Avocado Tuna Salad

Do you have a “go-to” emergency recipe? For us is anything Tuna salad. It’s something extremely easy to make and everyone is happy. The recipe was actually from my husband but has slowly evolved into a veggie loaded dish. The best part is that we can add everyone’s favorite ingredients and compromise.  Tuna salads are…

Beer Can Chicken

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Spring is here, and that means that I can now grill without having to freeze. I am a year-round grill type of girl, but certainly enjoy it more when the weather is nice. It’s also easier to make dishes that require long cooking time without worrying about my grill’s temperature.  Last…

Green Eggs with Ham

This week we celebrated Read Across America in Antonio’s school. When the teacher asked for volunteers to contribute for an activity around the Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, my mind went straight into spinach. I know it sounds a little crazy but I thought it would be a good opportunity to bring some…

Hulk Pesto: The superhero veggie meal

Veggies, every kids dream! Unless your kid is a little foodie, you probably struggle with the daily intake of greens. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics “Specific intake recommendations based on the DGA call for a minimum of 1 to 1.5 cups of fruit and 1 to 1.5 cups of vegetables daily for children…

Meatloaf Reloaded!

Marriage is all about compromise. Likes, dislikes, vacations, family time, friends. But the real challenge is combining food preferences and favorites. I have done my best to learn and try traditional Spanish recipes. We’ve had some great experiences with Paella and garbanzos, but also some epic fails with the basic tortilla de patatas and the…

Frijolada

So, I feel like being Colombian and not knowing how to make amazing frijoles is crazy… and it is (only if you really like to cook). For the longest time I was more than happy with the idea of opening a can of organic kidney beans, adding some Hogao, meat, plantains, rice and a fried…

Tuna and Potato Caserole

A friend once told me that she was very excited because her daughter had finally learned how to eat and enjoy a salad. At the time it sounded like the craziest parent comment I had heard, but as my baby started to grow and eat solids I began to really understand her point. For her,…

Taco Night

Well, sort of taco night. One of our family’s favorite meals is taco night. Now, our version of taco night is a little far from an original taco and rather a more americanized home version (my dear Mexican friends: please don’t kill me). The reason: efficiency and nutrition. For my boys taco night means ground…

Ready, set, go… second time around

More than a year has passed since my initial post. This is definitely harder than I ever expected. Life happens and its easy to look track and focused. Thats not to say the time has been wasted. This past year was full of planning, prepping, cooking, failing and learning. I have improved old recipes, worked…

Comencemos

Dicen que los comienzos son difíciles, y nunca fue tan cierto como para mi con este blog. Llevo ya un año intentando pero entre los niños y el hogar nunca encontré el momento perfecto. Ese momento no llego ni existe, tal y como el momento de ser padres. Nunca estarás completamente listo, ni tendrás todas…