Pumpkin: So Poor and Yet So Rich


Pumpkin: So Poor and Yet So Rich Among vegetables, it’s one of the most nutritious and rich in vitamins, particularly A, and has great detoxifying, diuretic and antioxidant powers. In addition, it’s very versatile, since it can be the main ingredient of soups, stews, desserts and an endless number of recipes. At the same time, pumpkins have very few calories and are among the most economical foods. Pumpkins,known as calabaza, auyama or zapallo in Latin America, have been known throughout the Americas and Europe for many centuries. Apparently, the first British explorers to land on the coast of…

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Finger Foods

Bacalaíto and fried pork

Finger Foods by E. Garriga There is no greater pleasure than to eat a delicious fritter such as bacalaítos (codfish fritters), o a piece of  dulce de coco (coconut candy squares) you long for using your hands or remembering a scrumptious arroz con gandules  (rice with pigeon peas) cooked over a make-shift stove of three stones heated with coal or wood!   I remember as a child visiting family in the countryside in Moca, Puerto Rico, and the best arroz con gandules we ate using our fingers.  People would often say…

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La Cocina Boricua Puerto Rican Restaurant Bronx NY

La Cocina Boricua is a unique dining experience located in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. La Cocina Boricua is a modern and traditional restaurant, specializing in Puerto Rican Cuisine with deeply rooted traditions from our home land Puerto Rico. It was established to bring you the delicious dishes like piononos, surrullitos, chuletas can can, arroz con pollo and many others that live in all Puerto Rican kitchens. If you are looking to sit back, relax and enjoy grandmas cooking away from home, then come and experience La Cocina…

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Andres Restaurant San Diego, California. Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine

Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine 1235 Morena Boulevard San Diego, CA 92110Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 8:30pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm Closed Sunday Reservation 619.75-4114Visit their Website: andresrestaurantsd.com Our family owned and operated restaurant was established in 1983. We have a strong local following, but have had the privilege to serve many visiting dignitaries, pro-athletes and non-local people in search of good authentic Caribbean food. Offering the delights of the islands, our menu has many incredible choices: beef with rich sauces simmered with garlic, onions…

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