Veggie Flatbread Recipe Cooking in Argentina

The Art Historian Makes Dinner

When the paintbrush fails, cooking proves itself to be a fulfilling creative outlet.  Conclusively, cooking is more satisfying than painting; endless variety of media can be employed and multiple senses stimulated.   A good dish contains the same

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Homemade Spinach Empanada Recipe

Empanadas de Espinaca

These empanadas are simple, and delicious.  A good meatless option.


12 Empanada Pastry Sheets or ‘Tapas’  1 Package of Frozen Spinach 3 Tablespoons of Sour Cream 1

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Rotssi Casserole Brunch for Dinner Recipe with Tomato Salad

Brunch for Dinner

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light Rosti Casserole recipe.

Ever since I was a kid, I loved having breakfast for dinner.  Since Argies aren’t big on hearty breakfasts, now breakfast for dinner is my best chance to eat brunch foods, which

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Stacked Ricotta Veggie Empanada Argentine Recipe

Vegetable and Ricotta Empanadas

Empanadas that is!

A three week family trip around South America really made me realize that I love empanadas too much.  I really couldn’t wait to get back to Buenos Aires just to have some again.  I ate them for three days straight when I got

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How to make roasted tomatoes recipe cooking in Argentina

Red Roasted Tomatoes

I never cared for sun-dried tomatoes.

But slow roasted tomatoes are a different story.



Tomatoes.  Any kind, any size.  Sliced. Olive oil.  For drizzling. Pinch

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Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Cooking in Argentina

Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

I got a craving for pesto.

The old green gunk in the fridge was not going to cut it.

I wanted it fresh.  Super green.  Chunky, sticky and oily.

The only problem was that I didn’t have basil or pine nuts or money to buy them.

But I did have cilantro

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Verduleria: Argentina Vegetable Stand

Another Blog Tribute to My Verduleria

I know …. I talk a lot about my verduleria.  Because honestly, I love it.

There are three different fruit stands that I frequent, but of course I have my favorite.  Its run by Marli and her husband, and their adorable 2 year old son.

When I went

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Hearty Vegetarian Chile Recipe Cooking in Argentina

Vegetarian Chili

Living in Argentina has taught me many things.  I learned how to teach English, how to speak Spanish, how to navigate a socialized medical system as an illegal immigrant….but the best thing I’ve learned in Argentina is how to cook.


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Broccoli Rice and Egg

Because There is Only SO Much Steak a Person Can Eat…

I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of cooks in the world: those who follow a recipe to create something specific, and those who look in the fridge to see what they can scrounge up and try to pass it off as a meal.  I am a member

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Being Poor Never Felt So Good Pasta with Vegetables

Being Poor Never Tasted So Good

hhmmm…what to make for dinner?  It’s near the end of the month, so the budget is tight.  Had to assemble something from the food around the house.

First I made this tomato sauce – diced a tomato, half an onion and some garlic then

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