Rican Vegan sorullitos corn fritters
Appetizers

Puerto Rican Sorullitos Veganized

Yum Sorullitos are Puerto Rican corn fritters that are enjoyed as an appetizer or snack and are very similar to hush puppies.  You can eat them with or without a cheese filling.  They are traditionally made by creating a thick batter out of cornmeal, sugar, butter and water then shaping small amounts of the batter into finger shapes.  The corn sticks are then fried in oil resulting in a crispy fritter.  I wanted to take these traditionally fried fritters and bake them to make them healthier and to see if they will still come out crispy without the need for […Read More]

Rican Vegan Yuca and Black Bean Chili Plantain Cups
Appetizers

How To Make An Outstanding Appetizer Made Out of Plantains

Yum Growing up in a Puerto Rican family, plantains aka plátanos were the go to side dish that accompanied most meals. Plantains are bananas that contain more starch than the typical yellow bananas you may eat with breakfast and must be eaten cooked. They are longer in size and have a tough peel that you cannot remove by hand unless you have superhuman strength. Plantains are typically used in many Latin and Caribbean dishes. The only way I ever knew how to cook plantains was to fry them in oil because that’s the way my family made them. It wasn’t […Read More]

Rican Vegan Mushroom Sliders with Sauteed Onions
Appetizers

How To Make Healthy Sliders For Game Day

Yum Who doesn’t love eating appetizers ? I sure do! Get togethers are my favorite since it gives me a chance to try out new appetizer recipes. It’s not like I can’t make appetizers on a regular day because I can. It’s just that at a get together, I can get my friends and family to help me eat the appetizers so I don’t overeat or have any leftovers that can tempt me to eat more later on. Whether it’s getting together to watch a sporting event on TV or to celebrate a birthday, you want to have some appetizers on […Read More]