January 21, 2019

French Onion Soup Recipe

This post was done in partnership with Sunions.

It’s a little known secret that I am obsessed with French Onion Soup, but I never make it for myself. There’s a few reasons why I never make it, but the main reason is that I HATE slicing onions. Every single time I have to cut onions, I have to wear sunglasses to try and avoid crying. What starts off as chopping onions for a recipe turns into me sobbing uncontrollably, so I always add as little onions as possible to any recipe.

December 4, 2018

Mexican Christmas Punch Recipe

This post was created in partnership with Hispanicize Media and LograMasConTuCocina.com

It's that time of year again and it's time to get festive. Lately, I've been finding myself trying new foods and drinks to share with my son and this spin on Mexican Ponche Navideño has been such a hit with him. The best part about this drink is that it only has 40 calories and is filled with fruits my son loves. Fresh fruit and 100% juices are a great way to add sweetness to beverages without the need for added sugars, luckily this recipe is packed with apples, pears, dried prunes and guava nectar. 

July 29, 2018

Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauce Recipe

So since I started down the black hole that is the keto diet, I've become obsessed with this sauce. Whenever I go to Pollo Tropical, I always ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce. Whenever I go to to a Venezuelan restaurant, I ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce for my arepa. However, I rarely find a garlic cilantro dressing and on the rare occasion I can find one, it tastes AWFUL. So I started playing around in the kitchen and I came up with my take on this sauce. 

May 17, 2018

Tremendo #ArrozConMango

Leave it to Gio from ChatChowTV to come up with something like #ArrozConMango. He is the brand ambassador for Havana Club rum and has teamed up with the folks at Phuc Yea to combine Cuban and Vietnamese cuisine in an awesome monthly dining series. The Vietno-Cuban dishes are of course being paired with Havana Club drinks. In case you didn't know, the term "Arroz con Mango" is usually used to describe something you'd consider tremendo cluster-fuck. It's application in the name for this dining and beverage series can be interpreted as the cluster-fuck that results when you mash together Cuban and Vietnamese cuisine or it can be a play on the delicious Asian dessert that marries coconut rice with mango. Who knows?!

May 13, 2018

Celebrating Mother's Day with Colombian Empanadas

This blogpost was sponsored by Western Union.

Mother’s day in my home has always been a combination of celebrating the amazing women that made my life possible and celebrating our rich culture. My mother (or Fat Mamá Hedonist as I like to refer to her) is originally from Colombia and my grandmother still lives in Medellin, Colombia. Our family has been using Western Union to send money to my grandmother and aunts for nearly twenty years, so I’m really excited to team up with them on this campaign. Western Union is all about celebrating the little things in life like the good food we eat, the places we visit or the reasons we send money across the world, because it’s these little things that make us who we are.

Colombian Empanadas

April 9, 2018

Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival GIVEAWAY!

Y'all know how much I love a good giveaway and I'm here to share with you guys a weekend getaway to The Perry Hotel in Key West. I'm giving one lucky person two tickets to the Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival happening on April 14, 2018. So you don't have to worry about driving home after the festival, I am also giving one lucky winner a one night at The Perry Hotel where the festival is being hosted!

April 4, 2018

Keto-Friendly Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Recipe

So last year while trying to cope with my postpartum depression, raising a tiny human and dealing with baby daddy drama from ninth circle of hell... I ended up gaining about 25 pounds. By the time November came around, I was weighing as much as I did while I was 6 months pregnant. I had to tighten up the reigns on my weight because I could not afford a whole new wardrobe. I picked the worst time of the year, but the week before Christmas I decided to start the ketogenic diet. So far I'm down 27 pounds and counting.

December 18, 2017

Fried Apple Empanada Recipe!

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Imusa. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Lately, I've gotten really into combining American and Latin food. Two things I love are apple pie and my mom's empanadas. So I've decided to combine the two by making fried apple empanadas, using pie crust dough and apple pie filling.  And thanks to Imusa's awesome kitchen gadgets, making these empanadas was so easy. Their jumbo empanada maker made sealing the empanadas ridiculously easy. 

December 12, 2017

Papi's Cuban Mojo Lechon Recipe

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with National Pork Board and DiMe
Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

My family is a little different; we march to our own beat. So while all the Cuban-American families through out South Florida cook lechon for Noche Buena, my family makes a traditional Bandeja Paisa. On Thanksgiving, we pass on the dry turkey and have a Cuban feast instead. My mom is Colombian and my dad was Cuban, so it's how we have always celebrated in my house.

December 4, 2017

Churrasco steak Toston Nachos with Sedanos #CapturaTuCultura

This blogpost was developed in partnership with Sedano’s and DiMe Media. All opinions expressed are my own. 

This is my second year partnering up with Sedanos for the Holidays and now that I have my own family, Sedanos has really become my go-to grocery store. Trying to raise a family and offer my son healthy food options can be so costly, but Sedanos’ great prices makes feeding my family healthy food a reality. As a child, my mom always shopped at Sedanos, so I have fond childhood memories of going with my mom on grocery trips and learning how to pick fresh produce. Now as I venture into motherhood, I’ll be able to share those memories with my son at Sedanos. Their affordable prices and fresh ingredients have become so vital to my family, especially as economic times get harder.

November 11, 2017

Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Prosciutto Recipe

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with National Pork Board and DiMe
Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

It's November and that means sweaters, turkeys and pumpkin spice everything. Don't get me wrong, I love pumpkins. I love all types of squash, but when you can even find pumpkin spice dog treats for sale then it's just overkill. So I've teamed up with the awesome folks at PorkTeInspira to talk about how pork can make everything this holiday season better, even pumpkins. I love getting something that everyone knows to be sweet and doing something new and savory with it. I'm obsessed pumpkin soup and I love it even more when it's topped with tons of crispy prosciutto.

November 7, 2017

My Mom's Cuban Picadillo Recipe

I've partnered up with Have An Olive Day! to share my mom's cuban picadillo recipe. When I'm craving comfort food, this is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. Picadillo is ground beef cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic and olives. Olives are a must and they should be Spanish queen olives. Pimento stuffed olives are also acceptable, but ideally just really great quality olives.

October 17, 2017

FoodBeast Pizza Burger Recipe

I've been a huge fan of Foodbeast for years. So when they approached me to team up for a crazy food recipe, I was all in. The only catch was that the recipe had to be pizza themed and include PBR. So I started thinking about all sorts of pizza creations and then I remembered how I've re-purposed leftover pizza slices as burger buns and the rest is history. I upped the burger up with some beer braised Italian sausages and onions and this behemoth of a burger is not only delicious but insanely filling.

October 5, 2017

Is this thing still on?

It's been four months since my last blog post. It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but somehow it has been. I'm happy to report I have survived the first year of motherhood. I don't know how and definitely not in one piece, but I've made it through. In case you are wondering, my son has survived as well. Being a mom has been the hardest, most emotionally draining thing I have ever done.  Throw on the fact that I'm also working full time and it's no surprise why it's been four months since my last blog post.

March 9, 2017

Cochon555 is BACK & I've Got 2 VIP Tickets To Giveaway!

For some, Cochon555 is just another food event in a long line of all you can eat and booze events. However, I'm here to tell you that simply is not true. I've been to Cochon twice before and what I can solemnly swear is that Cochon is a pork lover's absolute dream event. It's everything SOBEWFF wishes it could be without the sand in your shoes, giant crowds and obnoxious tourists. This year's event is happening on Sunday March 26, 2017 from 4pm - 7pm at the Ritz Carlton South Beach

January 10, 2017

Beer And Popcorn: A Match Made In Hop Heaven

There was once a time when I obsessed about Art Basel and Miami Art Week. Where I'd go to Wynwood at 8am and wander the streets while artists from around the globe worked on their murals. I soaked in the street art like a tostada soaks in a cafe con leche. Now, those days seem like decades ago and the idea of getting anywhere with a baby before 10am on a weekend seems like pure lunacy. I recently trekked into Wynwood determined to see all of the new murals around the neighborhood.

December 24, 2016

Papi's Cuban Arroz Con Leche

This blogpost was developed in partnership with Sedano’s and DiMe Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I think back to my childhood there's a few things that always stick out to me: my parents’ cooking, Noche Buena and shopping with my mom at Sedano’s to buy groceries for the holiday feast. It’s a not so well kept secret that my dad was the real cook at home. He was a chef at a hotel in Havana, Cuba and although she won't admit it, he’s the one that taught my mom how to cook. So all of my mother’s recipes are really my dad’s, but he never complained and always let her take all of the credit. That’s a great husband, if you ask me.

December 12, 2016

Mami's Cuban-ish Congri Recipe!

This blogpost was developed in partnership with Imusa. All opinions expressed are my own.

Noche Buena is almost here and the older I get, the more I realize I need to start learning my mom's recipes so I can someday pass them onto my son. So you can get used to more of my family's recipes posted onto my blog. The recipe I'll be sharing today is my mom's Cuban-ish Congri recipe, also known as Moros y Cristianos or Arroz Moro. It's called "Cuban-ish" because of the addition of bacon, because everything is better with bacon.

October 5, 2016

Cacao Nib Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

When I was in middle school, my internal organs were 80% rice krispie treats. Even though my diet is no longer mostly sugar, I still have a soft spot in my heart for these sweet treats. So when Graze approached me about teaming up for a recipe, I decided it was time to upgrade one of my favorite childhood treats with a healthy-ish and adult twist. With some brown butter, a sprinkle of toffee and a ton of Graze’s Super Cacao Nibs, these rice treats are definitely NOT what I lived off in school, but they’re delicious all the same.