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Homemade Peanut Butter / Mantequilla de Maní Casera

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I didn´t have peanut butter while growing up, but I did grow to love it once I tried it!! I also learned to appreciate it even more once I started running! Any runners out there who can relate to this? (Read about its benefits for runners here).

There are countless benefits for every one, just make sure you are not allergic to peanuts! Continue reading


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Corn Cake – Venezuelan Style! / Torta de Jojotos

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Remember that delicious Pumpkin Cake I shared with you on a previous post? Well, here is another spectacular cake from Don Armando Scannone´s red book “Mi Cocina”: Venezuelan Style Corn Cake.

It´s a gluten free cake made straight from corn kernels and it resembles the taste of cachapas. So you can easily have this cake for breakfast! Continue reading


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Quiche Lorraine

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I love quiches and Quiche Lorraine is one of my favorites. Although it is part of French cuisine, my first encounter with this dish was in England and it was love at first sight.

In my opinion, it is incredibly versatile; I can have it anytime (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack) and warm or cold. It is a party favorite too! Especially when prepared in smaller individual portions. Continue reading


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Venezuelan Shredded Beef / Carne Mechada Venezolana

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This is a very popular and savory dish in Venezuela. Slowly cooked flank steak with amazing vegetables that will just melt in your mouth.

When served with boiled white rice, stewed black beans and fried plantains slices you get Venezuela´s national dish, called “Pabellón Criollo”. It is also used as a filling for arepas and empanadas.

Personally, I also have them with flour tortillas :); a Venezuelan taco you might say 😉

Once you have tasted it you will confirm how delicious and versatile this dish is, and you will be hooked! Continue reading


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Scones

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These scones are not just easy and quick to prepare, they are also crumbly and soft on the inside and taste heavenly with your favorite jam. An English treat at your fingertips. Ready for teatime?

Those who have followed me for a while may recall that I lived in England for a few years. During that time I learned to appreciate and take pleasure in its cuisine and I have to confess that I do miss it (nostalgic sight). Continue reading


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Chocolate Panettone / Panettone de Chocolate

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Hi there! How is everyone doing? Ready for the holidays?

In my last post I gave you all the insights to prepare a very much loved Venezuelan dish for this time of the year: Venezuelan Ham Bread.

Today, I will offer you an internationally loved Italian dish for the holidays: Panettone. Continue reading


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Basic Pancakes

I love breakfast and pancakes are among my top choices. They are also simple and quick to make so you can enjoy that warm, made from scratch, delicious morning meal.

Personally, I prefer the english pancakes that resemble a crêpe. So, the first recipe I ever tried was from Delia Smith Cookbook Continue reading