Fall

Pumpkin empanadas

Pumpkin empanadas

Delicious homemade pumpkin empanadas made with caramelized or candied pumpkin, cooked in panela or piloncillo syrup with cinnamon, clove and all spice. [read more]
Sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese

Sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese {Llapingachos de camote}

Recipe for sweet potato patties stuffed with cheese, or llapingachos de camote, made with mashed sweet potatoes, onion and achiote refrito, and cheese. [read more]
Pavo navideño or Christmas turkey

Pavo navideño or Christmas turkey

Pavo navideño o roasted turkey recipe for Nochebuena or Christmas Eve dinner, marinated in garlic, cumin, achiote and chicha or beer. [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]
Pumpkin flan recipe

Pumpkin flan

Easy flan recipe prepared with candied pumpkin cooked in brown sugar and spices, eggs, cream and orange liqueur. [read more]
Pumpkin tart

Candied pumpkin tart

Delicious pumpkin tart made with pumpkin candied in a syrup of spices and panela or piloncillo. [read more]
Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Delicious Latin inspired Thanksgiving recipe ideas [read more]
Traditional Food for Day of the Dead in Ecuador

Día de los Difuntos or Day the Deceased in Ecuador

Día de los Difuntos or Day of the Deceased is a holiday in Ecuador and is celebrated on November 2nd. The celebrations involve eating traditional foods such as guaguas de pan or bread babies and colada morada or a purple corn drink. [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]
Canelazo and naranjillazo recipes

Canelazo and naranjillazo spiced drinks

Canelazo is warm spiced cinnamon cocktail made with cinnamon, water, sugar and aguardiente. Naranjillazo is a version of canelazo made with naranjilla fruit juice. [read more]
Guaguas de pan

Guaguas de pan or Ecuadorian bread figures

Guaguas de pan are traditional Ecuadorian sweet bread figures, shaped liked babies or dolls, that are part of the Day of the Deceased holiday. [read more]
Colada morada drink

Colada Morada {Ecuadorian spiced purple corn drink}

Colada morada or spiced purple corn fruit drink is a traditional Ecuadorian drink made with fruits, spices, and purple corn flour. Colada morada is prepared for the Day of the Deceased celebrations in Ecuador. [read more]
Potato gratin dauphinois

Potato gratin dauphinois

Recipe for potato gratin dauphinois, a traditional dish from the French Alps made with thinly sliced potatoes baked in a sauce of milk, eggs, cream and garlic and topped with cheese. [read more]
Dulce de zapallo con miel y quesillo

Dulce de zapallo or candied squash in spiced syrup

Dulce de zapallo is a dessert made with squash or pumpkin simmered in a syrup of panela or hard brown cane sugar and spices. [read more]
Beef daube or French beef stew recipe

Bernard’s beef daube or French beef stew

Daube is a classic Southern French stew made with beef, onions, tomatoes, carrots, red wine, and herbs. [read more]
Seco de carne con tamarindo or beef tamarind stew

Seco de carne con tamarindo or beef tamarind stew

Seco de carne con tamarindo is a beef tamarind stew simmered in sauce of tamarind, beer, garlic, cumin, achiote, peppers, onions, cilantro or parsley, tomatoes, and other spices. [read more]
Pumpkin or squash soup recipe

Pumpkin or squash soup {Sopa de zapallo}

Squash soup made with squash, onions, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and chicken or vegetable stock, served with feta or goat cheese and chives. [read more]