Category Archives: Food

Find where to get the best local cuisine while traveling to different areas of the world.

Foodies Delight – OLLA DE CARNE – Meat Stew and Soup

In every Costa Rican home there is a home recipe for the typical OLLA DE CARNE. Usually, it’s passed from one generation to the next. This one was given to me by a close Tica friend. Get lots of other … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Tropical Cocktail!

Hey fellow cocktailers! Welcome back to the monthly International Cocktail Hour – Drinks ‘Round the World. Your two lovely hostesses Lifecruiser and Travel Experta (Me) are super happy to have you here. This month I’ll be cliche, simply because I … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Tico Tacos

Every country has their version of tacos. This is the Costa Rica way and I prefer it over many others, because it’s simple and tasty. Plus you can get as creative as you want. Scroll down for some fun ideas. … Continue reading

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Guest Post from my blogger friend and mutual Costa Rica Lover, Ann Creed, from Costa Rica Learn. We left Alajuela very early on a July morning on our day trip to Poas Volcano National Park. The drive is superbly scenic … Continue reading

Did you know? Guatemala’s Staple Food are Tortillas

This not only eaten by the very poor who sometimes only survive on this miracle food as they call it, but all classes of Guatemalans can’t seem to get enough of them. Find other Guatemala typical foods to enjoy.   … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Stuffed Bell Pepper (Chiles Rellenos)

This is one of my favs. Since I’m Russian by birth, my mom has cooked stuffed peppers for me since I was a young girl. Granted, these are completely different then my mom’s cooking, but the same sense of taste … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – “Rice & Beans”

Rice & Beans is to the Caribbean locals asGallo Pinto is to the rest of Costa Rica. No dish on this side of the country is served without it.Instead of cooking rice with water, you would substitute coconut water and … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – FRESCOS (Refreshments)

Costa Rica is a blessed tropical paradise of fresh fruits. And with all my years of living here, I have to contest it is cheaper to buy fresh fruit and make your own fresh fruit juice then to buy the … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Grab a Cold One!

Hey fellow cocktailers! Welcome back to the monthly International Cocktail Hour – Drinks ‘Round the World. Your two lovely hostesses Lifecruiser and Travel Experta (Me) are super happy to have you here. It’s time to grab a cold one for … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cheese Tortillas

I’m not the biggest fan of tortillas. I find them a bit bland and too ordinary. However! When I add a bit of cheese to the mix, it makes all the difference. Get more juicy bits on Costa Rica Traditional … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk)

Costa Rican cuisine is a mix and match of many Latino dishes. A perfect example is arroz con Leche. It has joined the ranks of popular sweet Costa Rican dishes ages ago. This particular desert dish is yummy, super easy … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Black Bean Soup

Beans are the essence of Central American cooking. So you can understand that whatever Ticos cook with beans is going to be good, because many years and generations have been perfecting it. Find more Costa Rican typical food dishes.  INGREDIENTS … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Cheese Empanada

Basically, an empanada is a stuffed tortilla. You can stuff it with any ingredients. The most basic is with cheese but scroll down for some other fun ideas. Also, these snacks are great fillers, and can be added to your … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Mojito

Hey you cocktailers! Welcome to the monthly International Cocktail Hour – Drinks ‘Round the World. Your two lovely hostesses Lifecruiser and Travel Experta (Me) are super happy to have you here. And guess what – this round is on us!!!!! … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Picadillo de Papas (Potato Hash)

Along with the cabbage salad and gallo pinto, this dish is served always with lunch and dinner. To be honest with you, I enjoy it all on its own, it’s filling and tasty. Find more delicious Costa Rica traditional food … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Plantains

Photo by Fimb This side dish, also called Patacones, is my husband’s favorite and an extremely typical Latino fix. Plus, it’s super easy to make. Find more traditional Costa Rica dishes.   INGREDIENTS 3 large, very ripe plantains Oil Margarine … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Tamales (The Christmas Traditional Food)

Here’s a riddle for you? What is made of corn dough, stuffed with meat or beans or veggies and is found at EVERY SINGLE COSTA RICAN’S HOUSE during Christmas? If you guessed Tamales, then you are correct!   It is … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Costa Rican Cabbage Salad (Ensalada de Repollo)

Costa Ricans love this salad. They use it as a side dish to almost everything. And, instead of putting good ole fashion sour kraut on their hot dogs, they put this salad with ketchup and mayo.   Get more choices … Continue reading

Drinks ‘Round the World! – Mango Margarita

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Welcome to the first International Cocktail Hour, Drinks ‘Round the World hosted by Travel Experta (Me:) and Lifecruiser! This is all about having fun, drinking exotic cocktails … Continue reading

Foodies Delight – Arroz Con Pollo

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Is there a more typical Latino dish out there like Arroz Con Pollo, I don’t think so! Practically every Latin and Hispanic country has their own version of … Continue reading

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