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Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

Salmon with Oyster Sauce and Caramelized Onions

A fresh salmon fillet glazed in oyster sauce and topped with perfect caramelized onions. This is a perfect weeknight dinner that is packed with a lot of flavors and it takes 20 minutes — or less— to make.     This recipe is a must for me. Cooking salmon never gets old in my house. So I have my own recipes to shake the things a little bit in the kitchen. From salmon tartare to a healthy salmon with kale...
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Detox Spinach Soup

Detox Spinach Soup

Once in a while, my body needs a reset. Starting fresh after a fudgy brownies hangover or a tres leches party. This detox spinach soup always keeps me on track, especially in the holidays.     This soup is one of my favorites detox recipes. It’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Lately, I’ve become a spinach-junkie. I even put a few leaves into my morning smoothies. This started as a way of keeping diabetes away from my life — diabetes...
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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

What else can I add to “Peanut butter hot chocolate”? Two of my favorite guilty pleasures in one mug. Add some marshmallows and crunchy peanut and I have a winter winner beverage.     Peanut butter is 100% an American thing. I mean, in South America we’re used to seeing peanut butter in the international section of the grocery store. But most of us don’t know what to do with it (also, it’s kind of expensive over there). For that...
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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

This spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast is one of my signature dishes. I could make it blindfolded and it would be yummy as ever. Tender chicken breasts stuffed with a creamy and garlicky filling and covered in a white thick cream.     This recipe is pretty simple and it can be achieved in 30 minutes or less. First, we need to make the filling that just has three main ingredients: Cream cheese — I use low fat cream...
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Honey and Cinnamon Cookies

Honey and Cinnamon Cookies

It’s official… Christmas is here. And with the arrival of the season, cookies and hot chocolate are the stars of my winter craving. These honey and cinnamon cookies are one of the few crispy cookies that have caught my attention.     If you have a long time following The Cookware Geek, you will know that I cannot live without chewy cookies. But once in a blue moon, I want a change in my cookies and this recipe is a...
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Spicy Chickpea Soup

Spicy Chickpea Soup

A soup doesn’t have to be dull and just for when you are feeling sick. This spicy chickpea soup is sassy and there is nothing boring about it.     Lately, there’s been a chickpea revolution. From salad to soup chickpeas, they are all dominating. In my early years, I only could associate one dish with chickpeas—Garbanzos in Spanish—and that was mondongo. Mondongo is a Venezuelan heavy soup made of beef tripes and garbanzos. Sounds weird, but it is delicious....
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Creamy and Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy and Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

There are recipes that have the only purpose of warming your heart. This extra creamy and cheesy cauliflower soup does exactly that.     It’s a comforting soup with a delicate and velvety texture. The flavor is soft and with a pinch of spiciness (thanks, black pepper). You don’t need tons of exuberant ingredients and flavor to get a good meal. I love how subtle this soup is. Sometimes your spirit only wants some calmness. You know, looking through the...
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Roasted Sweet Peppers and Beans Breakfast Skillet

Roasted Sweet Peppers and Beans Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. It just gets me in the right mood for the hundred of things that I probably have to do. So, I’m in love right now with this roasted sweet peppers and beans breakfast skillet.     It has powerful flavors like the bratwurst sausage and the roasted sweet peppers. But at the same time cozy ingredients like the butter beans and the runny eggs. It’s just lovely. I’ve made breakfast...
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Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork belly chicharron is not meant to be beautiful. It’s plain and simply tasty. Greasy, artery blocker and decadent.     In Venezuela, this is a small town food. It is common in the rural areas. This is the cowboy’s snack. A bite of pork belly chicharrón with a splash of lime juice and kosher salt. The process is quite simple and straightforward —I guess you can not imagine a cowboy doing something slightly complicated in the kitchen. You will...
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Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

A truly Venezuelan tres leches cake is something that changes your life. I’m not even exaggerating with this. To say that this spongy cake sogged in the most delicious milk cream is “good” is a major understatement.     You can tell that I’m beyond excited to show you this family recipe. My mom is well-known for her tres leches. It’s something that defines her. My friends always wanted to come to my home the day my mom was making...
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