drop Soup

Classic Egg Drop Soup gets a healthy overhaul with Spring Veggies and a topping of Fresh Crab. Spring Produce is popping up everywhere – so I’m using glorious green vegetables and enhancing the classic Egg Drop Soup – I think for the better! The crab is optional, yet adds a lingering sweetness and a pop of color… fresh […]

Spinach & Frisee Salad with French Baguette topped with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Swirl

Spring Inspiration – 20 Recipes to Try!

Get ready to take on Spring with my favorite recipes including lightened-up options (to help with the COVID-19 added pounds), creative first courses, tempting main courses and must-make desserts that celebrate the current and long awaited new season! Let’s start here – time to uncover the grill and savor these fat asparagus in this restaurant quality […]

Rhubarb Vanilla Jam with Toast on vintage plate

Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam and What to Do With It

Spring Rhubarb Season is Here at Last!  Rhubarb Jam is easily transformed into this luscious Rhubarb Butter Sauce. I love the process of Jam-making! Finding the perfect seasonal fruit and stirring it up in a pot with organic pure cane sugar and complementary flavoring ingredients. What to do with it? The jam’s sweet flavor has […]

Chicken with Balsamic- Rosemary Sauce in baking pan

Passover 2021 Survival Guide with NEW Tzimmes Chicken with Balsamic-Rosemary Sauce

20 Recipes you can make with confidence – a mouthwatering array of some inspiring modern recipes. This recipe has what you are looking for! Roast succulent pieces of chicken, seasoned perfectly with the addition of allspice – with hints of cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Chock full of ingredients – as you can see! Brimming with Colorful Heirloom Carrots, […]

Three Caesar Salad Tacos in Parmesan Crisp Shells on a vintage wood serving board

Parmesan Crisps & Creative Caesar Salad Tacos

I’m getting creative with these Parmesan Crisps + Caesar Salad Tacos! See my Master EASY Parmesan Crisps Recipe. Bakes in five minutes, crispy, light and delicious. Cute I know! But – incredibly scrumptious, you’ll love these four bite tacos. Easy Parmesan Crisps can be made into these clever Caesar Salad Tacos. The crisps are made with grated Parmigiano […]

Herbed Tomato and Fennel Soup with Parmesan Crisps in mid-century bowls

Herbed Tomato and Fennel Soup with Parmesan Crisps

In the Mediterranean Tradition – the flavors here are a combination of mellow and bold. Aromatic Basil and Fennel both have hints of anise (licorice) and team beautifully with sweet San Marzano Tomatoes. Soup making is about using the best quality ingredients and understanding the method of how to prepare it to perfection. Use the freshest […]

Red Coconut Curry with Sesame Tofu and Roasted Vegetables in a vintage bowl on vintage aqua linens

Red Coconut Curry with Sesame Tofu & Roasted Vegetables

A delicious & healthy Thai inspired meal. Totally satisfying and hearty with out being heavy. Vegan – Vegetarian – Gluten Free! I’m in love! ~ with this Red Coconut Curry Sauce. Coconut Milk creates a creamy essence and Red Curry Paste lends deep flavor, color and heat. Tip: this little can of red curry paste is a cook’s […]

Two white modern crocks with French Onion Soup with Fresh Thyme.

Classic French Onion Soup – My Way

Oh-La-La ~ Warm up with  Classic Crock of Onion Soup with a Secret Ingredient – Shiitake Mushrooms A delicious, hearty broth starts with good vegetable and chicken broths (no beef broth here) – added to perfectly caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms. The mushrooms add a nice earthy flavor that complements the soup.. just love that! […]

Chocolate Lava Cake with peanut butter truffles - perfectly cooked with an oozing center with vintage Valentine's cards

Chocolate Lava Cakes with Peanut Butter Truffles

Let Your LOVE Flow this Valentine’s Day with this Yummy, Fudgy Treat! Dark Chocolate Cake – with an oozing filling of swirling chocolate & peanut butter. This Valentine’s Day treat your sweetie to a delicious, rich, dense and fudgy cake – perfect for sharing! A chocolate treat that has a warm, gooey, flowing chocolate-peanut butter center. Who […]

Romaine, shaved cucumbers, shaved radishes and microgreens with a Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette on a modern white plate

Preserved Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette and How to Use It

Tangy, Mellow and Zesty! A Fabulous Full-Of-Flavor Vinaigrette with many uses beyond salads. Two recipes below for using this vinaigrette: Shaving vegetables brings a nice look and texture to a salad. Shave with a sharp, wide vegetable peeler… so easy and fun. I like to have watermelon and purple daikon radishes in my fridge, they […]

Grilled Pumpkin Swordfish with Green Masala Sauce on a square plate

Pumpkin Swordfish with Green Masala Sauce

A rare but delicious delicacy – Pumpkin Swordfish is in season (well, kind of) and it’s the best swordfish you ever ate! With a gorgeous “pumpkin” color ~ it’s a sweeter variety that is more buttery in flavor with a juicy texture. Of course you can use this recipe with any swordfish… I’m just showing off my catch! […]

Preserved Lemons in a Vintage Ball Jar - a speedy recipe

Preserved Meyer Lemons – a Speedy Recipe… and what to do with them!

Meyer Lemons are perfect for preserving! With their thin skins, bright lemony-color and fragrant flesh they have a sweeter, more floral taste. These beauties will pickle in their own juices.       I’m curing my Meyer Lemons in a vintage Ball Jar ~ inside the screw cap in a lining, is white milk glass. Once […]

Three Chili Recipes to Warm You Up!

This time of year I yearn for the perfect bowl of chili. Enjoy one of these Soul- Satisfying Recipes!  You know I’m always adding loads of vegetables… but what makes them truly delicious are the seasonings! Today I’m adding this one: Very Veggie Tempeh Chili with Homemade Chili Powder – a Vegan recipe. I’m serving it […]

Wonderful Meaty Roasted Mushrooms Team with a Vegan Pine Nut-Pesto Creamy Sauce Layered over Pasta

Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Chili Oil & Vegan Pine Nut Cream Sauce

Wonderful Meaty Roasted Mushrooms Team with a Vegan Pine Nut-Pesto Creamy Sauce Layered over Pasta Mushrooms are basted with my quick homemade Chili Oil for a spicy bite. This Vegan recipe includes many Wild Mushrooms, a luxurious texture and hearty flavor – cooked perfectly with crisp edges! Toss with Pasta in a Vegan Pine Nut-Basil […]

Colorful Winter Citrus is layered with thinly sliced fennel, micro greens and fresh mint

Winter Citrus Salad – It’s the Season!

I’m combining many types of Citrus and teaming them with Shaved Fennel and Mint. Drizzling on top with a delicious Citrus Vinaigrette with Vanilla Beans. You will love this recipe – Refreshing and light – a ray of sunshine in Winter! Citrus, Fennel & Mint Salad – Citrus Vinaigrette with Vanilla Beans  It’s a New […]

Swiss fondue done right with the addition of mellow garlic and chives. For the total experience serve with my Master Dinner Rolls with Flaky Salt

Cheesy Swiss Fondue with Garlic & Chives – Not Just for Entertaining

While fondue might be the ultimate party food- I’m in the mood for it’s silky, stingy texture and assertive flavor, and have decided to have a fondue night at home. Indulgent, okay just a little, but it only sounds fancy – it’s incredible simple to make! I really got into the idea and decided to […]

Flourless Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Brand New Website Design and Experience! Plus Holiday Cookies & Bars

A wonderful dark Chocolate Crackle Cookie that are naturally gluten free – there is no flour. Today I am launching an all new A ZEST FOR LIFE website! (yesterday a post was sent, as we were setting up this new website – this is the one that was intended) All the Recipes and Blog Posts […]

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies!

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Look no further for the perfect recipe – for eating & gift giving! These are gluten free! Or ~ use regular flour too. Simple, not fussy and EASY Bakery quality cookies you’ll love See recipe: how to make a crosshatch design on top of the cookies with the tines of a fork It’s December already […]

Butternut Squash Latkes - A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire.

Butternut Squash Latkes (an updated “potato” pancake)

A new twist for your Potato Pancake repertoire. Butternut Squash with warm spices makes a delicious sweet latke that is perfect for Chanukah or anytime! PLUS 3 of my well-tested latke recipes! These latkes have a pinch of sugar, cinnamon and grated nutmeg (grated apple too!) I love the flavor of these warm spices! Chanukah […]

Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos

After Thanksgiving Recipes Plus NEW: Roast Turkey & Veggie Tacos

I’m hoping your Thanksgiving was enjoyable and tasty. Here’s what I’m cooking up with the holiday’s leftovers. Roast Turkey & Veggie Mexican-Style Hard Shell Tacos Have lots of leftover of everything? Maybe after purchasing many ingredients, you decided to limit your guests this year. This just happened to a friend who was in her kitchen […]

Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate

Thanksgiving Desserts to Live For! Plus NEW: Lightened-Up Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Biscotti Crust and Honey Peanuts

A New Recipe ~ Loving the light feel and creamy texture of this cheesecake with addictive chocolate-peanut flavors. A smooth and decadent Cheesecake made with Cottage Cheese – no cream cheese here! The crust is made from my Chocolate Peanut Biscotti – with a little melted butter for binding. Honey peanuts are a snap to make […]

Thanksgiving 2020 Survival Guide ~ the Best Recipes from my Home to Yours

Pecan Pie Bars (with a Secret Ingredient) I’ve got you covered with 24 well-tested, fabulous and inventive recipes for your celebration!  My favorite recipes for Thanksgiving with the necessary ingredients and techniques for complete success. This is obviously a different holiday as the COVID-19 pandemic is still in our midst – create lists of the […]

easily the best sweet potato oven fries with garlic!

Three Sweet Potato Side Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving!

It’s all about the “SIDES!!” Punch it up a notch this Thanksgiving with these delicious, creative recipes. I’ve been busy compiling all of my well-tested Thanksgiving recipes to share next week. Bursting with flavor and creativity. I’ve got you covered ~ from Soup to Nuts! Natural Candied Yams with Apple Cider Cinnamon Glaze A beautifully […]

Fall Recipes to Make Now!

Seasonal Fall recipes to try and love! I’ve rounded up some spectacular dishes using local produce with a healthy profile. Need some inspiration? Try one… try them all! 21 Comforting recipes include Soups, Salads, Comfort Foods, Mains and Something Sweet. Before I get serious with all my Thanksgiving recipes ~ here are many of my […]

Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables with Apple Cider Glaze - Lovely fall flavors all cooked together

Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables with Apple Cider Glaze

Sometimes I’m craving One Pan Cooking!Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.Make the Apple Cider Glaze on the stovetop as the sheet pan cooks.In the style of French Chicken Normandy… this is a genius sauce… easy too! Cook Chicken & Veggies together; reduce sauce on the […]

Pumpkin & Oatmeal Pancakes

Delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients with tips on how to cook a pumpkin and make homemade Pumpkin Puree. These Pumpkin Pancakes are delicious on their own ~I love topping with Yogurt, Granola, Caramelized Apple Slices and drizzle with Pure Maple Syrup. To make the most luscious homemade Pumpkin Puree ~ Cut a cooking pumpkin […]

Mediterranean Gypsy Soup

A healthy, satisfying soup with all the flavor to awaken your taste-buds. “Gypsy” ~ a free spirited soup with a rich assortment of ingredients. Plus 10 more Mediterranean recipes you will love! Try Kabocha squash (also called Japanese pumpkin) ~ with its sweet taste and velvety texture. Gypsy Soup Ingredients:Tomatoes (fresh or San Marzano canned), […]

How to Make the Best Salads Year-Round!

You’ll love this creative Raspberry Crunch Salad with Raspberry-Almond Oil Vinaigrette (plus 9 salads I crave) I have been asked to be a part of The Salad Gazette from the great minds at The Devil Wears Salad in Australia.Including recipe creators from around the world – a celebration of food diversity and creativity.My RASPBERRY CRUNCH […]

Butternut Squash Gnocchi ~ It’s Gluten Free

These pillowy gnocchi include roasted butternut squash in the dough and also in the final dish ~ serve with simple browned butter and fresh herbs.A Fall-inspired recipe with healthy ingredients. I have used Honeynut squash for this recipe – a generally new breed that has a deep color and is rich in flavor. There are […]

12 Tomato Recipes For End of Summer and NEW: Pasta Puttanesca

Tomatoes are still on the vine ~ the perfect time to bring them home and preserve them for the cooler Winter months… and try some creative recipes using them. As mum plants are popping up at local markets ~ with Fall around the corner ~ I want to treasure and savor the last tomatoes in […]

18 Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes! Plus new: Apple Crumb Cakes with Cardamom and Ginger

Apple season is here – and these cakes are divine!Enjoy for dessert, a snack or for the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah I really do love anything apple!This season there are many varieties to choose from, and I’m always recommending visiting a local farmers’ market or an apple farm and try a variety new […]

Grilled Zucchini with Japanese Miso-Glaze and Cashew Crema

Grilled Zucchini with Japanese Miso-Glaze and Cashew Crema

Summer Zucchini off the Grill gets jazzed-up with these Japanese style flavors Layers of flavors make this a must-make Summer Dish! My Japanese Style Miso Glaze is the perfect foil to add a splash of flavor to mild Zucchini and Summer Squash.Simple to make ~ add ingredients to a skillet and simmer for one minute.It […]

Mediterranean Stuffed Shishito Peppers

Blistered Peppers are stuffed with a medley of Mediterranean ingredients for an addictive appetizer The ultimate pick-up tasty three bite little stuffed peppers!The mild peppers are stuffed with an explosion of flavor.These beauties are vegetarian, gluten free and light in calories. The Shishito Pepper is so versatile!In abundance now through September, the pepper is a […]

Cheddar and Herb “Pennies” ~ Savory Shortbread Crackers

Simple to make – roll mixture into a log – chill, slice & bake! Top with garden herbs for an elegant touch. To make the best “pennies” use a great cheddar! I’ve used Black Creek 2 Year Aged Cheddar (bought at Whole Foods.) These cheese coins are made with just a few ingredients including: grated […]

Summertime Panzanella Tomato Salad – you should be eating this right now!

Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes team with Garlicky Toasted Bread and Plenty of Basil Leaves.Top with my Zesty “Shaken” Italian Dressing and scatter some thinly sliced Red Onions and cubes of Cucumber. No two Panzanella Salads are the same! I have made two Panzanellas! One with “Candyland” Miniature Tomatoes with Gluten Free Bread… And One with Red […]

Sungold Tomato Butter

A deeply flavored whipped butter combined with slow-roasted Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. The uses are endless! Slather on Sourdough Bread.Summer little golden Sungold Tomatoes are one of the sweetest varieties.Simply cut them in half and slow-cook in the oven over thyme branches. Set the oven to a low 275 degrees – this will not heat up […]

Veracruz-Style Snapper with Fresh Garden Tomatoes

I’ve taken a classic dish and reworked it with Just Picked Local Tomatoes and have added Fresh Garden Herbs.The result – a lighter and aromatic dish bursting with flavor.Serve with my delicious Arroz Blanco – Simple Mexican White Rice enriched with Thyme Branches. A wonderful mix of Fresh Peeled Garden Tomatoes with Onions, Garlic, Green […]

Fabulous Black Raspberry Pie!

Fabulous Black Raspberry Pie!

Summer Black Raspberries lie under a buttery & flaky lattice crust. Perfection with every bite. Ahh – Pie! Handmade from scratch with the finest ingredients ~ is there anything more scrumptious? Making a pie is an art. It requires careful attention to the crust and the filling. In Summer – there are so many delicious […]

Thai Basil Pesto adorns Pasta Squares and Roasted Zucchini

Thai Basil Pesto – and what to do with it!

The flavor has a pronounced licorice essence and a little spicy kick. So many uses – see my list. Find this wonderful variety at farmers’ markets.Makes a delicious and unique pesto! Thai Basil Pesto adorns Pasta Squares and Roasted Zucchini Karen’s Thai Basil Pesto is a little different than classical Pesto Genovese. The basil variety […]

Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Yogurt

A COOL take on “strawberry shortcake.” Creamy and refreshing on a hot Summer’s day – with Brown Sugar Shortcake Pieces Folded in! It’s Gluten~free. It’s fun to experiment with ice cream flavors at home! This mix-in idea came to me as I returned home with a quart of just picked strawberries. Their color was insane! […]

Steamed Baby Beets with Garlic Scape Vinaigrette

Plus 6 more of my favorite Beet Recipes! A Simple Recipe using Ingredients from a local Farmers’ Market. It’s easy to steam beets! Add to an assertive and zesty vinaigrette with Green Garlic Scapes; the curly shoot of the garlic bulb… they’re like scallions with a garlic kick! For the best flavor choose baby or […]

BBQ Recipes for the 4th of July!

I’ve got you covered! Well-tested recipes always with a healthy profile that are satisfying for all who join in to celebrate.I’m including my best Creative Sauces, Salads, Side Dishes, Chicken, Fish, Shrimp, Vegan options and tempting desserts. Remember these recipes through the summer months!There are many pleasures of cooking for yourself ~ try something new, […]

3 Essential Puerto Rican Recipes / Sofrito / Salt-Free Sazón & Sofrito Rice

Sofrito is the mother starter sauce of Latin Cuisine.A mixture of aromatic ingredients, either chopped or pureed, used to add layers of flavor to different foods. Serve raw, or add a few tablespoons to your cooking to jazz it up! The local cuisine of Puerto Rico comes alive with vibrant colors and a melange of […]

Velvety Cool Corn Soup

Velvety corn soup to cool you down! Minimum ingredients so you have lots of Pure-Corn-Flavor. Roasted Pepper with Jalapeño and EVOO adds just the right punch of interest. I must say… thus is HOW you make Corn Soup! The cold cool-you-down variety. The difference from all the rest? The recipe is mostly corn. No confusing […]

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