Articles Categorized in: Grains

Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

One of the street foods and drinks that I miss the most about Venezuela has to be the “chicha”. A Venezuelan chicha is a super thick drink made with rice and milk. It is dense and if you add a lot of ice you get a refreshing and fulfilling drink that tastes like heaven.     Chicha is a classic South American drink that you can find in a lot of countries and all of them have a different interpretation....
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Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Rice pudding is a classic South American dessert that has its origins in Spain and came to us from the colony time. But every country has it owns version of this classic. Today, I’ll show you a truly Venezuelan rice pudding.     For me, food is way much more than a pretty picture an a brief moment of tasting yummy stuff. For me, food is a story of love. Really, love? — that sound like a cheesy soap opera...
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Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Ricotta Gnocchi: Easy and Foolproof!

Here I go again: gnocchi. My legendary cooking nemesis. I can tell you a vast of disastrous stories about my clumsiness vs a gnocchi dough. They never end well. The gnocchis are too soggy, too hard, too weird and finally too messy to serve with pride.     The truth is that this recipe comes to the rescue of my culinary ego. It is straightforward easy and foolproof. A few steps and no mystery ingredients. That’s why this recipe is...
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Shrimp and Clam Risotto

Shrimp and Clam Risotto

  A good and creamy risotto is always the answer for a “fancy” meal that is super easy to do. I don’t know why but every time Will and I eat risotto, we feel instantly rich — even though my bank account says a different and sad history. This shrimp and clam risotto it is simply amazing. The strong flavor of the seafood goes beautifully with the white wine. The arborio rice absorbs the fish broth and the result is...
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Alfredo Chicken Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Alfredo Chicken Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

  I had an entire week craving for some kind of creamy pasta. And since I know that Alfredo sauce is one of the easiest way to turn an ordinary pasta into a gourmet experience, I decided to cook something with it. You can make infinite combinations, as this Alfredo pasta with shrimps. The key ingredients for this creamy sauce is the cream (you can use heavy cream or a low fat cream), the butter and the Parmesan cheese. Beyond...
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20 minutes Spanish Chorizo and Beef Pasta

20 minutes Spanish Chorizo and Beef Pasta

This Spanish chorizo and beef pasta is probably the favorite recipe of Will (my Boyfriend in case you are new to the blog). Luckly for me it is so easy to do that I always save this recipe for those days that I’m not feeling like spending hours in the kitchen. It is easy as tasty and you will only take 20 minutes to do it – pretty amazing huh?. The key ingredient of this recipe is the always imponent...
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Foolproof Mushroom Risotto

Foolproof Mushroom Risotto

I really enjoy earthy flavors that may seem so simple but turn out to be comforting to my palate. I learned to make this meal when I was new in the kitchen. So, as you might imagine, the first time I tried it was a complete mess. I basically ended up with an unrecognizable soggy paste. So after reading thousands -I’m so dramatic sometimes- of mushroom risotto recipes on the internet, I came out with my own version that works...
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Meat Cannelloni

Meat Cannelloni

This is a classic Italian recipe that I use to prepare for special occasions when I want to surprise, especially when my commensals are kids. They just love the combination of gravy, cheese and pasta. Meat cannelloni are very simple to prepare also you can make them in advance and keep them freeze up to five days. It is perfect to take to the work and feel like you are eating in a restaurant. This recipe can also be vegetarian...
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Alfredo Pasta With Shrimps and Corn

Alfredo Pasta With Shrimps and Corn

The Alfredo sauce is the simplest way to improve a dull plate of pasta. The variations are infinite. You can try a chicken version with cherry tomatoes for a lighter twist. This time I will make an Alfredo pasta with shrimps and corn. The combination of salty shrimps and sweet corns in a creamy and buttery sauce is just HEAVENLY. Also you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to get the dinner ready. 30 minutes is all you...
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Seafood Rice

Seafood Rice

  This is one of those recipes that my family loves, especially when we have guests and we don´t want to complicate our lives and still surprise their palates. The seafood rice is a typical Peruvian food. Perú is worldwide known for their amazing gastronomy based on fish, pulp, squid, shrimp, and almost every kind of seafood. Also, the rice in Peru is one of the ingredients used more in food, either as a main ingredient or simply as an...
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