The day I made mofongo

Today my aunt was making us feel at home, like she has the whole week we've been staying with her, and she was going to make tostones since she bought plantains yesterday. When I heard the word plantain the first thing that came to mind was mofongo. I innocently asked if we could make mofongo with … Continue reading The day I made mofongo

When there’s no power, have a taco picnic 

Well, after the hurricane we got the power back for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. When I learned we had power I started doing laundry, turned on every fan in my house, watched Tv, and slept with the air conditioner on. Twenty four hours later I saw the fan in my room … Continue reading When there’s no power, have a taco picnic 

Rice and Beans: Take 2

Today I decided to make rice and beans again, this time with the ingredients I forgot last time to add flavor; I added cubitos and sazón. These two gave it that extra little bit of flavor it needed and it tasted just like it did when I used to make it five years ago. This … Continue reading Rice and Beans: Take 2

I made rice and beans today!

Remember how my neurologist told me I could cook now that I've been seizure free for two years? Well, I've really wanted to cook again, but apart from making Ropa Vieja that time, I haven't really made anything else, but I really, really wanted to make rice and beans. Before, I was in no hurry … Continue reading I made rice and beans today!

We have to talk about lechón asado

We have to talk about food tonight. There are these amazing places in Puerto Rico called lechoneras, which means they make lechón asado or pork. Sounds good right? Well, it is, very good! My favorite lechonera is El Cuñao in the town of Cayey, where we went for lunch today. It was a last minute thing but … Continue reading We have to talk about lechón asado

Nothing bad comes from bread

Tonight, as we were walking our dogs,, there was this van pulling out of the driveway of a hotel. Out of nowhere the man stops the van and asks us, do you want bread?" What? What kind of random question is that? I mean, if you ask my mom and me obviously the answer is … Continue reading Nothing bad comes from bread

The meal that changed my life

A year ago today my life changed. I tried something I had been insisted to do for years but was always afraid to do. I believed I would never give in to people's nagging that I should try it, but I did and my life has been so much better since this day. This was the … Continue reading The meal that changed my life

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant in San Juan 

As we were leaving old San Juan yesterday a little after lunch hour, we tried to find somewhere to have lunch. Among all the restaurants in San Juan, most of them serving Puerto Rican food, we ended up in Istanbul. As you may figure by the name, Istanbul is a Turkish restaurant. Here, their menu … Continue reading Istanbul Turkish Restaurant in San Juan 

Just a cheeseburger, please

Ok, I have this issue, but I don't know if I have it all wrong, or if it's everyone around me. It's no bid deal, but I just want to know if I'm wrong here. My problem is with food, hamburgers to be exact. I love them, I don't have a problem with them if … Continue reading Just a cheeseburger, please