Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

caipirinha cocktail

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink. It is made simply with lime, sugar, and Cachaça, a distilled liquor made from sugarcane. The drink has a crisp fresh flavor that perfectly compliments its exotic homeland. You can find this cocktail in every restaurant as well as being sold by vendors on the beach. The flavor can be elevated … Read more

Gluten Free Cheese Puffs – Pão de Queijo

Gluten Free Cheese Puffs

Pão de Queijo are a favorite snack in Brazil. These cheesy pastries are small bites of cheese bread that are eaten all day long. They are loved for a reason. Unlike the cheese puffs that you are acquainted with, these have a stretchy texture and are gluten-free. This is due to the flour used to … Read more

Pan Toasted Cheese and Guava Appetizer

Pan Toasted Brazilian Cheese

In Brazil, they have a popular dessert called “Romeo and Juliet” (Romeu e Julieta ). It is a simple preparation of a mildly salty cheese paired with a slice of sweet guava paste. Its name is apparently due to the pairing of these two flavors – they just simply and go together perfectly. I’ve changed up … Read more

Brazilian Seafood Stew – Moqueca Baiana

Brazilian Seafood Stew

When traveling through Rio de Janiero, Brazil, we found that the food was just as colorful as the scenery. You can’t go far without hearing the sound of music or people laughing. And you rarely find people wearing drab colors. This seafood dish, called Moqueca Baiana, lives up to its surroundings with bold flavors and … Read more

Brazilian Truffles – Chocolate Brigadeiro

Brazilian Truffles Brigadeiro

Brigadeiros are a favorite dessert treat in Brazil. You can find them in stores, restaurants, vendor carts on the street and in homes throughout the country. These lovely chocolate truffles are sweet perfection in three simple ingredients. There are several variations of Brazil’s beloved truffle, but the most common preparation being a cocoa truffle rolled … Read more