Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Habichuelas Guisadas is an easy and quick meal to make! It involves a few staple spices such as: Adobo, Sofrito and Sazon. You can eat this as a side with Spanish white rice and chicken or pork chops, you can even add canned salchichas (sausages) and they are great as an addition!  Ingredients: 2 packets of Sazon 1.5 tbsp of Adobo 1 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 8oz can of Goya Tomato Sauce 2 tbsp Sofrito 2 tbsp EVOO 5 potatoes peeled and chopped 1 can of red beans Directions: Heat your EVOO in a large pot, … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Red Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Do’s and Don’ts of Potty Training A Toddler

Potty training, oh the fun has begun! This task may seem simple but when it comes down to teaching a tiny human how and when to use the bathroom, it can get tricky, sticky, and downright messy. At what age did you start potty training your child? Was it an easy task or was it daunting? Did you read the books, or practice the 3 day rule? I began potty training my toddler at 2.5 years old and although we still use a pull-up from time-to-time at night, we’re almost at the finish line! There are quite a few concepts … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Potty Training A Toddler

Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)

Rice and beans! Who doesn’t love a delicious plate of authentic arroz con gandules? What I love the most is how simple this rice dish is but the intensity of the flavors! You can add olives, pimentos, and even diced ham.  Ingredients: 1 can of pigeon peas (partially drained) 3 bay leaves 3 tbsp sofrito 1 packet Sazon 3 tbsp EVOO 3 cups white rice 1 4oz can of tomato sauce 1 tbsp adobo 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 packet of ham flavoring or diced ham 4 cups hot … Continue reading Puerto-Rican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Gandules)

Happy Six Months, Katya!

It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!

Classic Blue is The New Cool Hue in 2020

You can expect to see a lot of blue in 2020. Pantone unveiled that Classic Blue is the color for the year! Have we come full circle? Blue was chosen in the year of 1999 as well. Why did Pantone choose this shade of blue? According to Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of Pantone Color Institute and the individual who chooses the color of the year, “it’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next.” I suppose with all the tension in the world today, it makes sense. We’re all wondering what’s going to happen next, especially in the … Continue reading Classic Blue is The New Cool Hue in 2020