Make Food Not War: A Look at Iranian Spices

Make Food Not War: A look at Iranian Spices Roaring in the 20s and possibly on the brink of war , is not the way I wanted to start the New Year. I am not much for talking about politics. During this Trump regime, I have witnessed long-time friendships end over the topic. People get…

New Year, Clean Plate

It’s 6 am. Coffee brewing on the stove. Church bells ringing from a distant. My stomach is growling. And I’m craving cinnamon toast but have no toast because I have chosen to eliminate bread from my lifestyle. I wont say the “D” word. (For those of you who are wondering what the “D” word is….

Welcome the holidays with Coquito

As we say goodbye to Thanksgiving, Coquito season has officially begun! Get your old rum bottle, wine bottle, soda bottles! Pull out the blender. Or you can just go to Carmita’s house down the street and buy a bottle from her. Coquito is a holiday drink that originated in Puerto Rico. It’s the spanish word…

Chick Pea Spaghetti with a Latin Twist.

It’s been well over a week since I have been on this plant-based lifestyle. I do feel like I have more energy. I wake up in the morning without having to press snooze five times. I feel lighter and more focused. I do not miss meat at all. At least for now. I barely have…

Kale Breakfast Wrap, Latin-ized!

Today is Day 4 of my new plant-based Alkalize lifestyle. Notice I don’t use the word diet. Using the “D” word just takes the fun out of trying this new food thing out. Although I am eating vegan, plant-based food, because I am trying to reduce the acid produced after consumption I have eliminated so…

#WellnessWednesday with Vegan Pozole Rojo

It’s getting chilly pretty fast over here in the east coast. Eventhough, the temperature is dropping , I still like to sleep with all my windows open snuggled in my cozy plush blanket. But nothing is more inviting then a warm bowl of soup. And this one is so easy. Just a few ingredients. This…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In just one day we’ll begin a month long celebration of Latin American culture and its contribution to art, food, film, and technology. From September 15 through October 15 several, marks the independence of several countries: Belize, Brazil, Chile , Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. We celebrate the deep roots Latin…

5 Reasons Why You Should Be in a Food Competition

It is no secret that I love competition.  I have competed in six food competitions. I am most notable for competing in Food Network’s Chopped coming out as the “Ultimate Grand Chopped Champion” (that means I’m a three timed chopped champion winner). And if you are a fan of Food Network then you might have…

Ghetto Gardening: A 2-Ingredient Compost

Did you know that March is National Coffee Month!? Well neither did I. Crazy because I love coffee. I should have known this. Since March is the time gardeners start planning what they will grow I figured I’d combine my two loves in this blog: Coffee and Gardening! All you need are two ingredients that…

Happy New Year!

Happy New year! Another year has gone by and a new year is upon us. As I reflect on 2018, I have to say it was a really great year for me. I had some many blessings come my way. I am in a much better place than when I started the year. I worked hard all year…