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Easy Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Easy Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Well, today is one of those days. Days when I’m not feeling in the cooking mood. They are few, but when they hit, they hit hard. Luckily this creamy broccoli casserole saved the day.     Days like this I usually eat outside. One eating outside (or maybe twice) a week won’t destroy my monthly budget. But add to the mix a rainy day and there’s nothing in the world that would make me go outside. With this depressing panorama,...
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Loaded Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms

Loaded Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms

These loaded cheesy portobello mushrooms are out of this world! I can’t even write this sentence without my mouth watering just thinking of the strings of mozzarella cheese and pieces of crunchy bacon inside these mushrooms. HEA-VEN-LY!     Can you guess the source of all the flavor of this recipe? Indulgent and greasy stuff. I do not even regret this because the result is to die for. Unhealthy alert! Discretion is advised. Tons of crunchy bacon, runny yolks, and...
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Zucchini Boats with Creamy Spicy Chicken

Zucchini Boats with Creamy Spicy Chicken

These stuffed zucchini boats with creamy spicy chicken are so tasty that even the zucchini haters will secretly love. The simplicity is the key to this recipe. A few zucchinis and leftover chicken. Put some cream and sriracha drops and the magic is done.     20 minutes and the dinner is ready. Isn’t that the dream for a busy day? I love the simplicity of this dish, but I love more that I can make multiples variations of the...
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Spicy Octopus with Vinaigrette

Spicy Octopus with Vinaigrette

I love octopus. Here in the Iberian peninsula, it is a common ingredient and the star of many local dishes. This time I decided to go for an acid vinaigrette that goes perfectly with any type of seafood.       The appealing of this dish is that it gets even tastier if you store it in your fridge for a week. The longer the octopus remains into the vinaigrette, the more flavor it will have. This dish is my...
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Classic Peruvian Ceviche

Classic Peruvian Ceviche

If a could eat one single dish for the rest of my life I could pick ceviche with my eyes closed. Peruvian food has a special place in my heart as my favorite cuisine. I can even affirm that my desire to recreate dishes from restaurants came one day that I was craving for some ceviche, but I couldn’t go to my favorite restaurant and I just thought: ENOUGH. I was going to learn to make ceviche no matter the...
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Salmon Tartare Peruvian Style

Salmon Tartare Peruvian Style

I can remember exactly the overwhelming excitement that I felt the first time I tasted this Salmon Tartare. It was my first new year in Lisbon. My cousin had made a reservation in Segundo Muelle, a famous Peruvian restaurant chain that now has a new restaurant in Lisbon. The kind of celebration that I enjoy: TONS of delicious food. We ate like if there was no tomorrow. Ceviches entreés, tiraditos in yellow ají sauce, sushi, fry ceviche and multiple pisco...
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