Breakfast and brunch

Latin style Bloody Mary ceviche

Bloody Maria or Bloody Mary Shrimp Ceviche

Bloody Mary shrimp ceviche recipe made with fresh tomato juice, orange juice, lime juice, Tabasco hot sauce, shrimp, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and vodka to taste. Use tequila for a Bloody Maria, or leave out the alcohol for a refreshing savory cocktail with ceviche flavor. [read more]
Green plantain patties with cheese

Green plantain patties stuffed with cheese {Tortillas de verde}

Recipe for Ecuadorian green plantain patties stuffed with cheese, also known as tortillas de verde, made with a dough of green plantains, a cheese filling, and cooked on a griddle or frying pan. [read more]
Spanish tortilla with ham

Spanish tortilla with ham

Easy recipe to prepare a homemade Spanish tortilla with ham. This baked tortilla omelette is made with potatoes, eggs, onions, ham, garlic, and jalapeños (or bell peppers). [read more]
Waffles with creamy tomato scrambled eggs

Waffles with creamy tomato scrambled eggs

Waffles topped with creamy tomato scrambled eggs, avocado, and queso fresco. This savory waffle topping is prepared with eggs, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cumin, achiote or annatto, and cilantro. [read more]
Fried plantains with cheese

Fried plantains with cheese

Easy recipe for fried plantains with melted cheese, made with sweet ripe plantains topped with grated quesillo or grated mozzarella. [read more]
Morocho recipe

Morocho or Ecuadorian spiced corn pudding drink

Morocho is a thick sweet drink or spiced corn pudding made with morocho cracked corn, milk, cinnamon, sugar and raisins. [read more]
Ecuadorian colada morada

Easy colada morada recipe {Ecuadorian spiced berry oatmeal drink}

An easy version of the traditional Ecuadorian colada morada drink that is adapted for hard to find ingredients and is easy enough to make on a more frequent basis. [read more]
Majado de verde recipe 11

Majado de verde or mashed plantains

Majado de verde is a green plantain mash made with green plantains, onions, garlic, and achiote. Majado is served with fried eggs and cheese slices. [read more]
Stuffed hominy patties with peanut sauce, pickled onions and aji sauce

Llapingachos de mote or hominy corn patties

Llapingachos de mote are hominy patties stuffed with pork or cheese, cooked on a hot griddle, and served garnish with peanut sauce, pickled red onions and aji criollo hot sauce. A great way to use pork fritada or pork carnitas leftovers. [read more]
Jugo de piña or homemade pineapple juice

Jugo de piña or homemade pineapple juice

Easy recipe for jugo de piña or refreshing homemade pineapple juice [read more]
Bolon de verde or fried green plantain dumplings

Bolon de verde or fried green plantain dumplings

Bolon de verde are green plantain dumplings stuffed with cheese, chorizo or chicharrones and fried until crispy. [read more]
Colada de avena con naranjilla

Colada de avena con naranjilla or Ecuadorian oatmeal drink

Colada de avena is a traditional Ecuadorian fruity oatmeal drink, it is made with oats, naranjilla fruit, panela or brown sugar, water and cinnamon. Colada can be served cold on warm days or warm during cold winter days. [read more]
Baked ripe plantains with cheese

Platanos asados con queso or baked ripe plantains with cheese

Easy recipe for homemade baked ripe plantains stuffed with cheese. [read more]
Humitas or steamed fresh corn cakes

Humitas or steamed fresh corn cakes

Humitas are savory steamed fresh corn cakes made from a mixture of freshly ground corn, onion, garlic, cheese, eggs, and cream, which is placed inside corn husks and steamed. [read more]
Come y bebe or Ecuadorian fruit salad

Ecuadorian tropical fruit salad {Come y Bebe}

Come y bebe is an Ecuadorian tropical fruit salad. This simple and refreshing fruit salad is made with papaya, pineapple, banana and orange juice. [read more]
Raspberry, goat cheese and almond empanadas

Raspberry, goat cheese and almond empanadas

Recipe for raspberry, goat cheese and almond empanadas – delicious dessert sweet empanadas or turnovers made with a filling of fresh raspberries, sweet citrusy goat cheese and sliced almonds. [read more]
Arroz con chorizo y camarones or rice with chorizo and shrimp

Rice with chorizo and shrimp {Arroz con chorizo y camarones}

Recipe for rice with chorizo and shrimp, also known as arroz con chorizo y camarones, made with rice and chorizo cooked in a seafood broth with shrimp, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and parsley. [read more]
Watermelon mimosa

Watermelon mimosa

This watermelon mimosa recipe is a refreshing bubbly cocktail made with watermelon, orange juice, sugar to taste, sparkling wine and garnished with fresh mint. [read more]
Llapingachos or yapingachos potato patties

Llapingachos or Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties

Llapingachos are potato patties or pancakes stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown and served with peanut sauce, fried egg, tomato and onion curtido, avocado slices and hot sauce. [read more]
Ecuadorian mote pillo recipe

Mote pillo or Ecuadorian hominy with eggs

Mote pillo consists of hominy sautéed with onions, garlic, achiote, eggs, milk, chives and cilantro or parsley, and served with hot black coffee and slices of fresh cheese [read more]