Recent Posts by Art Rodriguez

CALABACITAS: CHEESY COMFORT FOOD

Calabacitas, or “little squash” in Spanish, is a Mexican dish of cooked squash often served as a side dish, but substantial enough for a hearty vegetarian main.  The dish can be made as a casserole, but is often made as a thick, chunky vegetable...
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SOPA DE FIDEO: MEXICAN COMFORT FOOD

Cultures all over the world have enjoyed a form of pasta for centuries, and while this humble noodle has roots in Moorish Spain, fideo is a staple in most Mexican pantries. In Spanish, fideo means noodle. This noodle is typically found in a bag...
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POBLANO GRILLED CHEESE PLEASE!

Tired of boring lunches?  It can be tough finding new ways to use familiar ingredients. So you have to try this easy lunchtime Poblano grilled cheese sandwich with Oaxaca cheese and Spanish chorizo. The rajas or strips of charred Poblano peppers provides a mild...
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QUESO FRESCO

Queso fresco, or “fresh cheese” in Spanish, is a soft Mexican cheese that is traditionally made with raw goats milk or a combination of goat and cow milk. Pasteurized versions of this cheese can be found in many markets throughout the country. The flavor...
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CACHAPITAS DE JOJOTO: CORN PANCAKES

Right now ears of sweet corn are in abundance at grocery stores and farmers markets. We wanted to do something different and stumbled upon this dish in our research during the World Cup as we were looking for South American recipes. Popular among Venezuelans...
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