My name is Natalia Paiva-Neves. I was born in Portugal and came to the US when I was 6. I have loved food and cooking for a long as I can remember. In fact, my mother says I was practically born in a restaurant kitchen.
I have always had a love affair with all things related to food and feel the need to feed people, to feed their soul. I see food differently than others and pride myself on being able to take simple ingredients and transform them into delicious dishes. I truly believe anyone can cook but it is the PERSON cooking who brings feeling and soul to the dish. If you cook with feeling your food will show that.
I have many different cooking styles, but I do tend to go back to my Portuguese roots, which have influenced cuisine all around the world including Africa, Asia, India, and South America. So, if you like fabulous food made a little simpler then you’ve come to the right place.
Latest Blog Entries
Natalia Pavia-Neves shares a quick and easy Vegetarian Pasta dish!
Natalia Paiva-Neves shares two recipes for appetizer to dinner ease and two cocktails all to help you celebrate Valentine's Day at home! Or, if you want to order take out at O Dinis Restaurant in East Providence. Rhode Island we have posted out Valentine's Day menu!...
Natalia Paiva-Neves shows us how to make delicious Braised Brisket served with buttered egg noodles and parsley.
Natalia shows us how to make Bacalhau à espanhola – Spanish Style Salted Cod. This is the Spanish Style twist on the O Dinis Restaurant version of this classic dish called Bacalhau na brasa.
Dia de Portugal (Rhode Island Day of Portugal) was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the pandemic, but Rhode Island Day of Portugal produced videos to be seen virtually. Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto of Rhode Island Day of Portugal (Dia de Portugal) interviews Natalia...
Natalia celebrates Cinco De Mayo with ESPOLÓN Tequila – both Agave Blanco and Reposado with margaritas two ways!
Natalia is unapologetic about her use of garlic – and this amazing recipe is no different.
Enjoy this popular O Dinis dish in your own home
A delicious and easy chicken dish that everyone in the family will love.