About Me

basic n delicious

I’m a personal chef, born and raise in Costa Rica and now living in San Diego, sharing my knowledge and love for food. I’m a recipe developer, lover of chocolate, mom, and wife, which are my two more important jobs.
I’m a crafty learner but I also have some tips and tricks under my sleeve.

Inspiring you to create deliciously and easy everyday recipes with basic ingredients, baking and sharing all my favorite things.

Born and raise in Costa Rica, my passion for food comes from my grandmother, she was always cooking so many delicious dishes and inventing new ones. She was my biggest influence and my inspiration when cooking traditional dishes.

I work as a restaurant manager but I was always catering parties for my friends and family and when we move to San Diego I starting blogging and sharing my basic recipes for all the moms out there always looking for different, easy and delicious recipes.

Eventually, this passion has become my favorite thing ever, and now I not only share recipes but also tips, ideas, reviews and more.

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Vegetable Stew Celebrating Holy Week with #VivaLaMorena #ad #cbias

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Using La Morena Products to created my recipes for this holy week is bean really a delicious and perfect idea.
I’m very lucky to have a great variety of stores where I can find these quality products like Northgate Gonzalez, this latino specialty store is where you can find all kinds of different La Morena products.

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The authentic flavor and great variety of the products are what’s makes me keep using them in all my recipes. And you know the this is the time for Lent, so all the recipes we make are meat free, only fish and veggies are allowed, we take this time of reflection very serious.I recently bought a variety of jalapeños, chipotle, chipotle sauce, in these days of Easter or Cuaresma adding original and different flavors is what makes my meals even more delicious. This vegetable stew is a Sunday lunch in my house for Semana Santa, we love to make this healthy, pack in flavor meals, in my house is a most after church and once in a while, I change it up a little by adding pieces of fish.


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  • 1 15 onz can of chickpeas, drain and rinse.
  • 1/2 cup mince onion
  • 1/2 cup mince red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 medium carrots cut in rounds
  • 1/4 cup La Morena Chipotle Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat to medium heat, add oil, onions,tomato and bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients including the chipotle sauce, ketchup, water, and tomato paste, low the heat cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Once ready add salt and pepper to taste, cilantro and let it cook for 3 more minutes, in the meantime toast some bread, I personally love bolillo bread, you can find this bread in latino specialty stores, but you can use any one of your preference.
  3. Also if you like a lot of spice in your food, you can perfectly use the entire can of chipotle sauce.

This recipe makes 3 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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