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Rio Olympics 2016!

Leticia brought home her own two Gold Medals!  Watch here segment with Natalie Morales, Al Rocker and Billy Bush.

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Rio Olympics 2016!

Leticia brought home her own two Gold Medals! Watch here segment with Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb, and Natalie Morales.

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Joyful Occasion

Joyful Occasion

May, 1, 2017.

Last spring my daughter Bianca Laila had her Bat Mitzvah party. Between choosing dresses, buying make up, and bedazzling shoes, it was one of the(…)

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Brazilian Haroset for Passover

Brazilian Haroset for Passover

April, 5, 2017.

  Every time I make Jewish food for the Holidays, I think of my Tia (aunt) Sarita who immigrated from Tangier, Morocco to Rio de(…)

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Dulce de Leche and Coconut Roulade

Dulce de Leche and Coconut Roulade

September, 22, 2016.

Dulce de Leche is present in all of cuisines of Latin America. From Chile to Venezuela, Argentina to Brazil. In fact, there is an unofficial(…)

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Step by Step Chicken-Stuffed Beef Roulade

Step by Step Chicken-Stuffed Beef Roulade

September, 15, 2016.

  Meat stuffed with chicken, a specialty from Goias. Wait. What? At first, it seems like an odd combination but when you taste, you’ll love(…)

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Asparagus with Shallot and Parsley Sauce

Asparagus with Shallot and Parsley Sauce

September, 7, 2016.

   Simple recipe to take advantage of the last days of summer! Treat asparagus like flowers, and keep them in a vase under water, covered(…)

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Cashew Fruit Sorbet

Cashew Fruit Sorbet

August, 25, 2016.

Don’t think that cashew is too exotic of a fruit. Buying the frozen pulp is as easy as any other frozen pulp and making this(…)

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Fruit Salad! Yummy Yummy!

Fruit Salad! Yummy Yummy!

August, 18, 2016.

Inspired by this very photo, from the beach sands of Buzios in Rio de Janeiro, here is a fruit salad that easy as 1-2-3!  (…)

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Cheese Empanada

Cheese Empanada

August, 11, 2016.

  Or as we say it in Portuguese: Empadinha de Queijo. It’s really a single crusted mini quiche called empada. You can play with the cheese. Be(…)

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Chocolate Cupuacú Pudding

Chocolate Cupuacú Pudding

August, 4, 2016.

Cupuaçu is a fruit that grows in the Amazon and is in the same family as the cacao. The pulp is removed from the seeds(…)

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Countdown to the Rio Olympics!

Countdown to the Rio Olympics!

July, 28, 2016.

Bolinho de Bacalhau  Cod Fritters   Inspired by the foods, tables and smiles of Chico & Alaide, a tapas restaurant in Rio de Janeiro located(…)

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