Author: Mirian Silva

Sundays

#4 Sundays… Made For Discoveries

I find such comfort with simple things that were once part of my childhood.  Thirty years ago, Brazilians products in the U.S. was non-existence, so to find Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) at your regular grocery store, was not only exciting, but also shows how much more diverse we've become. I plan to write a recipe soon,  but for now…read more
Aperitifs

Cucumber Pineapple Mojto

Summer is in, temperature is in all time high (120s) and I miss Miami.  They said that cucumber has cooling properties. Since  I needed to cool off from all this heat and save on my energy bill, I decided to take the theory to heart and mix cucumber, vodka and pineapples, thus,  creating my own version of a mojito. The only time…read more
Food

Pasta Carbonara – My Version

Bacon!!!!!!!  Pasta!!!!! Butter!!!!.....I need a moment. Whenever a make this dish, I can eat the entire thing by myself. The more I eat, the more I want.  Oh the joy! I love pasta!  Specially the ones made without ragu. I grew up eating aioli pasta which was made with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.  My grandpa knew how…read more
Food

Indian Cuisine

Did I ever mention that Indian food has a very special place in my heart? It.has.a.special.place.in.my.heart! :) (Bollywood music in the background) I discovered Indian cuisine a decade ago while working alongside some food enthusiasts. They would drag me to every new ethnic restaurant in town.  One following week, we hit an Indian buffet and I kept hitting it week…read more
Food

Brazilian Style Hot Dogs

The 4th of July holiday is this week and the amount of hot dog variations seen on IG are amazing.  The funny thing about me and hot dogs is that I only crave it if I see it.  Needless to say, after seeing all these photos of the wieners, I had to share my Brazilian version. Hot dogs are both street…read more
Deserts

Brazilian Style Carrot Muffins

My mama would be sooooo proud of me right now.  I've found a way to ingest carrots...and I like it. I grew up hating carrots.  Raw, cooked, juiced...you name it, I hated it.  If I saw them on my plate mixed with other foods, I would pick them out. When my mom cooked a dish with carrots, she would make a non-carrot…read more