(COSTA RICA EXTRA) Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are the main ingredient for this nutritious, wholesome snack! Like most legumes, chickpeas have long been renowned for their fiber content, and they also make a great vegan protein source. They are a staple in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, and for good...
For some reason, waffles always remind me of vacation. Maybe it’s because I associate them with hotels where you can make your own waffles for breakfast. So when I make them at home, it always feels like a special occasion. These waffles would be perfect for a holiday or celebration,...
There are endless ways to make potatoes delicious. Mashed. Fried. Totted. Pretty much any recipe featuring our favorite spud is a winner. But if you haven’t smashed your potatoes — think Benny and Joon, minus the tennis racket — you haven’t tasted a truly phenomenal potato. And everyone deserves...
While the expertly prepared seafood platters at Costa Rica’s upscale resorts will satisfy your appetite for fish, it’s the freshly caught selections seasoned and served by chefs who source their own fish that have taken Costa Rica’s seafood scene by storm. At Product C in San Jose, a Canadian chef...
Photos by Ariana Crespo COSTA RICA EXTRA ( by Roberto Acuna, Vozdeguanacaste.com) – For many, eating roasted chicken might be a very simple, everyday thing. However, the new restaurant Macho could change that concept. Located where Pacifico Azul used to be in Playa Guiones, the first thing Macho has going for...
There are many foods that you can eat each day to burn calories and lose weight. The great news is that these foods are super delicious and they boast amazing health benefits. Try adding several of these foods into your daily or weekly diet and don’t forget to exercise regularly. This...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – From your fridge to your table. Quick and Easy – Everyone will eat this… Cooking time: 30 minutes +/- Recipe makes: 4 Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon olive oil additional herbs and spices, as desired (optional) to add some zing: 1 tsp crushed...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Since last November an Escazú restaurant offers a new option in the healthy foods market. RAW Company serves up “raw food”, prepared with fresh ingredients, which have not gone through the cooking process or whose temperature does not exceed 45 degrees Celsius to avoid their nutrients...
This delicious Harscha (semolina cookies) — perfect served with Moroccan mint tea is from Bahija, a chef in Morocco, loves to surprise us with new things! She’s always pulling new recipes from her repertoire and sharing her secrets. Ingredients: 1 lemon to zest 500 grams fine semolina flour 180 grams white flour ¾ cup vegetable...
COSTARICA EXTRA – What a great idea to take the flavours of the margherita pizza (tomato sauce, cheese and fresh basil) and apply it to pasta. What a great idea to take the flavours of the margherita pizza (tomato sauce, cheese and fresh basil) and apply it to pasta. Bocconcini...
The delicious Ensalada Rusa, a common element of a Costa Rican casado, waiting for its dressing. COSTA RICA EXTRA (NRToday.com) Traveling has given me an appreciation – and healthy respect – for ethnic foods of all kinds. My husband, Nick, and I first discovered this tasty dish while he was studying...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Just discovered this new bread place/eatery that is a must try, Mocapan. Located in Escazú, across east of La Paco (across from the home of the US ambassador), Katrin and her husband Simon bring a taste of Germany to Costa Rica. In fact, their slogan “From...
No ceviche is complete without the Pozuelo soda crackers. COSTA RICA EXTRA – Ceviche (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a seafood dish popular in the regions of Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – For almost all Costa Rican families a Christmas season without tamales is just not complete. This delicious typical dish–prepared almost exclusively in December to eat during the year-end parties and celebrations–comes from a millennial tradition. Tamales in Costa Rica vary according to region and season. Most...
Photo by Dino Pacino COSTA RICA EXTRA  by Ariana Crespo, Vozdeguanacaste – Don’t worry if you can’t find the delicious seafood made by Carlos Sibaja and his wife Melisa at Pacifico Azul. As of November, the restaurant will move to The Gilded Iguana Hotel, along the path in front. The restaurant...