T's Tasty Bits
Recipes for Semana Santa
This week marked the beginning of Holy Week, or Semana Santa, and I wanted to compile three of my favorite recipes to observe this holiday with family, Ecuadorian-style. Fanesca – Ecuadorian Easter Soup First off, a delicious Fanesca! If you are from Ecuador, or lived in Ecuador, you may recall ...
Sopa de torrejas – Soup with bread and pork patties
When I was young, my nana Gloria used to make us this really awesome soup that had torrejas. Torrejas were these fried patties made with milk-soaked bread and shredded beef. Gosh. I don’t know how she made them or what she put in them, but they were delicious. They were soft and doughy, yet ...
Pasteles de Pollo (Hojaldre Criollo)
Goodness! We’re half-way through February already! I have to say, I’ve had a pretty busy beginning of the year thus far. El Señor Hubs and I bought a house in early December, and we’ve been thinking and dreaming of our renovation/decor plans for our new home. We’re in the midst of choosing ...
Relleno Guayaco: My mom’s sweet and savory stuffing
I have to confess: when I was a little girl, I was not a fan of my mom’s relleno. In full disclosure, I was a picky eater, and there was something about raisins and anything related to raisins I despised. Since this stuffing had raisins, prunes, walnuts and all these “things”, I avoided relleno
Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomatillo Soup
I’ve been in a bit of soup kick lately, in spite of the fact we’ve had a pretty mild winter. Now that I am in Atlanta, winters are basically non-existent. I miss the snow. Sometimes. Then, I remember the amount of times we were snowed in and couldn’t go anywhere… The days when the skies were grey,
Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Apple Soup
Continuing my love affair with soups these days, here is another one: roasted sweet potato and green apple soup. Before Pinterest ever existed, I tore off pages from my favorite magazines that had stuff I was interested in: decor, outfits, makeup, and of course, recipes. This one is from a pile
Arroz con Leche – Rice Pudding
Arroz con leche, me quiero casar, Con una señorita de San Nicolás, Que sepa coser, que sepa bordar, Que sepa abrir la puerta para ir a jugar. If you lived in Ecuador – or in any Latin American country as a child, you most likely remember singing this tune in the playground with your friends. This
Spicy Ceviche-style Shrimp and Grits
There are some key staple foods you come to love when you move to the South. On the top of my list is shrimp and grits. Every other southern-food restaurant and diner offers their own version of this very classic southern dish. The great thing about this meal is how simple and quick it is to ...
Alfajores Cake Doughnuts – Dulce de leche, Toasted Coconut and Almond Cake Doughnuts
I bought a cake doughnut pan last week. I have no where to fit it in my kitchen drawers, but I concluded I desperately needed one. What prompted me to such need was a dream the night before of El Señor Hubs and I strolling down the Lower East Side in New York City, and stopping by The Donut Plant
A new Summer drink: Michelob ULTRA Light Cider
I am quickly realizing I am in for the ride of my life upon moving to Atlanta. It is HOT! You may be wondering, “Well, you are from Ecuador. How could this be different?” Let me tell you – it is a different type of heat. The sun down here BURNS. And it is not even August! Generally I gravitate to