ROASTED BEET HUMMUS {VEGAN}

There are only a few easy-to-find ingredients that are needed to make this beet hummus: Beets.  You can roast as many as you want and eat them for dinner or put them in your salad for lunch! Garbanzo Beans.  These … Read More

Argentina Empanadas a popular, versatile meal or snack

Everyone in the world seems to love the idea of wrapped hand-held foods — Jamaican beef patties, Indian samosas, or Cuban pastelitos. But the wrapped food with the best shot at making the top of the list of classic street … Read More

Vegetarian & Chimichurri Sopa!

Ingredients: serves 6 3 can roasted tomatoes 1 c. cucumber 3 tbsp. olive oil ½ c. finely chopped yellow onion 3 clove garlic ¼ c. orange juice 1 large red bell pepper 1 tbsp. Kosher salt ¼ tsp. fresh-ground black pepper … Read More

Beet Yogurt Mint Salad

Ingredients (serves 4-6) 1 large bunch of beets, leaves removed 2 cups plain yogurt (or sour cream) a sprinkle of cayenne (about 1/4 tsp) About 2 1/2 tbsp fresh mint chopped (you could also try other herbs like basil or dill) … Read More

Easy Ricotta Gnocchi for 4

2 cups whole-milk ricotta 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (3 ounces), divided 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/4 cups “00” flour 1/4 salt HOW: Stir together ricotta, eggs, cheese, nutmeg, and salt. Add flour, stirring … Read More

Baked Zucchini Balls: Vegan

The first step is to remove as much moisture as you can from the zucchinis. To do this, sprinkle zucchinis with a generous amount of salt. Set aside for 20 minutes. Then squeeze out all the water using your hands. … Read More

Mindful Eating: Basics

Besides the mechanical breakdown of food, chewing is important for several reasons including: mixing food with saliva containing enzymes that help to break down starches into smaller sugars. giving the rest of your digestive tract a much easier time with … Read More

Argentina Milanesas: History & other info

The Real Argentina Milanesa When you think of meat in Argentina most likely the first thing that comes to mind is parillas and asados. Which is for very good reason because it’s done great and it’s a part of the … Read More

Milanesa – recipe

Milanesa is a dish consisting of thin slices of veal, beef or chicken which have been dipped into an egg wash, coated with breadcrumbs and seasoned with salt, parsley and garlic and topped with tomato and cheese. It’s a popular … Read More

Quiche Chimichurri

Make Chimichurri Sauce: Add these ingredients to a blender (or best chopped) and mix until it has a pesto like consistency. 1 good handful of fresh parsley leaves 1/2 good handful fresh oregano leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 3 cloves … Read More

Rolling pin: just roll with it!

Rolling pin: is a cylindrical food preparation utensil used to shape and flatten dough/ TIPS FOR ROLLING PINS:Nothing gets pie dough from the counter to a pie plate faster than a rolling pin. Change Your Pin Do you fret over the way your … Read More

Churrasco (steak) Tacos & Cilantro Chimichurri

Ingredients: Steak and Marinade: 2 lbs Flank Steak (or pounded skirt steak) 1 sliced sweet onion for grilling (optional) Juice of 1 orange Juice of 2 limes ⅓ cup soy sauce ⅓ cup olive oil 4 smashed, chopped garlic cloves … Read More

Chilaquiles – Mexico

Chilaquiles, a Mexican dish consisting of strips or pieces of corn tortillas that are fried, then sautéed with green or red salsa, and topped with cheese, crema (a sweet, thin cream sauce), and onion. Pulled chicken may also be added during the cooking … Read More

Piadina – Italian Flat Bread

Throughout the towns of Emilia-Romagna are little food stands, where piadina (flat bread) is grilled to order and sandwiched around a variety of fillings, like cheese and prosciutto. Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Kosher salt 4 ounces … Read More

FLAN (simple recipe)

INGREDIENTS: makes 6-8 ppl. 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a … Read More

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Spaghetti aglio e olio is a traditional Italian pasta dish coming from Naples. The dish is made by lightly sauteeing minced or pressed garlic in olive oil, sometimes with the addition of dried red chili flakes, and tossing with spaghetti. … Read More

Dulce de Leche Churros

Ingredients: 6 ppl 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 4 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup dulce de leche 1/2 cup granulated … Read More

Classic Milanesas & Napoletana Recipes

When you think of meat in Argentina most likely the first thing that comes to mind is parillas and asados. Which is for very good reason because it’s done great and it’s a part of the culture. When you think … Read More

Milanesas

  AVOCADO-TOMATILLO SALSA 1 avocado (peeled and pitted) 3/4 cup tomatillo salsa (we prefer Frontera Tomatillo Salsa) 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt CHICKEN MILANESA 4(about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, butterflied 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 large eggs 2 cups panko … Read More

Why we need green vegetables

1. You’re probably not getting enough You’re aiming for around 5-7 serves of vegetables per day, with a serve being around 75 g. 2. Green vegetables are alkalising Your body needs to maintain the pH level of your blood at … Read More

The Best Way to Eat Flowers for Breakfast! Avocado Toast Recipe

They’re not just pretty—flowers can add flavor and nutrients to your morning meal such as Violas which are a subtly flavored bloom to enhance the sweetness in the fruits in your dish. They add a fresh and vibrant pop of … Read More

Fresh Chimichurri for Skirt Steak

It takes two to Tango! Try The Spice Chica Chimichurri on Skirt Steak – Entraña for dinner 😀 Also known as fajita steak. It might look like a weight lifter’s belt, but skirt steak is juicy and delicious. With a flavor-to-cost … Read More

Chimichurri Butter recipe from scratch

There are endless ideas for this compound butter… slather it on a crusty baguette, or on mashed potatoes, hash browns, fried rice, steamed spinach, grilled onions, sautéed shrimp, grits, pan-fried salmon, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese steaks, pork chops, pasta, roasted … Read More

How to make Sugo (sauce)- the Italian way

“Italians do it better!”…😀…hey those are Madonna’s t-shirt words. But really, I learned to make “sugo” (sauce as a little girl from my Nonna. Anyone who has a nonna knows that in Italian culture, cooking is king. It’s the glue … Read More

How to make Frittata in 5 easy steps

Frittata is nothing more than eggs with vegetables, cheeses or meats cooked into it. Reasons why you should know how to make a frittata: –They’re ridiculously fast and easy to make. –They’re the perfect meal for the end of the … Read More

Roasting Eggplants: how to cook and clean

Once you know how to roast an eggplant, there are a number of dishes you can make with it. I prefer roasting eggplants on the gas stove or grill. Roasting on an open flame imparts a delicate smoky flavor into the … Read More

Caprese Chimichurri Sandwich

Yummy in the Tummy! Do you ever need something quick and easy, but still fresh and delicious to feed your loved one or yourself after a long day at work? Here is a lovely sandwich recipe that will make your … Read More

Medialunas (croissant)

Translating into “half-moons,” medialunas are the Argentinean versions of croissants and are often eaten at breakfast or during merienda (snack) with a cup of coffee. They come in two types: de grasa, which are made with lard and are usually … Read More

How to make Turkish Coffee

The exceptional taste, body, aroma, preparation, and presentation associated with Turkish coffee lend it an exclusive identity that is infused with time-honored tradition. Made with high-quality Arabica beans from Central America and Brazil, the coffee is first blended, then roasted … Read More

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Ingredients: 2-4 ppl. Basic Pasta Recipe: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 whole eggs 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon olive oil Butternut Squash Filling: 5 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed (loosely fills cookie sheet) 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled … Read More

Chimichurri Risotto

  BASIC RECIPE: 3 tbsp olive oil 2 cups Carnaroli or Vialone Nano rice 4 cups hot chicken stock 2 tablespoon spice chica chimichurri Grated cheese Optional additions: puréed beets, pesto, shrimp, etc. In a heavy pan, toast the rice … Read More

How to Grill the best Corn the Cob with Chimichurri sauce

There is many ways to grill or cook corn; our favorite is bare on the grill. It results in corn with charred, browned, nutty bits that really make it taste, well, grilled. And isn’t that what this is all about? How … Read More

Cooking with fire

Cooking with fire is an existential activity in which you must be completely present and responsive and engaged; you can’t be looking at some recipe or walking off to help with the potato salad.   The more fire you are … Read More

Chocolate Alfajores

Ingredients: For the Cookies: 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 2 large eggs, at room temperature 4 … Read More

Bruschetta with Chimichurri

Bruschetta with tomato and parsley. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.   Ingredients: serves 4-6 ppl. 6 – 8 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs) 2 … Read More

Dessert Sushi

Ingredients: makes 6-8 ppl. Sushi Rice: 1 1/2 cups medium-grain Japanese rice Coconut Glaze: (optional) 1 can coconut milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 lemon, zest of Fruit leather, such as Fruit by the Foot, for rolling maki rolls and nigiri … Read More

Junior Chef Tips & Ideas

Children like to mimic their parents. When toddlers want to start helping in the kitchen, encourage them by teaching basic safety, how to follow a recipe, and how to handle food properly. Preparing foods as a family takes the mystery … Read More

Avocado paste recipe +Ways to Pretty Up Your Food With Edible Flowers

Edible flowers tips and hints Using edible flowers as a garnish makes any dish look special on your table, but be sure the flavor of the flower compliments the dish.  Here are a few ideas to beautify your recipes and … Read More

gnocchi
Gluten-free Gnocchi Recipe

The flavor is not like that of potato gnocchi made with wheat flour, but the texture of the sauteed gnocchi is pleasingly soft-firm. You’ll need a potato ricer. Sweet rice flour is available on the Asian aisle of some Safeway … Read More

Troubleshoot the GNOCCHI

YES- you can save it: You don’t have a food mill or a potato ricer. Try a box grater, or even coarsely mash the potatoes. But be sure to work air into them (with a fork), which will keep the gnocchi … Read More

Burgers or Sliders with Chimichurri sauce

“If you’ll be my slider, I’ll be your White Castle,” said America to the world. For a hundred years, the slider has everyone’s mouths salivating as it has been the noble and purest form of the iconic, Burger. Ingredients: olive … Read More

Dulce de Leche: Tips & Tiramisu recipe

  Dulce de leche; we like to think as the curvy big sister of caramel, the soft creamy addictive spread that draws most towards the fridge in the middle of the night, eyes glazed and spoon quivering in hand. The … Read More

Why Are We So Obsessed with Pizza? History & Recipe

Though Italian in origin, pizza has become a distinctly American mealtime go-to turned massive obsession. These days, pizza seems to be everywhere. We’re not just talking sit down restaurants and pizza parlors. Somehow, this pie-shaped meal has come to mean … Read More

Easy Grilled Kebabs

Ingredients: 3-4 ppl. 1 pound beef boneless top sirloin steak 1 medium bell pepper, cut into 16 one-inch wedges 16 medium mushrooms 3 tablespoon dry Chimichurri 2 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar 1/4 … Read More

Paleo/Vegan chocolate coconut Bolas

WHAT MAKES THESE MAGIC BALLS SO GOOD FOR YOU? no: Animal products Grains Flour Gluten Refined sugars INGREDIENTS: makes 10-14 pcs. 1½ cups finely shredded coconut, plus a little extra for garnish 3 tablespoons liquid honey (or maple syrup or coconut … Read More

Lamb/Cordero Criollo Style

Cordero from Patagonia: Although not as active today, sheep raising, or farming, in Argentina has its roots in Patagonia, particularly the island of Tierra Del Fuego. Large estancias were built by English and Welsh immigrants across the region for wool … Read More

Eggplant Parmesan Chimichurri sandwich

If eggplants could talk, they would tell you to douse them in oil and cook them on high, and that if you treat them right, they won’t be bitter. Eggplant, called aubergine in the UK and in French, is one … Read More

making & rolling pasta basics

Our basic recipe for the pasta dough is about 1 egg to every 3/4 cup of flour.  Of course, this will vary on how big the egg is, how fresh, and what kind of flour using.  So it’s just a starting … Read More

Vegan Tropical Chimichurri Smoothie Bowl

“If you close your eyes, it tastes like a beautiful, tropical, sunny beach vacation.” Though the recipe isn’t quite magical enough to transport you the tropics, it’ll leave you feeling awake and full of life—just like a real vacation. We … Read More

Huevos Rancheros with Avocado & Chimichurri spice

ingredients: 3-4 people 2 tbp olive oil 1/2 medium onion, chopped (about a half cup) 2 ripe tomatoes chopped 1 jalapeno pepper chopped 2 tbsp spice chica chimichurri spice 4 corn tortillas or flour salt and pepper 4 fresh eggs … Read More

Black Bean Chimichurri Burger

Ingredients:4-6 people 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large green or red pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 3 medium cloves garlic, minced … Read More

Peruvian Quinoa stuffed peppers (Paleo | Vegetarian | Vegan)

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 4-6 large peppers, such as bell, poblano, or banana 1 tablespoon extra virgin oil 6 ounces summer squash, zucchini or yellow,{very small dice} 6 ounces asparagus, thinly sliced, 1/4 inch thick 6 ounces carrot, {very small dice} 1 … Read More

EASY Traditional Margarita Pizza using dry yeast

Ingredients: 8 pizzas DOUGH 1 KG all purpose flour or best “00” flour 1 level tablespoon fine sea salt 2×7 g sachets of dried yeast 1 tablespoon golden caster sugar TOMATO SAUCE 2 clove of garlic 2 bunch of fresh … Read More

How to fry the perfect egg for your pizza

Fried eggs are usually thought of as diner breakfast fare, but they’re a easy way to add protein to all kinds of meals— salads, sandwiches, burgers or in a classic Italian Pizza. There a four basic styles of fried eggs—sunny … Read More

Canadian Bacon wrapped wedges with Chimichurri

Ingredients:serves 4-6 5 large russet potatoes scrubbed 12 slices of thin bacon preferably center cut olive oil salt and pepper homemade Spice Chica chimichurri sauce chopped parsley and coarse salt for garnish optional Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil, … Read More

Roasted squash, chimichurri and mozzarella salad

Ingredients: makes 4 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 4 tbsp fresh spice chica chimichurri 1/3 cup chickpeas, drained 4tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 1 red … Read More

BBQ Fire: How to light the Coals

Lighting the coals is easy when you know the basics. Fire is contagious. Keeping the briquets close together will help the fire spread from coal to coal easily so they’re ready to use faster.  Lighting Original Charcoal with lighter fluid … Read More

Sesame Seed Rub on short ribs

Sesame Seeds Benefit the Heart & Lower Cholesterol Sesame seeds are truly one of the most ancient foods on earth. In fact, sesame plants are the oldest known plant species to be grown primarily for their seeds (pods) and oils … Read More

Prosciutto e fichi (Prosciutto Wrapped Figs)

Everyone these days knows about pairing prosciutto with melon but few people seem to know about another, tbut how about pairing: Prosciutto Wrapped Figs. The richer flavor and softer texture of figs marries even better with the saltiness of cured ham. What … Read More

Fresh Pasta with Chimichurri & Zucchini

INGREDIENTS: makes 4 time 30 minutes 2 medium small zucchini 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. dry Spice Chica dry chimichurri  4 cloves garlic, chopped salt & freshly ground black pepper 1lb spaghetti, cooked al dente or to taste 1⁄2 cup grated parmigiano salt and … Read More

Make Pasta Fresca (fresh): JUST MIX EGGS AND FLOUR WITH A LITTLE LOVE AND ATTENTION

Fresh homemade pasta is truly a fun thing to make and has so many creative possibilities. And you can make it at a moment’s notice – who doesn’t have eggs and flour in their kitchen? There is no one correct … Read More

Cannoli (filling)

Cannoli is a tasty Italian dessert that has lots of options to suit your tastes and exploring your creativity. Preparing the Filling Ingredient: Ricotta cheese is one of the most versatile cheeses you can find. Many filling recipe will feature … Read More

Steak Sauce, Spice
Chimichurri – fresh

INGREDIENTS: makes 1 cup 1 cup (packed) fresh parsley 1/3 cup fresh oregano 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Instructions: … Read More

Steak Sauce, Spice
A brief history of Chimichurri

Chimichurri- go ahead, say it. Roll the Rs. Enjoy the sound and take the sauce seriously. Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce used principally on grilled meat.  Argentine in its origins, chimichurri is typically made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, oregano … Read More

Chorizo & Chimichurri

Chorizo & Chimichurri! Our Spice Chica chimichurri will make you believe you’ve died and gone to Argentina & Spain on the same trip. This recipe was created using paleo, gluten-free guidelines. Buy the spice from at www.thespicechica.com   Ingredients: 3/4 … Read More

Mellino Italian Tomato Sauce

Marinara sauce is an Italian sauce that originated in Naples, usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions.Its many variations can include the addition of capers, olives, spices, and a dash of wine.Italians refer to marinara sauce only in association with other recipes. For … Read More

Homemade Italian Meatballs: Paleo friendly & Gluten Free

Ingredients:makes 6-8 people 5 pounds premium ground beef 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoon dry Spice Chica Chimichurri 2 eggs 1 cup freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese 1 cup finely chopped fresh Italian Parsley 6 cloves garlic, finely minced … Read More

Alfajores (an Argentinean Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookie)

ALFAJORES are the best cookies you’ve Never heard of?. Alfajores are a sweet sandwich cookie featuring a layer of dulce de leche in the middle of two biscuits and coated with coconut or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Ingredients: makes about 36 … Read More

Arancini

Arancini: Plural in Italian; singular is arancino, they are stuffed rice balls which are coated with breadcrumbs and then deep fried. They are usually filled with ragù (meat and tomato sauce), mozzarella, and peas. A number of regional variants exist which differ in fillings and shape. The name, which is translated … Read More

Sushi: Vegan & Vegetarian

Homemade Vegan Sushi Rolls are a healthy and economical way to enjoy sushi using vegetables instead of seafood. make: 24 rolls Ingredients: Nori Sheets 2 cups white rice medium grain 2 1/4 cups water 3 Tbls rice vinegar 3 Tbls … Read More

Best Neapolitan Pizza Dough

HIstory: What sets this style of pizza apart from others are the specifications by which it must be made to be able to call itself Neapolitan. The dough can only use water, salt, yeast and flour, the stretching of the … Read More

QUICK ROASTED GARLIC PASTA WITH OLIVE OIL AND PARMESAN

INGREDIENTS: 20-25 whole cloves of garlic, peeled (1 large head) 1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 700 grams dried whole wheat spaghetti 2 tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided, plus … Read More

Shopping for steak? Here are 4 cuts you should know:

Let’s talk steak — a big, beautiful slab of beef.Whether you cook steak at home or save it for a special occasion out, it’s important to know your high-end steak cuts. Here are the four most popular ones, and we’ll … Read More

Mexican Corn Bread

INGREDIENTS: (Serves: 8-10 ppl Time: 45 mins.) 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1⁄2 cup flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder(optional) 2⁄3 cup half-and-half cream (or use milk) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄3 cup melted butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 can creamed corn 1 cup frozen corn, thawed or 1 cup … Read More

Easy ricotta Gnocchis

makes for 4 INGREDIENTS: Gnocchi 8 oz / 250g ricotta – ordinary supermarket ricotta, not expensive fresh Italian ricotta (Note 1) ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (Note 2) ¾ to 1 cup plain flour, plus more for dusting (Note … Read More

Bacon-Wrapped Quail

Game is growing in popularity. This simple quail recipe calls for only five ingredients, including salt and pepper. The prep is quick and easy and the end result is a treat for the taste buds. Ingredients:  8 quail, dressed 1 … Read More

French croissants

In France croissants made in the crescent shape are ones made with butter. Straight croissants at traditionally made with margarine. INGREDIENTS: 500g all purpose flour 140 ml water 150 ml milk 55 g sugar 10 g salt 50 g unsalted … Read More

Gnocchi potatoes w/pesto (no eggs)

Gnocchi Tips: Work with very hot potatoes. Sprinkle flour lightly. Do not work the dough or squeeze it or put pressure on it. You want it to be light as a feather. Let the gnocchi rest for 30 minutes to … Read More

Empanada recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 2 hours Makes: 20 medium empanadas Traditional Argentine meat empanadas filled with beef, onions, paprika, hot pepper powder, cumin, oregano, hard-boiled egg and olives. Ingredients Dough for empanadas  – makes … Read More

The great Empanada history – long version

After steak and pizza, a trip to Buenos Aires is not complete without empanadas. Every region of Argentina has its own special recipe which, the locals will assure you, is better than any other empanada out there. The modern empanada … Read More

3 amazing truffle recipes

Truffles are wonderfully versatile, lending themselves well to meals at any time of day. Try our quick and easy recipes to impress family and friends! Breakfast – Truffle scrambled eggs • Heat some butter in a small, non-stick frying pan … Read More

5 Tips to having fun in the kitchen!

If we don’t connect with our food and cook for ourselves, it is highly unlikely that we will get healthy and stay healthy. Chef Marina Did you know that one of the easiest ways to eat healthfully is to cook … Read More

Romenesco Sauce

Romesco is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Tarragona, Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain.… Read More

Peppers
Spanish Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Spanish-style quinoa stuffed peppers made simple, flavorful, full of protein, fiber, entirely vegan & gluten free!… Read More

Chicken Parmesan

Easy & comes together quick. In fact, it’s hard to mess up! Also one of the best uses for boneless chicken breasts.… Read More

Chimichurri Caprese Sandwich

A delicious vegetarian chimichurri sandwich.… Read More

Chimichurri Pasta

A very easy Chimichurri Pasta.… Read More

Rib-Eye Steak With Chimichurri Marinade

A steak with delicious marinade.… Read More

Chimichurri Sauce

A zingy marinade or rub!… Read More

Dry Chimichurri Rub

This mix works wonders for many kinds of meat and fish!… Read More