Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes are like a hybrid (or a love child, if you will) of a pancake, a crepe, and a popover — all in one giant skillet. What Is a Dutch Baby Pancake? Start with a thin, pancake-like batter … Read More

Fresh Pickled Ginger

Fresh pickled ginger makes a versatile condiment and the ultimate sashimi partner.   INGREDIENTS:  125g fresh ginger, peeled  1 teaspoon salt  60ml (1/4 cup) rice wine vinegar  60ml (1/4 cup) water  55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar Caster sugar, often spelled castor … Read More

A Brief History of Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche is the most popular sweet treat in Uruguay and Argentina. People have it for breakfast, most commonly on toast, but also on pancakes or waffles. It’s also the main ingredient of many cakes, pies, and typical pastries. … Read More

Pasta PUTTANESCA (espanol)

  Spaghetti alla puttanesca is an Italian pasta dish invented in Naples in the mid-20th century. Its ingredients typically include tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic. La pasta a la puttanesca es una receta típica de Italia, específicamente de Nápoles. … Read More

FLAN sin huevo o horno! Creme Brulee with no eggs or oven!!!

500 ml. de Leche entera 1/2 liter of whole milk (almond or coconut) 8 Cucharaditas de Azúcar 1 teaspoon of sugar 2 Sobres de Gelatina sin sabor 2 packs of gelatin (no flavour) 1 Unidad de Naranja 1 orange 2 Cucharaditas de Esencia … Read More

The Secrets to Soft, Fluffy Gnocchi

For gnocchi with a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth texture, choose the right kind of potatoes and add just enough flour Ingredients (4 ppl) 2 potatoes 2 cups tipo “00” or all-purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg water (if needed) Bring … Read More

How to cook and broil Lobster Tails

How to Boil Lobster Tails First, begin by thawing your frozen lobster tails by placing them directly into cold water for 30 minutes. For giant lobster tails (those bigger than 10 oz. each), change your water after the first 30 … Read More

Pizza Napoletana: notes/notas

PIZZA NAPOLETANA The genuine Neapolitan pizza dough consists of: flour (type 0 or 00, or a mixture of both) natural yeast  salt and water The dough must be kneaded by hand  After the rising process, the dough must be formed … Read More

Como hacer la Panna Cotta?

La panna cotta (en italiano literalmente ‘nata cocida’) es un postre típico de la región italiana del Piamonte (Valle d’Aosta), elaborado a partir de crema de leche, azúcar y gelatificantes, que se suele adornar con mermeladas de frutas rojas. Recuerda al flan, pero su sabor es más lácteo y tiene una textura más parecida … Read More

Panna Cotta: everything you need to know

Ingredients Panna cotta, a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can be prepared in advance. It looks and tastes wonderful with ripe red fruits such as raspberries or strawberries INGREDIENTS 6-8 ppl 1 envelope unflavored … Read More

Choripan (sausage on a bun)

Chori for chorizo, pan for bread: together that makes the Choripán, a type of sausage sandwich popular in South America and not well enough known in the rest of the world. Sausage and bread — it sounds simple, doesn’t it? But throughout the continent, debates rage … Read More

Tom yum or tom yam 

Tom yum or tom yam  is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,tom yam has been popularised around the world. The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to … Read More

Vegan Sweet Balls – snack/dessert

Sometimes it can be hard to stop our food cravings, especially if we’re stressed or when don’t eat healthy food. If you need to eat something sweet, you should try these raw cacao bals, they taste incredibly good and you only need a few … Read More

Penne (receta en español)

Penne pasta es un tipo de fideo italiana que es en forma de tubo, con los extremos cortados en diagonal. Cuando se produce por las máquinas, sino que también tiene crestas a los lados. Aunque la pasta se originó en … Read More

garganelli and penne

Garganelli and penne are like brother and sister. They look very similar. According to wikipedia, “they differ in that a “flap” is clearly visible where one corner of the pasta square adheres to the rest, as opposed to a perfect cylinder … Read More

Pasta ajo y aceite de oliva : garlic and olive oil

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

Pizza Carbonara

Level: Easy Ingredients 1 cup grated Parmesan 2 eggs Crushed black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for topping 3 thick slices pancetta, cut into 1/3-inch cubes 1 ball your favorite pizza dough All-purpose flour, for dusting 2 ounces … Read More

Spinach Crepes : Crepas de Acelga

For the crepes: Para los crepes 200 g flour /Harina 200 ml milk (whole or light) / Leche 2 eggs / Huevo Salt and pepper to taste / sal y pimient For the filling | Para el relleno:  500 g. of … Read More

Make-your-own chimichurri, family style

Make ahead of time, or the morning before you start grilling. 2 bunches of fresh parsley (de-stem them first) 2 springs of thyme (de-stem them too) 2 green onions (scallions) 4 or 5 freshly peeled garlic cloves, finely minced 1 … Read More

Ñoquis de papa/ Potato Gnocchis

Ingredientes: 4 pp  1 Kilogramo de Papas  300 Gramos de Harina 0000  2 Unidades de Yemas  50 Gramos de Queso rallado  1 Cucharada postre de Sal fina  1 Pizca de Pimienta negra  1 Cucharadita de Nuez moscada  1 Puñado de Sal gruesa … Read More

empanada masa/dough

Ingredientes:makes 12 mediano/medium size 500 g de harina de fuerza/ flour 2 pellizcos de sal / salt 100 g de manteca/ butter 1 huevo / egg 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva / olive oil 150 ml de agua tibia/ … Read More

Eggplant dish (Vegetarian | vegan (no cheese)

Ingredients 3 lg. aubergines olive oil 1 onion , peeled and finely chopped ½ bulb spring garlic , or 1 clove of regular garlic, peeled and finely sliced 1 heaped teaspoon dried oregano 2×400 g good-quality tinned plum tomatoes , … Read More

Baked Bone Marrow

While most marrow bones are cut crosswise, they can be ordered cut lengthwise from any quality butcher. Ingredients: 2-4 ppl Two (7 to 8-inch/17.5 to 20-cm) centre-cut veal marrow bones, cut in half lengthwise to make 4 pieces total Kosher salt … Read More

Ravioli stuffed with ragù alla bolognese

Ingredients: 2-4 ppl 250 g flour 2 eggs 1 egg yolk pinch of salt 250 g ground beef 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small carrot 1 small onion 1/2 celery stalk 1 twig rosemary 2-3 leaves of sage 1 clove … Read More

AUTHENTIC PORK TACOS OR TACOS DE PUERCO

Ingredients: 6-8 PPL 3 pounds of boneless pork shoulder or butt the juice of 3 oranges 1 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1/2 onion 4 cloves garlic 1/2 cup … Read More

Spinach Quiche or Pastel de acelga

Para masa: For the Dough 3 tazas de harina  | 3 cups of all purpose flour 2 barras de mantequilla (2 tazas) | 2 cups butter 1 huevo, separado | 1 egg (separated egg white needed) ½ cucharadita de sal … Read More

Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni

Juicy, perfectly seasoned spinach and ricotta filling inside cannelloni pasta tubes, topped with a simple, tasty tomato sauce and melted cheese. Use dried tubes which are quick to fill using a piping bag (2.3 minutes!) or you can use fresh … Read More

Filling Ideas for pasta

Cannelloni (pronounced [kannelˈloːni]; Italian for “large reeds”) are a cylindrical type of pasta generally served baked with a filling and covered by a sauce in Italian cuisine.Popular stuffings include spinach and ricotta or minced beef. The pasta is then typically covered with tomato sauce and Béchamel to cover the top. (Wikipedia) Fillings Ideas What is great about pasta is the … Read More

TABBOULEH OR TABOULEH OR TABOULI OR TABOOLEY OR TIPILI

The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the “it” grain, quinoa. The tiny nutritional powerhouse is loaded with protein, making this dish both a delicious vegetarian main course and a summer-suitable side. Tabouli (or Tabbouleh) is a … Read More

eggs benedict: classic

ALL ABOUT TIMING: A note on the hollandaise: if the egg yolks cook, you have scrambled eggs and there’s no going back! If you don’t have someone who can help you make the different components of this dish, we highly recommend … Read More

Our very own: Dry Chimichurri Spice

Introducing the only spice you will ever need in your kitche. Wouldn’t it be nice to have ONE spice that you could use in just about any dish or meal and create something amazing?  Wouldn’t it be nice to serve your friends … Read More

Breakfast Carbonara

Tender spaghetti is tossed in rendered bacon (in lieu of pancetta) before being dressed in a sauce of egg and cheese. Like with any carbonara, timing is everything. As soon as the pasta is cooked, drain it and transfer it to the … Read More

Perfect Guacamole

Ingredients: (4-6 ppl) 2 ripe avocados 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice or lemon juice 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red onion or thinly sliced green onion 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, … Read More

Napoletana Language & Napoli Pizza History

The Napolitano (Neapolitan) Dialect My grand-parents are from southern Italy and traveling to their “home” I was introduced to great food and the lovely Neapolitan language. Unlike regional accents in the US or Canada, Napolitano is not a variant of Italian … Read More

How to make empanada dough for baking

Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour ¼ to 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 oz unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks) 1 egg 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water or milk, adjust as needed to obtain a soft and smooth dough Instructions 1. … Read More

Chef Joan Casas’ Paella Recipe

INGREDIENTS 20 shrimp 10 clams 10 mussels 10 salchicha Catalana 500 grams pork 500 grams chicken 500 grams rabbitoptional 150 grams red pepper 150 grams green pepper 300 grams sofrito(onions, garlic, tomatoes) 1 kg Calasparra rice 2 lt fish stock 2 lt chicken stock 2 grams saffron 150 grams sweet peas 150 grams green beans 500 grams sea bass 1/4 olive oil INSTRUCTIONS In a large paella pan, cook … Read More

Argentina Coffee Culture

When in Argentina have coffee!😁🇦🇷👍. Porteños, as locals are called, like to get together with friends to have leisurely discussions ranging from the whys and wherefores of life to their beloved football team, the course of the economy, or their … Read More

Ñoquis (spanish)

¿Qué van a cocinar este 29? ¡Les propongo un clásico! Ñoquis caseros de ricota. Si siempre tuvieron dudas sobre su elaboración, aquí detallamos el paso a paso de estos ñoquis super fáciles para solucionarles la cena del próximo 29. Exquisitos y simples, … Read More

coffee culture in argentina

When in Argentina have coffee! Porteños, as locals are called, like to get together with friends to have leisurely discussions ranging from the whys and wherefores of life to their beloved football team, the course of the economy, or their amorous … Read More

Chicken Milanesas (de Pollo)

DIRECTIONS: for 4 ppl. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally and pound the thicker ends to 1/4 inch thick. Cut the bigger pieces in half; you want to end up with sandwich-size pieces. Beat the eggs in a medium … Read More

Paleo Calamari Rings

Ingredients: for 2 people 4 calamari squid tubes 50 g almond meal/flour 1 lemon zest salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Mix the almond flour/meal with the lemon zest and salt/pepper. Slice the squid tubes into 1/2 inch / 1 cm slices. Roll the calamari rings … Read More

Chocolate Alfajores:in love with alfajores—delicate shortbread cookies with a gooey dulce de leche filling and a coating of dark chocolate.

Alfajores (increasingly known as Alfies®) have a long-standing history in Argentina dating back to the 19th century. They are a huge part of the Argentinian culture and somewhat of a national cookie…and for good reason. Alfajores are made with two … Read More

Spinach Frittata – Tortilla de acelga

Serves 6 (dinner slice) 2 bunch spinach, fresh or frozen 1small onion, diced 5large eggs 4tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4-1/2teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated 1pinch salt and pepper Prepare the chard: Chop off only the very tough ends at the … Read More

BEET CARPACCIO WITH GOAT CHEESE AND CHIMICHURRI

Thinly sliced beets (not beef) lay the foundation for this vibrant rendition of the Italian appetizer. Use any assortment of small beets — red, golden, purple, or candy-striped. A local farmers’ market will have the best selection. The beets can … Read More

Farfalle Pasta: history and making it

Farfalle (Italian: [farˈfalle]) are a type of pasta commonly known as bow-tie pasta. The name is derived from the Italian word farfalla(butterfly). The ‘e’ at the end of the word is the Italian feminine plural ending, making the meaning of the word “butterflies”. In the Italian city of Modena, farfalle … Read More

Alfajores de Maicena–Dulce de Leche Cornstarch Shortbread Cookies

Alfajores de Maicenaare some of the tastiest alfajores; maicena–corn starch–is used along with flour to give the cookies a texture that is lighter than a typical shortbread cookie. That lightness still captures the cookie’s buttery flavor, and together with dulce … Read More

como preparar un Asado de Domingo

Ingredientes: para 2-4 personas 1 y 1/2 Kg Tira de asado 400 g Salchicha parrillera 2 Chorizos 4 Morcillas Chimichurri Sal Pasos: 2.5 horas Hacer el fuego. La mayoría cree que es tirar astillas y un pedazo de leña y darle fuego. El fuego … Read More

Consejos para la Picada

Uno de los secretos de su éxito es la variedad y, una tendencia actual, es sumar pequeños platos y tapas que invitan a degustar y compartir múltiples sabores, texturas y aromas.  Una mesa donde las personas se sientan a gusto, … Read More

Vegan Burritos

We LOOOOOVe Mexican cuisine and , what’s best, recipes are so easy to veganise!    Ingredients 1 can of 540 ml 19 oz black beans, drained 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne … Read More

Tiramisu

An unparalleled confection: creamy, coffee-flavored, and decadently delicious. INGREDIENTS: 8 ppl 45 min prep. 3 hrs. rest time 6 large egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup whole milk Four 8-ounce containers mascarpone cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups … Read More

Guide to Parmigiana: eggplant, chicken, or veal

Parmigiana is a classic Italian dish, Neapolitan in origin and humble in its simplicity. Eggplant: This is where it all began: a simple vegetable dish topped with tomatoes and cheese, in a typically Southern Italian fashion. Though eggplant comes in dozens of colors, … Read More

More Pasta Notes

There is no one correct recipe for fresh pasta.  In Italy, different regions have different ways of making it. Some places only use eggs and flour and others use only water and flour.  Some cooks add a little salt and … Read More

Can you say “Mate & Medialunas”? A classic Argentina Breakfast.

NO EXPERIENCE WITH THE SPICE CHICA IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A SAMPLING OF ARGENTINA’S TRADITIONAL DRINK AND SNACK, MATE AND MEDIALUNAS! WHAT ARE THEY, YOU ASK? FOR MANY ARGENTINES, MATE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR DAILY RITUAL. IT’S MADE FROM … Read More

The Ultimate Info Guide to Spices

Knowing how to use spices can greatly enhance the flavor of all your dishes.What makes spices so exciting? Let’s use the analogy of an artist. You as the cook are the artist and spices are your paints – they can bring … Read More

Homemade Tortellini with Mortadella Musse

Homemade Ravioli filled with Mortadella mousse & Parmesan cream sauce. INGREDIENTS: 4-6 ppl Pasta: 1kg “00” flour, 8 extra-large eggs For the filling (mortadella mousse): ½kg mortadella 200g cow’s-milk Ricotta cheese 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese For the sauce: 300g … Read More

Moroccan Soup – Harira

Ingredients: serves 6 100g dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in cold water 110g puy lentils 450g lamb, trimmed of all fat and cut into 1cm cubes 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp each … Read More

Carrot Vegetarian Hamburgers

INGREDIENTS: 2-4 ppl 750g carrots, peeled and grated 410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 small onion, roughly chopped 2 tbsp chimichurri sauce, plus 1 tsp to serve 1 tsp ground cumin 1 egg 1 tbsp olive oil 100g wholemeal breadcrumbs zest 1 lemon, plus … Read More

Huevos Rancheros

A dish prepared with two sunnyside up eggs on fried tortillas covered in a spicy tomato salsa with refried beans on the side. This dish is served throughout Mexico, and for good reason. It’s delicious! The name huevos rancherostranslates as “ranchers … Read More

Everything you need to know about the PAELLA

Paella is a Spanish rice dish that includes different combinations of vegetables and meats, characteristically seasoned with saffron, but also has other spices depending on the recipe and area in Spain it comes from. Etymology The dish Paella is said … Read More

SETAS – WILD MUSHROOM AND GARLIC TAPAS

Hongos, setas o champinones INGREDIENTS: for 2 ppl 4 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil 1⁄2 kg wild mushroom (setas) 1⁄2 cup white wine 3 sticks parsley salt (a generous pinch!) pepper (optional) DIRECTIONS: Start by washing the mushrooms thoroughly, … Read More

Napoletana Dough

Neapolitan-Style Pizza Dough Ingredients: By Volume 4 cups Molino Caputo Tipo 00 flour 1 ½ cups, plus 2 TBL water 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry active yeast By Weight:WE RECOMMEND THIS WAY:It is fast, and easy to get the … Read More

Chile en Nogada – Vegan

Chiles en nogada are meat stuffed poblano chiles bathed in nogada, a walnut cream sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. A low fat but lovely substitute for the usually pork-filled, cheese covered stuffed poblano peppers, inspired by the delicious Chiles … Read More

Neapolitan-Style Pizza Dough

Neapolitan pizza is where it all started. In some ways, it’s the simplest form of pizza out there—it has the fewest ingredients of any. In other ways, it’s the most complicated. Few ingredients and blazing hot temperatures in excess of … Read More

Empanadas- fried (Tucumanas)

“Argentinian-style”, empanadas are actually originally from Portugal and the northwest region of Spain, called Galicia.The Spanish and Portuguese colonizers brought the empanadas to South America where it developed into what we know as Empanadas in America. In Argentina, the cuisine … Read More

Burrata (cheese)

BURRATA – What is is & How to eat it? Heavenly, creamy, delicate “burrata” is the fresh Italian cheese that dreams are made of, and once tried, will leave you with little doubt as to why it is crowned the … Read More

Turrón – Nougat

HISTORY: Turrón is a very old, traditional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) origin. It has been a popular sweet for centuries, even outside Spain’s borders. It is said that the Moors invented turrón over 500 years ago in Jijona, a small town about … Read More

Super Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Use Ripe Avocados Ripe avocados are essential to great guacamole. Most avocados you’ll find at the store will be under ripe or over and neither are good for this guacamole recipe. You’ll know when an avocado is ripe when it gives … Read More

Torta Pascualina – Argentina Spinach and Ricotta Tart/Pie

Layered tartas in many forms (butternut and ricotta, corn, tuna, ham and cheese…) are found all over Argentina–a sort of quiche/tart that has its roots in northern Italy.  So many Italian recipes found their way to Argentina to be reborn; it is traditionally served … Read More

PLATING 101

Round plates: conventionally, starches are placed at 10, protein at 2, and vegetables at 6. Square plates: divide into quadrants when figuring out the placement of foods. The Stacking Method Using this technique adds a height dimension for a 3D … Read More

Spanish Flan

  Ingredients: 1 flan 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  How to: Prep in 20 min Cook in 1 hour Preheat oven … Read More

Bulletproof Breakfast: Buddha Bowl

The food choices you make in the morning affect the way you feel all day. Whether you skip breakfast and fast until lunch or eat first thing in the morning, avoiding sugar and carbs is your key to steady energy … Read More

Fresh Tagliatelle

Tagliatelle and tagliolini are a traditional type of pasta from Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy. Pronunciation: tah-lyah-TELL-eh Literal meaning: From ‘tagliare’: to cut Characteristic: Long, thin ribbon similar to fettucine, only generally narrower, approximately ¼ inches wide. Available in coiled nests or … Read More

Alfajores

Yields: 3 dozen 2-inch cookie sandwiches Ingredients 1½ cups (200g/7 oz.) all-purpose flour 2⅛ cups (300g/10.5 oz.) cornstarch 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 and ¾ sticks (200g/7 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¾ cup (150g/5.3 oz.) … Read More

The secret to a juicy steak is…… Letting It Rest!

A steak needs to rest for about five to seven minutes before you serve it. This has nothing to do with the steak being tired, and everything to do with wanting it to be as juicy as possible. The Perfect … Read More

The 29th is the Dia de Ñoquis — the Day of Gnocchi: Yuca Recipe

“The 29th is the Dia de Ñoquis — the Day of Gnocchi. This is the day when everyone gets together to eat it.” Gnocchi came to Argentina when Italian immigrants began arriving in the 19th century, bringing with them traditional recipes for pizza, … Read More

How to make the perfect caprese salad

Choose the right TOMATOES: This is the hardest step, but not that hard if it’s the height of tomato season, toward the end of summer. Look for the juiciest, plumpest tomatoes you can find. A good tomato should feel like … Read More

Chimichurri Butter

Ingredients 2 tablespoons vinegar (any, prefer sherry) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped Pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, … Read More

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