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What Are The Health Benefits of Root Vegetables and Sancocho Recipes?

What Are The Health Benefits of Root Vegetables and Sancocho Recipes?

What are root vegetables “vianda”?Root vegetables or in Spanish referred to as “Vianda” are, as the word says, vegetables that are roots; meaning they grow underground. They are a starchy vegetable like yucca, cassava, yautia, malanga, taro, sweet potatoes, and more....

How Do You Use a Sazón Seasoning?

How Do You Use a Sazón Seasoning?

What is Sazón?Sazón is a seasoning used in Spanish and Latin cultures to add color and flavor to their foods. It is proven that foods with vibrant colors look more enticing and palatable. This is why the Latin culture has adapted using sazón in almost all of their...

How to Cook Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules and Bistec Encebollado

How to Cook Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules and Bistec Encebollado

Arroz con gandules (rice and peas) and bistec encebollado (beefsteak and onions) is a very typical dinner in Puerto Rico. Arroz con gandules is also a staple during the Holidays, or in any main event in Puerto Rico.Bistec encebollado is usually cooked and paired...

How to Make Puerto Rican Sofrito from Scratch?

How to Make Puerto Rican Sofrito from Scratch?

First let’s talk about “What is sofrito?”Sofrito is a blend of various vegetables and herbs used in Latin cuisine, especially in Caribbean islands like Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Recipes vary from place to place, but primarily consist of onions, garlic,...

What Is a Typical Dinner in Puerto Rico?

What Is a Typical Dinner in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is known for it’s delicious and flavorful food. Typically a Puerto Rican dinner consists of rice, beans, meats, and stews. Mainly cooked in a heavy kettle or caldero. One of the most popular dinners includes...

What are Puerto Rican Spices?

What are Puerto Rican Spices?

Puerto Spices include bay leaves, oregano, basil, and cilantro. It also includes parsley, garlic, culantro, and Caribbean thyme. Sofrito is the primary ingredient in making the food palatable. With that, Sazón, Recao (aka culantro), Achiote (aka annatto), and Adobo...

How to Make Puerto Rican Mofongo

How to Make Puerto Rican Mofongo

Mofongo is a very popular dish in Puerto Rico that is made with green plantains. Plantains grow in the tropics, and is within the banana family (see image below). Some grocery stores in the states carry plantains, especially if there is a Latin community in the area....

Puerto Rican “Pinchos” (Shish Kabobs) Plus Secret Sauce

Puerto Rican “Pinchos” (Shish Kabobs) Plus Secret Sauce

"Pinchos" is what Puerto Ricans call good ol' shish kabobs. They are considered one of the best street foods on the island. Mainly because they are delicious, and pretty affordable when you are on the go. They are typically made with chicken or pork, but chicken are...

Funfetti Healthy Cake!

Funfetti Healthy Cake!

I've been craving funfetti cake for weeks now. Probably because I've been watching lots of Netflix' Nailed It during this quarantine. I hope they have another season, because I totally want to audition. I'm definitely no baker, but I love it! And I love to give baking...

Healthy Puerto Rican Gazpacho (salted cod fish salad)

Healthy Puerto Rican Gazpacho (salted cod fish salad)

Gazpacho is a cold dish made with "Bacalao." Bacalao is salted codfish that is used in many ways in Puerto Rican dishes, and it’s actually one of the healthiest. It’s high in protein, omegas, and healthy fats. Codfish health benefits include; high levels of omega-3...

Cauliflower “Arroz con Pollo”

Cauliflower “Arroz con Pollo”

My first time trying this and it came out perfect!  It tasted like Puerto Rican "arroz con pollo." A bit mushy, but if you are okay with that, and just looking for the flavor to satisfy your craving, then you are in luck! It's a great alternative for a low-carb diet. ...

My easy Sofrito

My easy Sofrito

Everyone makes Puerto Rican sofrito in their own way. Just like cooking, we all have our own styles. This is my personal way of making sofrito. You will find that everyone makes it slightly different. There isn't a perfect, right...

How my Health and Nutrition Obsession Started

How my Health and Nutrition Obsession Started

I grew up in Puerto Rico where there was not much knowledge in nutrition and healthy habits, but there were many natural remedies. My interest in reading self-help and home remedy books started as a teenager after experiencing health complications at a very young age....

A real woman

A real woman

A real woman… A real woman can have a pouch because she is able to carry a baby when/if the time comes. A real woman can wear her stretch marks with pride. She knows they are scars of growth and show how her body changed from...

I thought I was going to die.

I thought I was going to die.

I’d like to ask you... Have you ever wondered how it feels to live with a chronic illness or auto-immune disease? Like how it really feels... mentally, physically, inside and out? If you've never been diagnosed you probably don't know exactly how it feels, but I'm...

Facts to consider about Nutrition

Facts to consider about Nutrition

Choosing the right nutrition can be a confusing thing. At the end of the day, we must choose what feels good to us. It is important that you are aware that NUTRITION is the most important thing in our diets. Consuming nutrient dense foods is what will help us achieve...

My Story as a Health Coach feeling Dis-Ease

My Story as a Health Coach feeling Dis-Ease

I have been studying nutrition and holistic health practices for over 7 years now and I still continue to learn. We really never get to know it ALL!  Right now I’m learning specifically about Lyme from a Doctor that had Lyme disease himself. When I was diagnosed with...

Soy is NOT a Health Food

Soy is NOT a Health Food

Soy milk has enjoyed an undeserving health label in recent years. According to Dr. Mercola, the Chinese have enjoyed the health benefits of soy for centuries. The difference between the healthy soy that they eat and the soy that we get here in the United States comes...

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