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Rochelle Ramos
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Rochelle is an Americana cooking, eating, photographing and writing in Portugal. She has a love for real food and learning to make it from scratch. As a new expat, she is slowly learning to speak the language and will soon be able to order more than just a café and pastel de nata from the local pastelaria.

Baked Brie with Figs

Baked Brie with Figs

You don't really need a recipe to make this tantalizing appetizer, you just needed someone to put the mouther-watering idea in your head.…

Apple Scones

Apple Scones

Try these sweet, seasonal treats for a grab-and-go breakfast that will brighten your morning.…

Bolos de Arroz: Portuguese Rice Cakes

Bolos de Arroz: Portuguese Rice Cakes

These sweet, dense muffin-like treats are nothing like the flavorless, cardboard-y rice cakes found in grocery stores here in the States.…

Portuguese Steak and Eggs

Portuguese Steak and Eggs

The Portuguese version of steak and eggs, called bitoque con molho, isn't eaten for breakfast -- which means you can serve French fries alongside it.…

Carne de Porco à Alentejana

Carne de Porco à Alentejana

This is a heavy Portuguese dish for lazy weekends when you have the whole day to dedicate to cooking and eating.…

Chocolate and Vanilla Mini Donut “Cake”

Chocolate and Vanilla Mini Donut “Cake”

This isn't really a cake, but some occasions call for stacking your multi-flavored donuts and topping them with all the fixings. …

Tomato Gaspacho Consommé

Tomato Gaspacho Consommé

This cool summer soup is a veritable celebration of tomatoes for true fans of the garden goodie.…

Zucchini Blossoms filled with Radish and Herb Cream Cheese

Zucchini Blossoms filled with Radish and Herb Cream Cheese

Serve these crispy blossoms alongside a fresh garden salad, fresh fish or just by themselves.…

Strawberries and Mint

Strawberries and Mint

Just add a little sugar to pull out the juices, and a little mint to make it refreshing on a hot day. Simple, easy, and naturally delicious.…

Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Toasting the spices for this recipe wasn't hard at all, just watch them, about 5 minutes tops and they are done. They also make your house smell wonderful.…

Sapateira Recheada – Portuguese Stuffed Crab

Sapateira Recheada – Portuguese Stuffed Crab

Imagine sweet delicate crab meat mixed in a cool creamy sauce with hints of briny tangy flavor. It tastes like it belongs ocean side during the summer.…

Reduced Sugar Apple Butter

Reduced Sugar Apple Butter

When the apple butter is done, try some on a bit of toasted bread before you store it in the freezer. Warm apple butter on toast is wonderful.…

Bifanas – Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

Bifanas – Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

Four garlic cloves and two tablespoons salt, a mound of paprika, and 3 tablespoons of chili paste mixed together makes this taste delish.…

Kiwi Infused Pork Ravioli

Kiwi Infused Pork Ravioli

What do you do when you find out that you're chosen to take this beautifully sweet fruit and turn it into an entree?…

Eggs Royale

Eggs Royale

Adding the smoked salmon turns this Eggs Benedict dish into the wonderfully decadent Eggs Royale.…

Clementine Biscotti with Pomegranate Syrup

Clementine Biscotti with Pomegranate Syrup

Bright clementine zest and warm cinnamon, sweetened with pomegranate syrup in a delightful biscotti.…

Ham and Fig Stuffed Mushrooms

Ham and Fig Stuffed Mushrooms

Hints of sweet, salty and creamy all stuffed into one delicious mushroom. So perfect.…

Perfect Deviled Eggs

Perfect Deviled Eggs

Rochelle Ramos shares with us the secret of making perfect deviled eggs.…

Decadent Mornings – Eggs Royale Recipe

Decadent Mornings – Eggs Royale Recipe

Tomorrow morning, why not turn the amazing Eggs Benedict into an equally amazing Eggs Royale. …

Portuguese Rice with Turnip Greens – Arroz de Grelos

Portuguese Rice with Turnip Greens – Arroz de Grelos

This Portuguese version of a risotto has hints of bitter from the turnip greens and sour from the vinegar.…

Greek Inspiration – Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki

Greek Inspiration – Chicken Burgers with Tzatziki

The flavors of Greece in a burger, slathered with healthy refreshing tzatziki sauce.…

Orange Brownies Drizzled with Orange Caramel

Orange Brownies Drizzled with Orange Caramel

Decadent orange brownies with creamy sweet orange caramel drizzled on top.…

Carapau – Grilled Portuguese Mackerel

Carapau – Grilled Portuguese Mackerel

Portuguese grilling is pretty easy. All that's needed is a sprinkling of salt and some olive oil before slapping a good fish on a hot grill.…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Bites

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Bites

This quick recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread Bites is one that should grace every kitchen. …

Perfect Summer Dish – Grilled Cuttlefish

Perfect Summer Dish – Grilled Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish - simply, but deliciously, prepared to throw on a hot grill. A perfect summer dish. …

Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

Candied orange peel dipped in orange flavored chocolate. Looks and tastes great.…

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes

Strawberry and Banana Silver Dollar Pancakes

Light, fluffy and healthy silver dollar pancakes topped with homemade strawberry syrup and slices of banana.…

Peas and Eggs – Ervilhas com Ovos Escalfados

Peas and Eggs – Ervilhas com Ovos Escalfados

Rochelle Ramos serves up some Portuguese comfort food of smokey sausage, spring peas and eggs.…

Chocolate Crepes Oozing with Mint Whipped Cream

Chocolate Crepes Oozing with Mint Whipped Cream

An elegantly simple dessert of chocolate crepes wrapped around minty whipped cream.…

Oil and Whiskey Preserved Piri Piri Peppers

Oil and Whiskey Preserved Piri Piri Peppers

A simple way to preserve dried little fiery piri piri peppers using oil and whiskey. …

Queijadas, Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts

Queijadas, Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts

Queijadas is Rochelle Ramos' favorite Portugese way to accessorize an espresso.…

Oven Roasted Bacalhau with Lemon

Oven Roasted Bacalhau with Lemon

An easy and healthy roasted Portuguese salted cod with a clean lemony flavor.…