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Fourth of July “Star-Spangled” Parfait

My ideal July 4th probably looks different than yours, being that it’s a scene straight out of my favorite movie, The Sandlot.   

It’s a magical scene played out to the sound of Ray Charles’ version of “America the Beautiful” (here’s the clip) .

The main characters, nine middle school-age boys who eat, sleep and breath baseball, run through their neighborhood block-party (swiping hot dogs off of picnic tables) as they head to the sandlot for a night game.  It’s the one night of the year where the firework-speckled sky allows them each to feel “…like the big leaders under the lights of some great stadium.”


Sloth Propeller

“Sloth Propeller” Recipe – Naturally Sweet Bulletproof Style Coffee

Aaaah coffee! It is to me the smell of a very good Saturday morning (because I pretty much only drink coffee on Saturdays or sometimes Sundays). 

I grew up drinking it (because, of course it’s a staple in any Colombian household!) and had my first taste when I was still a wee thing. My dad has always liked it strong topped off with a little whole milk. But me, I like it cafe con leche style: thick, creamy and sweet. But alas, that is not a health promoting option 🙁 Unless…

Unless you do it my way! Enter “Sloth Propeller”…


Bone Broth—Liquid Gold Magic Juice

Aaaaah bone broth…an ancient, savory elixir that’s been a staple in the diet of many a culture and persists in many even today. The Italians call it brodo, while the Latinos call it caldo. But despite all of these eloquent and alluring (dare we say exotic) descriptions, what exactly is it?READ MORE

Plantain Chips Recipe

Aaaah plantains. How I adore them. “…I would eat them in a box, I would eat them with a fox…”, I do so like them Sam-I-Am (Dr. Seuss, anybody?). No, but on the real, baked, fried, boild…I love it all. I grew up in a Colombian-American household (plantains are a staple in Latin & Carribean Cuisine), so they bring back memories of my Pops cooking up delicious Colombian staples likes Sancocho (Ox-tail soup with plantains in it), Tostones (double fried green plantains), and Maduros (pan fried, ripe, sweet plantains…basically, one of natures gifts to your taste-buds).