puerto rican food

9 Sopas Boricuas to Warm Up To!

Puerto Rico

Soup weather is here! Although the average temperature in Puerto Rico is 80 °F and stews are eaten year round, those of us in colder climates can appreciate them all the more after a long day of running errands in chilly rain, sleet, or snow. You’ll notice that some of the recipes below use the […]

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Tostones Bar: Game Time Food Idea {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Next Sunday is the big game day and I’m sure many of you will be watching with snacks in hand! While wings, chips, and dips of all varieties are customary game day food, I thought I would share a fun game day appetizer idea that’s a little different. It’s still finger-food and shareable, a must […]

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Using Holiday Leftovers: Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork) Stir Fry {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Our big holiday feast is on Christmas Eve, or Nochebuena. Our family enjoys arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas), pernil (roast pork shoulder), pasteles, and coquito (our holiday drink). There’s usually a variety of other side dishes and of course, plenty of leftovers! While we’re more than happy to eat our Christmas Eve […]

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Appetizer Idea for Lent! Puerto Rican Tostones with Shrimp & Tomato Topping Recipe {Video}

Puerto Rico

We are almost 4 weeks into the Lenten season and you may be looking for unique seafood or fish recipes you can serve your family for those meatless Fridays. I don’t know if your family was/is the same as mine, but once Ash Wednesday came around, we honored the Lenten season by abstaining from meat […]

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Sweet Potato & Cream Cheese Empanadas {Recipe}

Latino Culture

Recently, I’ve been making a lot of empanadas at our house, which we call pastelillos. My kids are really loving the pastelillos de pizza (pizza empanadas) I introduced to them and they’re also fond of pastelillos de queso (cheese empanadas). The other day I wanted to play with the flavor of sweet potatoes to see […]

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