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

Stop that María 

Here we go again, another hurricane, this one goes by the beautiful name of María, pretty name, I know. This storm, however, doesn't look like it will be pretty; it's already a category 5 hurricane and it will go over the entire island. Because of María's intensity and traveling direction, through Puerto Rico, the government … Continue reading Stop that María 

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

Cooking with Maria and Fransheska

Today my friend Fransheska and I decided we wanted to cook a meal together. I have not really cooked in 5 years, not a real meal on the stove and chopping and mixing ingredients in a pan, kind of cooking. So I decided that I had to make something with a lot of ingredients that … Continue reading Cooking with Maria and Fransheska

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

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 

Don’t miss Sanse’ 17

If you are in Puerto Rico this weekend, you have to go to San Juan and visit las Fiestas de la calle San Sebastián. It is the perfect way to start the year and will be the party of the year. Music, food, vejigantes, cabezudos, piraguas; what can be better than that? Just a bacalaito, … Continue reading Don’t miss Sanse’ 17

What’s for lunch?

The first time I went to the neurologist here in Puerto Rico I was given some rules, thing I can't do when living with epilepsy. Some of these I can do now that I have been able to control my epilepsy for so long, others I still need to reach the two years, and there … Continue reading What’s for lunch?