Team Blog

Team Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here, you’ll meet the team members behind Qué Rica Vida as we each share our own unique passions for food and Latin culture. These are our own individual thoughts, and we would love your comments and feedback. We’re excited to celebrate lo Rico de la Vida with you!

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Green Bean and Potato Salad

It’s somehow already August and Minnesota’s farmers have lots to offer us!  Each week at the market there are new fruits and vegetables to look through and experiment with.   But as much as I love buying new produce and learning how to prepare it, there’s something comforting about the classics.  Here’s a salad that’s perfect [...]

Sopa de Pollo

Una Reconfortante Sopa de Pollo

Me encantan las sopas en general, pero la sopa de pollo tiene un significado muy especial porque me trae muchos recuerdos de mi niñez. Desde que era pequeña mi mamá siempre me preparaba ricas sopitas de pollo cuando yo estaba enferma o un poco triste, y aunque parezca increíble, la verdad es que siempre me [...]

Vegetales y Frutas

Vegetales y Frutas: Del Odio al Amor

Si hay algo que todo el mundo sabe de mi es el hecho de que odio los vegetales. Aunque sé que éstos son importantes para una dieta saludable, simplemente no los puedo comer porque no me agrada su sabor. Muchos familiares y amigos han tratado de buscar formas “creativas” de hacerme comer vegetales pero no [...]

Peeled Avocados

Fresh Guacamole

I love guacamole. Sometimes I plan meals around guacamole – making things that will go with it. And sometimes guacamole is the meal. Last night was one of those nights. Below is my recipe. Ingredients – 5 large ripe avocados – 1/2-1 lime, juice freshly squeezed – 2 cloves garlic – Cilantro to taste (I like [...]

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

The Qué Rica Vida family is a pretty tight one (as work-families go) so we make it a point to celebrate everyone’s birthdays. There’s something special about setting aside time in our busy days to just hang out with each other, get to know the birthday boy or girl, and enjoy some tasty treats. We [...]

¡Aprendiendo a cocinar comida thai en Bangkok!

¡Aprendiendo a Cocinar Comida Thai en Bangkok!

Como buena Latina, soy muy pegada a mi mamá. Ella vive en Guatemala, pero nos hablamos prácticamente todos los días por teléfono y tratamos de vernos por lo menos una vez al año, ya sea en Guatemala, acá en los EE.UU. o en algún viaje al extranjero. Así que hace poco planeamos un viaje a [...]

Zingermans Brownie

Happy Zingerman’s Day to Me!

Happy Zingerman’s Day to me, Happy Zingerman’s Day to me, Happy Zing-I mean Mother’s Day to me-ee, Happy Mother’s Day to me. Every year I ask for the same thing: Zingerman’s Mail Order delectables. Yum! This year, I carefully placed the Zingerman’s Mail Order catalogue on my husband’s nightstand, open to the page that displays [...]

Orange and Avocado Salad

A Taste of Summer

To say that it has been a long winter in Minneapolis would be an understatement. After 3 winter storms in the month of April, there are finally some 70-degree days in sight in the forecast. The warmer weather has put me in the mood for more summery food, and I can’t think of a better [...]

Coconut cilantro chicken, yellow rice with black beans, and salad

The Beauty of a Well-Stocked Pantry

Mother Nature is playing a cruel, cruel joke on us Minnesotans. It’s the end of April, there’s still snow on the ground, and the weather forecast frequently includes a “wintry mix”, which is my least favorite type of precipitation.When the weather has me down I hibernate. Case in point, last Sunday was horribly dreary so [...]

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Fusión de Culturas: Fufú de Plátano

Una de mis experiencias favoritas de vivir en el Caribe es la fusión de culturas. En Puerto Rico específicamente puedes encontrar la cultura indígena, española, africana y americana.