Main Dishes

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice

Easy Cuban Pork Fried Brown Rice. Brown rice with Cuban-style pulled pork, chopped sweet plantains, scallions, and a fried egg. An easy 20-minute meal using leftover pulled pork and brown rice! Guess what? Planning your meals means being able to make bomb ass dishes like […]

Salmon Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing

Salmon Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing

Salmon Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing. Pan seared salmon served with chilled quinoa, mixed greens, and a simple balsamic olive oil dressing. An easy 15-minute meal! I looooove when dinners come together easily and quickly, don’t you? This is a great example of […]

Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps {Seasoned Ground Turkey!}

Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps {Seasoned Ground Turkey!}

Flavorful, easy-to-make lettuce wraps made with Cuban-style seasoned ground turkey. Perfect for a weeknight meal and lunch the next day! This may be the recipe I cook for myself the most. Ground turkey is ALWAYS on my shopping list.  Sometimes, I go with lean ground […]

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich

Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich

Fresh, juicy, smokey, spicy, blackened mahi mahi sandwich (aka dolphin sandwich) on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and mashed avocado! One of my favorite restaurants ever in this world is this seafood & bar place named Flanigan’s, located only in Florida. If you’re ever […]

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Scallops rubbed with smoky, spicy chili powder served with healthy Cuban-style black beans and brown rice, and garlicky sautéed spinach. Phew! That was a long title. Have you ever made something that you KNOW is good…like you can just HEAR your mom saying “Daaaamn. You made that?!” […]

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans! You ever have one of those days where you’re hungry and the last thing you want to do is get fancy with dinner? Me too! ALL. THE. TIME. Especially […]

Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Easy-to-make, crispy oven baked garlic parmesan chicken wings that are so tasty, you will think they’re fried! Perfect for game day. ;)

If you know me, you know I love having friends over my house. Planning parties and cooking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do! Well, that and traveling but that’s a story for another day. ;)

Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Crispy sweet potato skins loaded with gouda, chorizo, black beans, sour cream and scallions! Perfect for a weeknight meal, side dish, or game day! If you had to choose between loaded baked potatoes or potato skins – what type of toppings would you put on them? Ha! Who can choose, am I right?!

Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Sweet ham, swiss cheese, slow cooker Cuban-style pulled pork, dill pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered, sweet dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home! You guyssssss…THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS! I made these Cuban Sliders for my […]

Brussels Sprouts, Kale, & Black Bean Salsa Spinach Wrap

Brussels Sprouts, Kale, & Black Bean Salsa Spinach Wrap

That looks amazing, doesn’t it?! For those of you that are trying to reset your eating habits after a FABULOUS holiday break, this is for you! I’m definitely NOT feeling guilty about the cookies, flan, and all the other indulgences I enjoyed over the break. I fully […]

Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor! Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Yesterday, I said I wasn’t going to post salads. I can explain. What I meant was that I wasn’t […]

Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick! Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family, had a great birthday (my […]