Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup Grilled cheese and tomato soup has long been one of my favorite meals. It is the essence of comfort food for me. And, yes, usually I’ve eaten canned or packaged soup. But homemade tomato soup is so easy and delicious. So I decided to make my own. Canned soup can’t touch this. It’s…

Picadillo de Chayote

Picadillo de Chayote Picadillo is a very common Latin dish and is made a seemingly infinite number of ways. It’s basically the Latin food equivalent of hash. Picadillo is made with a mixture of diced vegetables and often meat, such as ground or shredded beef. But, it can also be a vegetarian/vegan dish when made…

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto Gallo Pinto is probably the most ubiquitous dish in Costa Rica. This deceptively simple dish of rice and beans is surprisingly delicious and a hearty mainstay for much of Central America. It was one of the first things that we were served when we arrived in Costa Rica. Our first breakfast here was…