Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Arroz con Gandules (Rice & Pigeon Peas) | - @thenoshery

We arrived in Florida on Friday night to spend Christmas with OB’s family.  While having lunch, there was mention that there may not be arroz con gandules for Christmas Eve dinner. A resounding exclamation of “WHAT!” came out of OB’s and my mouth. This cannot be permitted! You must understand that Christmas isn’t Christmas without arroz… 

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Sofrito Salsa & Tostones

Bruschetta Tostones

Many times the simplest pleasures in life can be the most rewarding and the same theory can be applied to food.  There have been many times in my creative impulses that a dish may require about 20 ingredients, 4 bowls, a small kitchen appliance, every gadget in my arsenal and hours of my time. Although these recipes are amazing… 

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Mallorca Bread: Soft Puerto Rican Sweet Bread Rolls

Puerto Rican Mallorca Bread -

I can get a little fixated on an idea.  I will think about it over and over again until I can take it any more.  This week I became fixated with a soft eggy bread called mallorca.  Suddenly at 5:30 am Friday morning my eyes were wide open and my head was filled with thoughts… 

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Barriguitas de Vieja ( Pumpkin Fritters )

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Pumpkin is everywhere!  Literally!  Go to the stores and you will see the aisles filled with pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soda, pumpkin pasta sauce and of course the always anticipated pumpkin spice latte.  I though I would do a little pumpkin-ing myself, but this isn’t your traditional pumpkin recipe.   Actually if we are… 

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Fried Chicken Wings in Escabeche


Do you ever lay awake starting at the ceiling thinking of chicken, onions, and olives? Well I have.  I have tossed and turned in my bed developing a recipe.  Thinking about how I am going to plate and style the food.  That is when I started to keep a notepad by my bed and one… 

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¡Saborea! Taste of Puerto Rico


Last Thursday I posted about a very exciting event happening at the Philbrook Museum here in Tulsa, ¡Saborea! Taste of Puerto Rico.  The Philbrook hosted the 2010 Puerto Rico National Culinary Team on Saturday September 25, 2010.   The culinary team represents Puerto Rico in multiple national and international competitions and works with the Puerto Rico Hotel and… 

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Habichuelas Guisadas (Pink Beans in Tomato Sauce)

After several requests and emails describing what I believe is “habichelas guisadas”, I am finally posting the recipe.  I hadn’t posted because….well to be honest it didn’t seem interesting to me, but it’s not about me, it’s about you.   You see I grew up eating these beans probably close to 3 times a week if… 

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