Tamarillo Chutney

Tamarillo is also called Tomates de Arbol or Tree Tomatoes.  It can be yellow to orange to red in color and is sort of shaped like an American football with a stem at one end.  It tastes more tart than ordinary tomatoes and the skin can be bitter, so is usually removed before eating.  It…

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

This is a tasty and easy to make soup.  I like it because you can leave it soupy as is, or run your immersion blender around a couple of times to make the soup thicker and creamier without adding actual cream.

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

This is a dish that is made in every Latin American household.  There are probably hundreds of variations since everyone makes “theirs” slightly different.  This is how I like to do it.  The difference here is that instead of adding the olives at the beginning, I add them at the end.  I think it gives…

Squash Soup

This soup has squash, shredded cabbage, and black beans.  Even Ferdinand, who hates sweet food, liked it!

Caribbean Red Bean Chili

This recipe is traditionally prepared without pork, but I added it because I had some pork that I needed to use up.  I thought this was a good way to make it into something completely new.