Pumpkin Seed Powder

Pumpkins and squash were the earliest known main staple foods of the Mesoamerican region, even before corn and beans were domesticated. From Mesoamerica, the pumpkin species spread all over North and South America. The natives peoples of these regions were resourceful and creative, using every part of the vegetable. Today, pumpkin and squash appear in [...]

Salvadorian Holiday Turkey

No one else does turkey like we do. No need to douse the dry breast meat with gravy, unless you love gravy. Dry turkey? Nope. Not this one. It's juicy, succulent, and the meat just falls off the bones. It's roasted then braised in a tomato-based sauce that's packed with flavor and spices. This turkey deserves to [...]

Salvadorian Meatball Soup

Salvadorian Meatball Soup For the meatballs: 1 lb. ground turkey or beef 1 egg 1 tablespoon no-salt seasoning of your choice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons oil For the soup: 2 large potatoes, cubed 2 ears of corn, quartered (optional) 2 zucchinis, diced 1 carrot, sliced or diced 1 celery stalk, [...]

Salvadorian Meatloaf

Salvadorian Meatloaf Meatloaf: 1 lb. ground beef or turkey 1 egg 1 garlic clove, mashed ½ onion, finely diced 1 tomato, diced 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup flour to dredge the meatloaf Oil, enough to coat the pan ½ white wine Sauce: 1 garlic [...]

Apple-Jicama Ceviche

I recently entered a cooking contest at work. We happen to have a wonderful home economics program led by two very dedicated teachers. Every year since 2011 they've hosted an Iron Chef cooking contest and for me this is the first year since then that I'm not either pregnant or taking care of small baby at [...]