Cuban problems

Proud to be Cuban-American! Proud to be of hispanic heritage and all…

But, please give me some VEGGIES!

Why don’t our parents and abuelos believe in vegetables? I tell abuela I want veggies and her response, “El sofrito tiene vegetales.” (“The seasoning base has vegetables.”) Since when has onions, peppers, and garlic satisfied a serving of vegetables?! Papas are also NOT vegetables. Every main dish is accompanied with a mountain of white rice, a plethora of black beans, and platanitos fritos or tostones. Don’t get me wrong, I know some of you are missing a meal of this description. But can we all agree that Cubans need to be introduced to a little thing called the food pyramid?


p.s. after writing a draft of this post, Pepe and I rushed to Sergio’s and consumed ↓

Masitas de puerco, arroz blanco, frijoes negros, tostones. Photo Credit: Jose F. Marina






For now, I’ll be here, on the shelf.



Croquetas are BOMB! But who has the best ones?

So Pepe and I LOVE croquetas! Honestly, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. For me, its about the gooey inside with the crunchy outside. I like to eat them one at a time but I make sure to savor every bite. Pepe likes to make a little sandwich with the galleticas. Image

What is your favorite Miami croqueta spot? La Carreta? Sergio’s? Versailles? We want to host a Croqueta Crawl. I want you all there in spirit so please send me the places you want me to stop at. We will make sure to document each place and rate each croqueta.  The hunt for the best croqueta ever is ON!

For now, I’ll be here, on the shelf.


Staying connected, near and far.


Amanda, Michele, Lauren, Magen, Tio, Natalie.

This is for you. Yes, all of you (even those not mentioned).

I hope to be able to update you all on my daily life as an unemployed individual (temporarily of course), life with Pep, and document my events and activities. Of course, I’m only a phone call or text message away and there is always Instagram. However, this is more personal and something I want to share with all of you.

For now, I’ll be here, on the shelf.

Love you all.