No other drink reminds me more of summer than caipirinha… or is more celebratory of The World Cup Brazil! With temperatures soaring, I told myself ...
I am crazy for black beans! And so are many friends of mine who ask me all the time how to make black beans. To take ...
Requeijão Cremoso… Yummmm! Just the thought of it makes my mouth water. If you’ve never given it a taste, you’ve just got to try it. Ah, ...
A Useful List of Brazilian Food Products with their American Substitutes is finally here, which hopefully will make life easier for many!!! Friends, bloggers, and followers all ...
Since so many people have expressed curiosity about Brazilian breakfast customs, instead of answering their questions individually it seemed fitting to write a post about ...
Ah, brigadeiro…What would my childhood — and adult life, too– have been without it? How to explain it to other mortals that so far haven’t had the ...
Are you a rib lover? So am I! I always welcome the sight of them with a smile… and these succulent Caipirinha Baby Back Ribs (Costelinha de Porco na Caipirinha) are no exception!!! For those who may not know, caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail made from lime, sugar, and cachaça (a distilled beverage similar to white rum). The preparation […]
Healthy Breakfast on the Go is the latest Brazilian thing! Just like Americans and many other people in the world, Brazilians are getting busier and busier. Many cannot afford to sit down and eat breakfast before heading off to work. Because of our crazy traffic, many have to leave home earlier and earlier. Our breakfast on the go is […]
Happy Chinese New Year!!!! This is just one way to thank my significant and growing number of Chinese and other Asian subscribers — as well as to make mention of a recent trend of Chinese immigration to Brazil (including to my home city, Recife). It is also my opportunity to wish all of you happiness, wealth, and longevity. And for this […]
Call me crazy, but even in these chilly temperatures I still enjoy a super-refreshing and quick Brazilian Limeade (or Limonada Suíça, literally translated as Swiss Lemonade). It is as good as having ice cream in the winter! Limes (with the peel on), water, sugar, and ice are thrown into a kitchen blender, and combined to […]
Valentine’s day is almost here! Who is going to be your Valentine? Mine are my hubby and children… who are craaaaazy for cupcakes. Since such a special occasion deserves an exquisite treat, then decadent and romantic Romeo and Juliet Cupcakes is what we will be having for this year. We are also celebrating our third blog anniversary on […]
Smoothies? These and fresh fruit juices are what we drink a lot of in Brazil, given its hot climate and natural abundance of a wide variety of fruits — some of which I bet you have never heard of! The nutritious and creamy Açaí Smoothie is one of the most popular nowadays. Smoothies are easy to make, […]
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all the opinions expressed here are honest and my own! Are you a sports fan? With the Super Bowl coming up, it is great to have some quick to prepare yet tasty finger foods at hand — especially for those […]
Howdy, y’all! After stuffing myself with rich holiday foods, my body has been asking for a break. Perhaps yours has, too! I thought our No Bake Tropical Energy Bars would be perfect for this. They are very quick to prepare, don’t require any baking as you can see, and are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants […]
Disclosure: 4 Bean appetizers is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Bush’s Cocina Latina™ and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions expressed here are honest and my own, as always. I have a smile on my face wider than a mile! I was chosen to host an event at my house for 5 bloggers, sponsored by Bush’s Cocina Latina™. […]
Do you have any special traditions centered around the arrival of the New Year? Well, Brazilians do — and some of them might make you scratch your head. To give you a glimpse of what you may encounter, I have listed 5 curious Brazilian New Year’s Eve Traditions… and 2 good luck cocktails as a bonus. Ready? Here we go: […]