Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders

Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders

Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders Arañitas (ñ in Spanish is pronounced like the “nio” in onion in English.) They can also be called arepitas. These were a regular staple in our house growing up. Mainly, because we all loved them. No matter how...
Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes

Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes

Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes These were my favorites when I was a kid, along with fried yucca. They are sweet but not too much, and not like the Sweet potato fried that are now popular.     These are not Yams. They won’t work very well for...
Auyama – Calabaza – Squash

Auyama – Calabaza – Squash

Auyama – Calabaza – Squash Auyama  is a  yellow-green pumpkin with very deep yellow flesh, used extensively throughout the West Indies. It is  usually sold by the wedge. Use instead of potato or in soups. The flowers are also edible. Mexicans fix calabaza...
Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama

Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama

Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama This is a very easy recipe. My step daughter has loved this for years. I made it, at least once a week for her. Ingredients 2 1/4 pounds auyama 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, minced Around 2 tbsp olive oil Cilantro to taste...
Avocado – Aguacate

Avocado – Aguacate

Avocado – Aguacate Technically, the Avocado is a fruit. The fruit of a beautiful tree native to Central America. It comes in many shapes. The different variations have diverse skins and colors, ranging from the common avocado green to very dark purple, and from smooth...
Batata – Boniato – Sweet Potatoes

Batata – Boniato – Sweet Potatoes

Batata – Boniato – Sweet Potatoes Batata is originally from tropical America. The sweet potato should not be confused with sweet yams, since they are not even related. They are also not as sweet. There are two varieties, one which has yellowish meat and is the sweeter...