Puerto Rican Pumpkin Fritters aka “Barriguitas de Viejas” or Tortitas de Calabaza means Old Lady Bellies. These pumpkin fritters are easy to make and so delicious. They are crispy on the outside but airy and soft on the inside.
This Puerto Rican Chorizo Soup is my meatless version of the traditional recipe. This hearty soup is the perfect comfort food for cold and rainy days. Great for fall and winter!
In Puerto Rico, chorizo soup is a Spanish colonial legacy. Have you tried chorizo? Chorizo is a type of pork sausage that is popular in Spanish cuisine. It is made from pork, paprika, and other spices, and is typically cured and smoked.
Puerto Rican Vegan Sancocho is a one-pot recipe, easy to make, and filled with Caribbean flavors. A vegan version of the traditional stew that is common in Latin American Cuisine.
Firstly, let’s talk about the word sancocho. The word comes from the Spanish verb sancochar (meaning “to parboil” in English), and it’s a traditional stew very common in Latin American countries, like the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. It originated in the Spanish Canary Islands as a fish-stew soup. Canary islanders who immigrated to Latin America brought sancocho to Latin America.
Puerto Rican Tembleque – Coconut Pudding is a coconut dessert pudding from Puerto Rico. This creamy dessert is one of the most popular desserts in Puerto Rican cuisine.
The traditional tembleque recipe is naturally vegan-friendly. Tembleque is mostly served during the holidays. Although, you can find it around restaurants year around. There are a few variations of tembleque flavors. But my favorite is the traditional recipe.
This is my version of Coquito Tres Leches. I’ve been making this recipe for a very long time. It was my clients’ favorite recipe when I had my home-based bakery in Kentucky. Although sharing my delicious Coquito Tres Leches recipe wasn’t on my list, because it is my classic cake recipe. Some of my clients in Kentucky are missing having this cake during their holiday feast, so I decided to share it. Plus, sharing is caring! You can make this cake vegan very easily. Read the recipe notes for vegan replacements. As I always mention, feel free to replace any ingredient. If you want to use this cake as a basic cake just replace the coquito with your choice of milk.