Gandules de Lula

19 Dec

Inspired by the Shop Small movement… I want to encourage you to gift things that were made by you or someone you know. I am a small business owner and ever since becoming one I am a firm believer in helping out other small business owners.

Last weekend I took to my sister’s baby shower a batch of Gandul Antipasto, or Pigeon Peas Antipasto, made by Lula. Lula is a girl I know from where we get our mani/pedis done. She also can cook a mean gandul. Lula sells her Antipasto de Gandules from her home. Is a small operation, so if you call her to the number on the flyer, she can certainly hook you up with some.

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These gandules were one of the HITS of my sister’s baby shower. Everyone thought I had made them and were asking me for the recipe. But no… I flew them in from Puerto Rico. I do not eat beans that much. You know this already… but these are DELICIOUS!! Tangy and savory with garlic and a touch of cilantro.


So if you’re interested, call LULA at 787-410-0630. Tell her Madelyn from KarmaFree Cooking sent you.


I’ll even go one step further and encourage you to give of YOURSELF this holiday season. Give your support, your time, your wisdom, your smile, your hugs, your shoulder… giving of yourself is so much meaningful than any bought gift you can ever give.

Let’s honor this season the way it’s supposed to be celebrated.

Merry Xmas…



3 Responses to “Gandules de Lula”

  1. grandbabycakes December 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    This recipe looks great! I also believe in helping small businesses and supporting them when gifting instead of going to big department stores. I think it also adds a rare quality to the dish.

  2. Jeannette Quiñones-Cantore December 21, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    me encantan con totopos caseritos

  3. duodishes December 21, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    It’s great that you’re sharing a small businesses’ name on your site. It’s the best way to keep places like that in business–word of mouth.

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