Ecuadorean meals use aliño to season just about every single cut of meat, and it serves as a key ingredient in various sauces and soups. Aliño is nothing more than a seasoned garlic paste. I tend to make my aliño as needed, because I like it fresh. However, if you don’t have time to do […]
On the weekends, my husband and I love to take a stroll down the streets of SoHo in New York City. We begin by visiting our old neighborhood of Tribeca, and walking up along Broadway in the middle of all the craziness. While we try to avoid Chinatown, we have realized it is virtually impossible […]
So here’s the scenario – I have 6 bananas sitting on my counter that have seen better days, and half a bag of walnuts in the fridge… This only means one thing: Banana Nut Muffins!
I have been eating banana bread for many years, although I don’t think I had it until I came to the […]
When I got married, I was determined to introduce my husband to all the delicious flavors Ecuador has to offer, but I had no idea where to start. Enter my aunt who passed onto me her “Seco de Pollo” (SEH-coh deh PO-yo) recipe, using a “1 item formula”. What do you mean? This means the […]
I created this non-Ecuadorean concoction a couple of weeks ago when I realized I was running out of groceries. This highlights the importance of keeping your pantry stocked with canned and dry goods – you can whip something up in no time. I also keep frozen vegetables in my freezer, usually peas and soybeans – […]