Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche with Popcorn

Ecuadorian Style Shrimp Ceviche with Popcorn

Ceviche was something I was looking forward to eating in Ecuador. It’s often disputed that ceviche’s birthplace is either Peru or Ecuador so it’s hard not to find it, and order it, from any given menu. This Ecuadorian style shrimp ceviche took me back to the week I spent on the Galapagos Islands. It’s so easy and delicious!

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Jicama Coleslaw “Jicama Slaw”

The other night my friend called last minute to gather a group to grill. I’m 50-50 when it comes to handling last minute plans… I like to consider myself super spontaneous, but I really value prep time. Anyways, I offered to bring a summery side dish – thinking I could whip up a healthy potato salad…

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Cooking Homemade Tamales with Local Family in Quito

Tamales before being wrapped in Banana Leaves

There are very few things more intimate than being invited into someone’s home to share a meal. An afternoon stroll through Quito’s Old Town and a quick stop in a local hole-in-the-wall allowed me to eat next to the locals, but not with them… I’m so grateful that a number of companies are popping up…

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Mango Basil Frozen Yogurt Inspired by Ecuador’s Helados de Paila

helados de paila ice cream in Quito Ecuador

I am convinced there is no lactose intolerance problem in South America. I just returned from Ecuador and on every street corner, in every mom and pop convenient store, I was tempted by ice cream and frozen fruit treats galore. Just as much as this sweet man… I am a sucker for all things milky…

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Fourth of July Recipe Favorites from Food Bloggers

My friends (admittedly myself included) are about as indecisive as, well, I’m not quite sure… So when it came to Fourth of July plans we considered a road trip to Austin, camping in Oklahoma, a flight to LA, going to my parent’s lake house outside Kansas City, and then we settled on staying in Dallas….

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Backyard Chickens & Baked Egg Breakfast Casserole

Baby Chicks Roaming the Yard

My sister Alli has a way with animals.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say she’s a horse whisper – anyone that knows her knows she’s been bucked, thrown, broken a foot, dislocated a shoulder, suffered a concussion and had to undergo wrist surgery due to miscommunication with these four-legged friends.  I guess that’s…

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