Homemade hummus with sundried tomato topping Hummus is so easy to make. While there are some store brands that are tasty, I love that I can whip up a batch in 10 minutes and leave out the preservatives. Blender or food processor? Personally, I prefer using a blender. Why? I find with the food processor … Continue reading No Fuss Hummus Recipe
My monster basil plant Making fresh basil pesto is fast and easy. Toss the ingredients into a food processor or blender, turn it on and drizzle in the olive oil. That's it! Whether you harvest your own basil or buy it at the grocery store or farmers market, when you make it yourself - fresh … Continue reading Fresh Basil Pesto
This is a simple yet tasty traditional Costa Rica dish. I've not put any sort of spin on it, it's the original version. In Costa Rica, there is a huge selection of canned tuna at the supermercados, and you simply can't find better canned tuna anywhere. The tuna is packed the same day it's caught, … Continue reading Tuna and Shells Salad a la Costa Rica
This guacamole recipe will get you rave reviews!
Once up a time in Annapolis, while attending a conference, hubby and I went to a group dinner at the Chart House Restaurant where they served up an appetizer of grilled shrimp. It blew everyone away, it was just that good! Of course I asked the waiter what the marinade consisted of and seeing that … Continue reading A Little Kick Old Bay Grilled Shrimp
Super easy to make, patacones (pah-tah-coh'-nays) - also known as tostones - are a diet mainstay in Latin America. Before I ever actually tried one, I was hesitant to eat them figuring they'd be sweet. A sweet scoop for guacamole or ceviche? Ick. But they're not sweet at all because they're made with unripe, green … Continue reading Patacones – Fried Green Plantain Chips
Peruvian-style Ceviche con Camarones (Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp) Shrimp selection and acid-cooking Although it seems anathema to the mantra of always cooking with fresh ingredients, it's best to used frozen shrimp. Unless you live in area with access to the day's catch, you can't be sure just how fresh the shrimp is. The lemon-lime acid … Continue reading Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp