904, 2018

Eggplant Salad / Salada de Berinjela

Today's recipe is from a cooking workshop on our Latino roots I presented this past Sunday as part of Cocinando con Arte/ Cooking With Art project. Our focus on the workshop was to share some healthy recipes but yet traditional to our country and/or family. I chose to present the recipe of an Eggplant Salad for a few reasons. First, it's versatile, it can be eaten by itself, as a side in barbecues or as bruschetta for example. Second, it reminds me of my sister Ligia since she used to make this recipe on special occasions. Although, I made some [...]

2509, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes / Tomates Verdes Fritos

For the second year in a row I set up a garden together with my neighbors, but due to the all the rain we got in June and some other pests, our tomatoes did not produce much. I still have some green tomatoes in the garden, so I decided to make a recipe that I tried for the first time last year and I really enjoyed it. The original recipe asked to use eggs to bread the tomatoes, but for some time now I’ve been using cold water to replace eggs in breaded recipes (including coxinha), the secret is to [...]

1109, 2017

Beet Salad / Salada de Beterraba

It’s beets season! I love beets! I did not know canned beets existed until I moved to the US. I still remember the day I tried to make this salad with canned beets…needless to say that the result was not the same, so for this recipe, you must use fresh beets. This salad is one of my favorite salads to make, since it uses only a few ingredients and if you have the beets ready to go, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to prepare it. Ah! It will hold for a few days in the fridge. Ingredients 3 Fresh [...]

3108, 2017

Black Eyed Peas Salad (Salada de Feijão Fradinho)

My first recipe! I love this recipe, very versatile and it can be used in many different ways. For example, only this year I’ve prepared for several different events, back in July 2016, I taught a hands on workshop at the Carnegie Library in Oakland and this salad was one of the recipes for the evening. Explore your creativity and play with the ingredients a little! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup of dried black eyed peas (it makes 3 cups of cooked beans) 2 tomatoes (small) 2 cucumber 1 green or colored pepper 1 bunch of cilantro 1 small onion Salt [...]

2308, 2017

Keyla, what’s cooking?

Welcome! For a while, I have been considering the option of creating a food blog, but I wasn’t sure if I should do it or not. So, I decided that this will be the best place for me to share some recipes, give some tips, talk a little bit about  food its influences, memories, and stories. Bom apetite! Para a versão em português, clique  aqui.