All about the origin and history of quinoa, the superfood from the Andes, plus ideas and recipes for cooking creatively with quinoa or quinua.
Easy recipe for a creamy avocado salad dressing made with ripe avocado, cilantro, lime, olive oil, and hot peppers for a spicy version or green bell pepper for a non-spicy variation.
Easy and simple recipe for homemade Latin style cilantro lime rice.
Easy recipe for homemade spiced ginger simple syrup. Made with sugar, water, fresh ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and all spice.
How to make round fruity ice cubes using melon balls. You can make melon ball ice cubes with watermelon, cantaloupe, and/or honeydew melon.
Recipe for strawberry infused tequila with easy instructions on how to prepare your own homemade strawberry infused tequila.
Easy recipe for homemade balsamic vinegar reduction, a concentrated and thickened version of balsamic vinegar that is perfect for drizzling on salads and vegetables, or to use as a glaze for meats.
Traditional chimichurri sauce recipe made with parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, red pepper, vinegar and oil. Use to accompany empanadas and grilled meats.
Recipe for homemade manjar or dulce de leche, a traditional Latin dessert made by caramelizing milk and sugar.
Easy recipe for mignonette sauce, a French shallot vinaigrette for raw oysters on the half shell.
Step by step instructions with photos on how to open or shuck oysters
Salsa de ciruelas or prune sauce made with prunes, red wine, port, shallots, and balsamic vinegar. This sauce goes great with turkey, pork, chicken, duck and other meats.
Basic recipe for making homemade sweet tart dough
Sweet cream topping sauce made with honey and crème fraîche.
Agrio is a tangy sauce made especially to accompany traditional pork dishes, especially hornado or roasted pork.
Miel de panela or miel de caña is a sweet syrup made from panela or piloncillo. It is used as a sweetener for drinks and also in a variety of Latin American desserts.
Panela, also known as piloncillo, raspadura, chancaca, is unprocessed brown sugar that is made by boiling sugarcane juice into a thick syrup and then cooling it down.
Aioli is a French/Spanish mayonnaise type sauce made from crushed garlic, egg yolk and olive oil.
Maiz tostado, also known as cancha or chulpi, is a South American snack made by toasting cancha or chulpe corn.
Basic instructions for cooking mote or hominy.