{Easy Recipe} Puerto Rican Styled Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

A huge thanks goes out to Jai from Mami's Time Out for giving me that extra push to post more on the blog! Go check out her fabulous blog on the link. I can honestly say that I am overly obsessed with cooking shows. Whether it's from the Cooking Channel, Food Network or even YouTube, I can watch food shows all day, everyday. I love to watch people cook. It relaxes me and it justs puts me in a zen mood.  I even have a few chefs that I can watch all day long too. They include: Bobby Flay, Giada … [Read more...]

{Giveaway} Outback Steakhouse is Now Open in The Bronx at Baychester Ave!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. Outback Steakhouse® made its debut at its newest restaurant in the Bronx, opening its doors at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 28. To show its support of the local community, the new location hosted a Give Back event on Monday, October 5, in which a portion of the day’s sales benefited Harry S Truman High School. The new restaurant will be the newest addition to The Mall at Bay Plaza and the first in the area to feature a new “Modern … [Read more...]

{Easy Recipe} Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill

My husband and I discovered Bonefish Grill a few months ago after I received a gift card from one of the PR agencies I did work for.  After our first visit, we were hooked! The ambiance, the food (OMG - the Bang Bang Shrimp was our favorite!), the wine and the service. Everything was spot-on! We've visited twice after and we can't wait to visit again real soon. In the mean time, while we wait for our next date night, I decided to look for a copycat recipe online and boy did I find a … [Read more...]

{Recipe} Celebrate Easter with Chex Cereal! #ChexMagic

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Thank you for supporting New York Chica Easter is a couple of days away and I've been scrambling to figure out what our Easter meal will be.  My husband wanted something different like a stuffed pork loin or a casserole of some sort. I think I'm going towards a more traditional Puerto Rican menu this year. Simple and delicious. I was thinking some deviled eggs for an appetizer, roast pork (pernil), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) and potato … [Read more...]

{Easy Recipe} How to Make Yummy Gluten-Free Pancakes

I'm still trying to get used to the texture of anything gluten-free. If you're a bread and pasta type of person (I'm more of a bread person!), you know the texture I'm talking about. Gluten is a wonderful thing. It keeps breads soft and helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. I was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2006 -- a year after I had my daughter. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones … [Read more...]

Shout-Out Sunday: Foodie Edition. Plus, a Sweet Christmas Recipe

Hello everyone! You know I can't remember the last time I posted a Shout-out Sunday. Do you? It was one of my favorite posts to do.  I'm hoping I can keep up with the Shout-out Sunday every week! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me! During the holidays, I tend to cook A LOT like so many other people.  I love to make traditional Puerto Rican foods such as arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), pernil (pork roast), Flan (caramel custard) and Coquito (Puerto Rican … [Read more...]

Easy Recipe & a $100 Giveaway: Let Boston Market Cater Your Family Meal This Holiday Season #HolidayExperts

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Boston Market.  All opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting New York Chica. Did you know that Boston Market served more than 1 million people last Thanksgiving, and expect to serve more than 1 million again this year? That's right folks, many families are opting out of cooking and letting Boston Market cater their family meal this holiday season. If you're planning on cooking a feast for your family like I am and forget … [Read more...]

{Easy Recipe} Puerto Rican Turkey Hash

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I posted one of my recipes here on the blog so here it goes.  It's a good one people! ;) Today I had planned on making a pasta dish with ground turkey but as soon as I got home, I really didn't feel like eating anything with pasta.  Instead, I came home wanting a delicious plate of rice and beans with a good seasoned meat dish but all I had on hand was a pound of ground turkey. I asked myself, "What can I make with ground turkey that would go well … [Read more...]

10 Golden Rules for a Better Body This Summer. Plus, A Tropical Honey-Coconut Smoothie Recipe!

Ever since I resigned from my old job, I've felt 100 times better. I lost 20 pounds. My thyroid levels are stable (I have Hyperthyroidism). My attitude on life is beyond anything I've ever felt before.  I'm more of a Positive Polly than a Negative Nelly these days and I love it! My health has improved so much over the last 7 months, even my doctor is amazed. She stated my job was way too toxic. I wholeheartedly agreed with her. And that's why I left. For some strange reason, I can't … [Read more...]

Easy Recipe: 5-Ingredient Baked Garlic Chicken

Whenever I cook savory dishes, the one ingredient I always use is fresh garlic. And I'm not talking about jarred minced garlic or garlic paste that comes in a tube. I'm talking about fresh, whole garlic cloves. It's the one ingredient I can't live without. And when I tell you I add it to every single savory dish, I REALLY do. I add garlic to beans, rice, meats, fish, potatoes - the list can literally go on and on. It makes the food come alive. It make your taste buds happy. This easy recipe is … [Read more...]