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Black Bean Quinoa Bowl with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl with Cucumber Avocado Salsa

A deliciously healthy and protein-packed quinoa bowl mixed with black beans, fresh cucumber avocado salsa and sweet plantains! I’m not lying when I tell you…this is my new favorite meal! It’s SOOOO good. Believe it or not, this recipe was supposed to be something else. When […]

Tropical Avocado Toast {Mango, Smoked Salmon, Sweet Plantains, Crab!}

Tropical Avocado Toast {Mango, Smoked Salmon, Sweet Plantains, Crab!}

Up your brunch game by bringing the flavors of Miami to your avocado toast using mango, sweet plantains, smoked salmon, crab, eggs, herbs and spices! Safe to say, I’m pretty obsessed with avocado. Every time I go to the grocery store, I buy avocados. Plus, […]

Coquito Spiked Dairy Free French Toast

Coquito Spiked Dairy Free French Toast

Dairy free French toast made with coconut milk, spiked with rum, and topped with toasted coconut flakes. Perfect for special occasions or Sunday brunch! You guys, this dairy free french toast was OUT OF THIS WORLD! The rich taste of coconut, the little hint of […]

Easy Black Bean Salsa

Easy Black Bean Salsa

Super easy-to-make black bean salsa using fresh ingredients and tons of flavor! Perfect for snacking, big parties, or as toppings for salads and wraps! I cannot begin to tell you how addicting this Black Bean Salsa is and obvi, how beautiful it looks too! You […]

Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Tacos with shrimp marinated in tequila, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and topped with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream! If you were to bet me $100 to take a shot of tequila, I’d probably lose. I absolutely hate tequila. I know, […]

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Banana muffins made with whole wheat flour, vanilla flavored protein powder, and a few chocolate chips because YES! Easy-to-make and ready in 30 minutes from start to finish! I’m obsessed with bananas. Whenever I have leftover bananas, I get excited because […]

15-Minute Spicy Fish Tacos with Slaw

15-Minute Spicy Fish Tacos with Slaw

Easy-to-make spicy fish tacos with pan-fried white fish, slaw, and chipotle mayo. A healthier alternative to fried fish tacos ready in just 15 minutes!  A few years ago, there was a Mexican restaurant in Miami that had the BEST estilo baja tacos! Beer-battered deep fried […]

Cuban-Style Deviled Shrimp (Camarones Enchilados)

Cuban-Style Deviled Shrimp (Camarones Enchilados)

Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban-style deviled shrimp (or shrimp creole, or camarones enchilados) served over rice! Perfect for special occasions or weeknight meals! In 1975, my mom bought a Cuban paperback cookbook, which is now in shreds. She had only been living in Miami for less than […]

Healthy Chicken & Shrimp Paella

Healthy Chicken & Shrimp Paella

A simple-to-make paella using brown rice, chicken, shrimp, turmeric, smoked paprika, and fresh lime juice. Perfect for a special occasion or weekly meal prep! You know how I’m always saying that you should have cooked rice in the fridge? THIS IS WHY. Well, not exactly THIS […]

Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

Spicy Tuna Steak Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

Turn fresh tuna steaks into simple, delicious burgers made with sesame oil, soy sauce, spices, tomato, onions, avocado, and wasabi mayo! A 20-minute meal! Anyone here a sushi fan? Meeeee! I love sushi SO much. Spicy tuna fan over here! I also love eel rolls […]

The BEST Chewy, Rich, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chewy, Rich, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Deliciously rich, chewy, and soft chocolate chip cookies. Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one is mine and it’s the BEST!

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups {Meal Prep Idea!}

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups {Meal Prep Idea!}

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups. Avoid skipping breakfast by making these healthy egg muffin cups ahead of time with kale, spinach, eggs, cheese, or even leftovers! These healthy egg muffin cups will save your life! They saved mine. See, I used to commute to work for an […]


Travel

Best Places To Eat In Miami

Best Places To Eat In Miami

Having lived in Florida all of my life, I’m often asked what are the best places to eat in Miami. The answer? There are TONS. From Asian, Caribbean, fusion cuisines and everything in between, Miami has lots to offer if you really look for it! I’ve had the pleasure […]

Eating & Drinking Around The World {at Epcot!}

Eating & Drinking Around The World {at Epcot!}

To think, Epcot Center was the park I hated the most as a kid. Now it’s my favorite park. My how things have changed. You grow up and learn that you can drink around the world without a passport! I’m thankful to have Disney World just […]

Eating My Way Through New Orleans

Eating My Way Through New Orleans

New Orleans is seriously one of my favorite places to visit! I’ve been three times! Fall 2008, Spring 2010, and Summer 2013. Hopefully, I’ll be there again soon. For now, check out some of the BEST places to eat, drink, see, visit in NOLA. Killer […]

How I Almost Died In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

How I Almost Died In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

All-inclusive resort for 5 days? Oh yes we did! My bff and I booked a trip to Punta Cana for her birthday in July 2013. From the moment we walked in, we were catered to hand and foot, having champagne delivered to our room, drinks delivered to us by the […]

California Part 3 {Napa Valley + San Francisco}

California Part 3 {Napa Valley + San Francisco}

For 5 days in May 2014, I ate, drank, was sleep deprived and enjoyed the most AMAZING sunsets and views that California had/has to offer. I went to LA, Venice Beach, drove up the Pacific Coast Highway which was the absolute best road trip I’ve ever taken, […]