Apartment Kitchen BBQ

Back yard barbeques are an essential part of my summers here in the US.  Ya’ll know any excuse for me get dressed up and eat.  Warm sunshine, minimal clothing and food – Yes!  And with me blogging, food gets the confirmation over and over again as one of the easiest denominators to bring people together. …

10 Ingredient Dry Rub

Use on pork ribs, red meat and poultry.  One place I frequent in the city is Manhattan Fruit Exchange.  Their large selection of spices at a low cost makes it easy to add more spices to your rack at home. You will need: 1 small bowl 1 mixing spoon 1 8oz Mason jar Spices: 2…

Sweet Hash

I am a lover of things brunch and hearty breakfasts on a weekend, whether a solo brunch-at-home or meeting up with my friends I’m looking forward to dig-in.  I’ve mentioned here and on my social media pages, I’m (supposed to be) on a diet.  And while I’m the master of thinking up very creative excuses, I…

Back to Basics: How I cook Couscous

Couscous is the rolled semolina of hard wheat that is cooked with steam and should not boiled.  I eat this North African dish at home topped with any meat and vegetable dish with lots of gravy. Great dish to make for a weeknight’s quick dinner. I always used stock to cook couscous. At times, I…

Mofongo

Mofongo is green plantains mashed, molded and stuffed with vegetables, cheese, meat and seafood like chicken, pork or shrimp.  This Afro-Puerto Rican dish is one of my favorites from the country.  At the Puerto Rican restaurants in my neighborhood, Mofongo is what I’m getting most times.  The roasted pork variation with its crackling skin and…

Meat and Potatoes

We are like children We’re painted on canvases Picking up shades as we go We start off with gesso brushed on by people we know Watch your technique as you go Step back and admire my view Can I use the colors I choose? Do I have some say what you use? Can I get…