Cooking for a Cause: Tamales, Traditions, and Toy Drives

The holiday season is in full swing and I’m preparing for my trip to California where the women in my family come together to make hundreds of tamales for Christmas. ...

Mollete Recipe + Oaxaca’s Estancia de Valenica Bed and Breakfast

Estancia de Valenica is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in the heart of Oaxaca, just a short walk from cafes, parks, restaurants, and the historic Santo Domingo church. While ...

What the Health + Delicious Hibiscus Tostadas Recipe

It seems like recently everybody I know is talking about the Netflix documentary What the Health. The film sets out to examine the link between diet and disease and has ...

Cooking for a Cause: Tamales, Traditions, and Toy Drives

The holiday season is in full swing and I’m preparing for my trip to California where the women in my family come together to make hundreds of tamales for Christmas. It’s one of my favorite family traditions and I can hardly wait to catch up with all of the ladies as we spread, fill, and pack our delectable treats. Read More…

Mollete Recipe + Oaxaca’s Estancia de Valenica Bed and Breakfast

Estancia de Valenica is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in the heart of Oaxaca, just a short walk from cafes, parks, restaurants, and the historic Santo Domingo church. While it is centrally located, once you step into the beautiful three-bedroom home, you won’t want to leave. It’s lovely outdoor fountain and patio emit tranquility and the colorful kitchen and perfectly curated art collection show a deep appreciation for Mexican culture. Read More…

What the Health + Delicious Hibiscus Tostadas Recipe

It seems like recently everybody I know is talking about the Netflix documentary What the Health. The film sets out to examine the link between diet and disease and has quite a few people considering going vegan. Even one of my favorite chefs, Marcela Valladolid, began sharing plant-based recipes and talking about how much better she feels since cutting out animal products from her diet. Read More…

Ricardo Soltero’s La Calavera Catrina Exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens

Last week Amado and I went on a fun little treasure hunt at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We were in search of Ricardo Soltero’s iconic skeleton sculptures known as La Catrina. Smiling skull figures on our maps identified eight locations throughout the gardens where we could see the elegant female figures and we had a wonderful time exploring the fall flora and fauna in pursuit of the Catrinas. Each one of Ricardo’s larger-than-life Catrinas is inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons. The sculptures in La Calavera Catrina are currently on display now through November 5, 2017. Read More…

A Feast for the Souls at Denver Botanic Gardens

The scents, tastes, and sounds of Lola’s Cocina were in full bloom at my Feast for the Souls cooking class held at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The spirits were summoned with a Día de los Muertos themed menu as well as an altar honoring the dead. The whole affair was to die for, to say the least!
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