Oswald Rivera

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PORTOBELLOS AND POTATOES

I love meaty portobello mushrooms. Yet, to my experience, the basic portobello rendering is as in hamburgers, using the mushroom instead of hamburger meat.  Yes, nestled between a bun, or two slices of bread, or even a muffin, it is a satisfying meal. … Read more...

PESTO EGGPLANT

Even towards the end of summer, there’s lots of fresh basil around in every farmer’s market and greengrocer. Naturally, this brings pesto to mind. It happens we also had this beautiful eggplant fresh from a garden. So I got the bright idea of creating a Pesto Eggplant recipe.… Read more...

MAX’S TOFU

I’m always on the lookout for a good tofu dish. This one is from Max, an old friend of ours. He, like I, is a fan of tofu, and this is his go-to recipe. What’s interesting about it is that it calls for nutritional yeast.… Read more...

ASIAN COLLARD GREENS

We’re doing vegetarian today. And it came about due to experimentation. I’ve long been a fan of collard greens, ever since I discovered them during my young manhood in the South. Collard greens always remind me, in a way, of bok choy, the archetypical Chinese vegetable.… Read more...

CRABMEAT POMODORO

This is one of those recipes that’s created at the spur of the moment. You look and see what you have in the fridge and cupboard, and create something—and give it a fancy name. Like “pomodoro.” Which, in Italian, simply means “tomato.” Nevertheless, some of the best meals are created this way.… Read more...

CINNAMON-APPLE PORK CHOPS

I tend to believe that this recipe is either Turkish or Middle eastern in origin. It’s pork chops cooked with a mix of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Yes, apples. It gives the lowly pork chop a new and piquant flavor.… Read more...

AVOCADO SALAD

Mid-summer, and it’s still hot in most places. And, of course, global warming isn’t helping any. For days like these, here’s a recipe that was a favorite in our family back on the block. The recipe is easy, quick and delicious; and it’s appropriate now that good, ripe avocados are still in season.… Read more...

CREAMED SPINACH WITH SUMMER SQUASH

I’ve always like spinach, even when I was a young ‘un. Some people abhor spinach, and I’ve always wondered why? There is one exception: creamed spinach. Even the most recalcitrant youngster will gravitate towards it. Now that summer is in full bloom, and spinach is abundant, I like to experiment with the vegetable.… Read more...

GRILLED FISH IN CHURRASCO MARINADE

In Portuguese and Spanish culture, churrasco is the name for grilled beef. Eventually the name came to refer to any cut of meat that was grilled, inclusive of chicken and, yes, fish. And that is the recipe given today: Grilled Fish in Churrasco Marinade.… Read more...

GRILLED STUFFED BURGERS

GRILLED STUFFED BURGERS

If you like grilling burgers (and who doesn’t), you’re going to love this recipe. It takes the lowly majestic hamburger to a higher level. Here we have stuffed burgers. And the stuffing is mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.… Read more...

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