sofrito | identity no. 2

When I meet new people, or when strangers decide to ask me personal questions like “what are you”—yes, that’s a real question I have been asked many times—my ethnicity isn’t usually obvious.

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gluten-free fruit focaccia

I had seen this beautiful post on King Arthur’s Instagram a few weeks back, not knowing from the picture that it was gluten-free! The original recipe, below, is from a wonderful Spanish chef and blogger, author of Cannelle et Vanille.

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Detox Pho

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup of broth (beef or chicken), noodles, meat, and herbs. The flavor is recognizably distinct, yet hard to place. I would never have known that the flavors I’ve tasted before come from cinnamon and cloves!

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apricot and olive oil cake

Moment of truth: I’m not a huge cake eater or sweets eater in general, but I do love to make cakes! I even love making my own birthday cake, if only so the people I love can enjoy it. So thank you Rebekah for visiting and giving me an excuse to try something yummy for you!

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arroz con pollo

Mofongo is basically smashed fried plantains, garlic, and pork rinds in a pilon (mortar and pestle) that you use as a vessel to either stuff or top with delicious meat or seafood of your choice.

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black beans and rice

One summer when I was staying with my grandparents in PR, my Abuela bought me a bag of Tostitos chips when I asked for them, not knowing what I actually wanted were tostones. It’s been a joke ever since.

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