Denisse Icaza, Author at Que Rica Vida
Denisse Icaza

Denisse Icaza

I’m Denisse, and I was born in Ecuador, but have lived in the United States since I was 14. I have learned to combine cultures in order to create unique flavors that appeal to my kids and grown-ups, too! As the mom of three young children, I am always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen, while preparing healthy but flavorful meals for my family. I strongly believe that love is the secret cooking ingredient that should never be left out. Visit my blog to learn more about me.
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Posted on August 10, 2013

Fruit and Kale Smoothie

I’ve always loved smoothies. As a little girl, I used to love my mom’s quick breakfast because it included a banana smoothie and a cheese sandwich. As I grew older, I’ve been adding to her classic by including other fruits,

Cómo Cultivar Hierbas En Casa
Posted on June 16, 2013

Grown Your Own Herbs at Home

The high cost of fresh herbs has led many of us to think about growing them at home.

Cómo Conservar Las Hierbas Y Especias
Posted on June 16, 2013

Useful Tips to Keep Your Herbs Fresh

Aromatic herbs like basil, culantro, thyme, rosemary, or parsley give our food a unique flavor and a burst of freshness, especially when they have been properly conserved.

Posted on May 30, 2013

Seared Steak with Avocados over Tallarín Verde

Every winter I stare at my little basil plant, and pine away for the the warm months when it will grow its fragrant and beautiful leaves. Well, spring is officially here, and my basil plant is thriving! I´m already dreaming

Posted on March 14, 2013


For me, food represents a great connection to my childhood. For several years, I kept the memories of the traditional fanesca soup my mom made on Good Friday because when I tasted her recipe I felt like going back to

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