cuban

Ropa Vieja

This is another one of my family’s great Cuban recipes. Ropa Vieja is considered one of the national dishes of Cuba and it’s easy to see why. Who wouldn’t love a Latin inspired beef stew? If you speak a little Spanish you’ll notice the name translates directly to “old clothes”. I realize that may scare…

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Miami Pastelitos

I can still remember getting excited to visit Miami because of the food I’d get to eat: Frankie’s Pizza, Arebetter’s Hotdogs, Skirt Steak from Versailles, and Cuban pastries from just about anywhere in the city. My favorites were always ham croquettes. Who doesn’t like ham and cheese coated in bread crumbs and fried? Unfortunately, I…

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Picadillo

I’m going to start off by answering a question I get all the time about this dish: what does that word mean?  Nothing.  It’s not like “arroz con pollo” which is basically a word for word translation. Picadillo doesn’t work like that.  I have learned over time that it comes from the Spanish verb “picar”…

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Recipe: Mojo Chicken with Black Beans and Cauliflower Rice

Alright, y’all.  This truly is my go to meal.  It’s quick, easy, flavorful, and requires one pan.  And you know I’m all about not having dishes to clean.  This is the food I grew up eating and the first thing I remember cooking with my mom.  Until now I’d never actually written a recipe down,…

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