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Natalie Rose
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Natalie Rose is a freelance food and travel writer, media producer and avid cook. The daughter of a Mexican-American mother and a Lebanese-American father, Natalie honed her palate tied to the apron strings of family members keen to pass along the strong culinary traditions of Mexico, Lebanon, and her native Arizona. She writes the food and travel blog Chocolate and Chiles. She resides in New York City and La Antigua, Guatemala, and spends her days dreaming up new adventures and delectable dishes to cook. Her mother says she was always a very good eater.

Breakfast Chilaquiles

Breakfast Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican egg dish with fried corn tortillas and salsa. Add onions, crema, a squeeze of lime juice and wash it down with a michelada.…

Guatemalan Red Beans with Chorizo

Guatemalan Red Beans with Chorizo

With eggs, as a nacho topping, or in a fresh tortilla: Guatemalan red beans with chorizo.…

Guatemalan Caldo de Pollo

Guatemalan Caldo de Pollo

This unfussy rustic soup is full of authentic Guatemalan ingredients like güicoy and güisquil.…

Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Spiced Butter

Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Spiced Butter

Try this elaborate egg dish that bakes in the oven so everyone's brunch is ready at the same time.…

Chicken and Rice Stew

Chicken and Rice Stew

Mint adds brightness to an otherwise earthy stew for a meal that's hearty and filling but still fresh tasting.…

Plokkfiskur: Icelandic Fish Stew

Plokkfiskur: Icelandic Fish Stew

Nordic cuisine prioritizes fresh and local ingredients and this Icelandic stew is great backdrop for showcasing well-sourced seafood.…

Kale Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Toasted Quinoia

Kale Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Toasted Quinoia

You can top this salad with chicken, chickpeas or some other protein to make a meal out of it. …

Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Chickpeas

Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Chickpeas

Everything about this salad is hot weather-friendly. All of the ingredients are ready to use – no prepping, washing or cooking required. …

Flavor Bomb Greens and Noodles

Flavor Bomb Greens and Noodles

Rice noodles are an easy and inexpensive base for a wide array of flavors. Mixed with fresh finds from a farmers market, they make a great portable lunch.…