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Zero-Proof Tamarindo and Piloncillo Margarita

Have you ever heard of a zero-proof cocktail? Neither had I, until recently. It’s essentially a delicious cocktail, minus the booze. A mocktail, if you will. My virgin tamarind margarita is a show-stopper with its spicy rim, and it can also be transformed into a cocktail with a splash of your favorite spirit. Read More…

Agua Fresca de Tamarindo

As the seasons begin to change, so does my mood. I get a little pep in my step in the cocina and begin to daydream about the warmer months ahead. My mind flows with ideas about all of the thirst-quenching aguas frescas I’ll be preparing over the summer. This lip-puckering agua de tamarindo is definitely at the top of my list. It’s part of the “holy trinity” of aguas frescas, which includes tamarindo (tamarind), jamaica (hibiscus), and horchata.

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Jugo Verde (Mexican Green Juice)

Jugo verde is as vibrant as the Mexican mercados from which it hails. Translated as “green juice,” it is loaded with nutrients and made with fresh fruits and vegetables that will help you power through your day, which is probably why it is so popular among market goers in Mexico. Making it is easy, but you must get the proportions just right to enjoy the mercado-grade concoction that I have come to love.  Read More…

Rise and Shine: 25 Nutritious Ingredients to Boost Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies don’t have to be boring and predictable. If you find yourself juggling a career, housework, family life, friendships, and virtual classes and meetings all while trying to maintain a well-balanced diet, then this list of wholesome smoothie ingredients should come in handy. Smoothies are my go-to when I need something quick, nutritious, and filling to kickstart my day and hold me over until I have time for a proper meal. Having the right mix of ingredients at your disposal will help put an extra pep in your step and get you through your day, or at least through a few virtual Zoom meetings. 

To our salud,

Lola

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Spiced Piloncillo Syrup Perfect for Fall

If you’re looking for the perfect simple syrup for the fall, look no further. This spiced syrup blends ingredients and flavors reminiscent of café de ollapiloncillo (Mexican cone sugar), cinnamon, and orange. It’s perfect mixed into coffee, drizzled over strawberries or ice cream, and served alongside buñuelos.

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