{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a ...

10 Mexican-Inspired Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

In my humble opinion, Día de las Madres should be celebrated all day, every day. Fortunately, since I am American with Mexican raices, I get to celebrate this beautiful day ...

Strawberry Beet Mezcal Margaritas

As we celebrate National Strawberry Month and my friend Kate’s annual Margarita Week, I’ve been inspired to create this unconventional cocktail that incorporates some of my favorite ingredients.

{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a bit of flour on my face, and get my bake on. I first crossed paths with Eliceo while on one of my summer trips to Mexico.
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10 Mexican-Inspired Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

In my humble opinion, Día de las Madres should be celebrated all day, every day. Fortunately, since I am American with Mexican raices, I get to celebrate this beautiful day twice, on May 10 for Mexican Mother’s Day and on May 13 for American Mother’s Day. My family and friends know that as much as I love receiving presents, it is their presence during these special occasions that I cherish most. So skip the expensive gifts and brunch lines and prepare your madre something from the heart. Most importantly, always remember that there is no gift like the gift of presence!
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Strawberry Beet Mezcal Margaritas

As we celebrate National Strawberry Month and my friend Kate’s annual Margarita Week, I’ve been inspired to create this unconventional cocktail that incorporates some of my favorite ingredients. Read More…

Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but oftentimes we bypass it because we’re always on the go. This blend-and-go tropical breakfast smoothie provides a nutritious boost that won’t interrupt your morning routine and will keep you on track until your next meal.
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Ch-ch-ch-chia Protein Shots, Iskiate, and Born to Run Book

When I created my 2018 vision board I saw a future filled with books! Admittedly, reading is not one of my favorite pastimes but I am a great listener so I started “reading” audiobooks that way I could stay busy filling Lola’s Mercadito orders and testing new recipes. Right now I’m reading Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. It highlights the indigenous people of Chihuahua, Mexico known as the Tarahumaras. They’re known for running extremely long distances in handmade huaraches (leather sandals), all while nourishing themselves with a mostly vegan diet. Read More…