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Cuban Rice Salad

Cuban Rice Salad

This Rice Salad is packed with crunchy and fresh veggies that help bring it a whole new life. Growing up, my grandmother made rice every single day. Yes, even if there were mashed potatoes or French fries, she also made rice. The more starch the better. Naturally there was always […]

Quick Congri Recipe- Cuban Black Bean Recipe

Quick Weeknight Cuban Congri Recipe

Congri is a stable in the Cuban kitchen. It’s the perfect marriage of rice and beans. It’s also known as Moros y Cristianos and depending on the area in Cuba this dish was done with black beans or small red beans. Typically Congri, starts with rendering small pieces of chicharron […]

Papitas Fritas Cuban French Fries

Papitas Fritas (Cuban French Fries)

Is there anything better than homemade French fries? If your answer is yes then you’ve probably never tried Cuban papas fritas. Some like them cut in thick batons, others grew up eating them like thin matchsticks or cut in thin rounds. It probably depended on how much time and patience […]

Platanos Maduros

Platanos Maduros (Cuban Plantain Recipe)

Platanos Maduros are a Cuban staple. Whether you like them love them or want to leave them, you will usually find them on the Cuban table. Cuban Plantain Recipes are pretty basic and universal. Since plantains become very sweet and delicious once they are ripe, there is not much you […]

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin (Papas Gratinadas)

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin are such a great side to serve all year long. Little slices of potato covered and smothered in a yummy cheese sauce that will have everyone begging for more. In the words of Jessica Simpson, “irresistible”. I mean have you ever met a Potato Au Gratin […]

Cauliflower-Steak-with-Tomatillo-Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Tomatillo Sauce

It is always good to have a “meatless” recipe on hand. Vegetables are good for you. There is no debating it. Vegetables have gotten a bad wrap over the years. The truth is when done right, vegetables can be the superstar of your plate. Cauliflower steaks are your next go […]

Roasted Corn with Yogurt

Roasted Corn with Yogurt

This Roasted Corn with Yogurt recipe is going to be your new favorite go-to this summer if you’re planning on hosting any BBQs or gatherings. You can’t go wrong with this Roasted Corn recipe. The flavor of this corn is reminiscent of the corn Ani’s mom always makes which is […]

summer chopped salad

Summer Chopped Salad

Summer Chopped Salad is going to be your new summer go-to. Summer is here. Hopefully this means a lot of pool, beach or BBQ in the near future. We love hosting a good BBQ. That means a lot of focus on our proteins, like our Sazon Chicken Wings, or our […]

abuela's spring salad

Abuela’s Spring Salad

Cuban food tends to be saucy, garlicky and heavy. The food naturally begs for a fresh salad. Think about it… Is there anything better than a crispy fried palomilla with white rice, tostones and a crisp cold refreshing salad? Salads growing up were sparse. They consisted of lettuce, chunky tomato, […]

cauliflower congri

Cauliflower Congri

Cauliflower Congri is a spin on a quintessential Cuban side. Our Abuelas would probably argue that this was not Cuban, and most certainly not something they would endorse. But Abuela sometimes a girl needs to eat a vegetable, and also still fit into her favorite jeans. Cauliflower Congri is a […]