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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…

Fresas Borrachas: Boozy Strawberry Shots

¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad! Can you believe it’s already Valentine’s Day? It feels like only yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and now we’re halfway through February. If time got the best of you and you aren’t fully prepared for Valentine’s Day, here’s a recipe that requires no cooking and very minimal prep work. It’s one that you can enjoy with an amigo, amor, or amante. ¡Salud! Read More…

Hibiscus Sangria Recipe + Holiday Madness

Last week Amado and I arrived in California and since stepping off of the plane, we’ve been on the go every day. Aside from visiting with family and friends, I set my 2018 intentions at the Super Mamas Vision Board Posada, made over 350 tamales at our annual tamalada, and had the opportunity to meet amazing Latino small business owners at Molcajete Dominguero. I even managed to teach a cooking class and sneak in a quick trip to Tijuana for some tacos and shopping (you can hear more about our Tijuana trip on the most recent episode of Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet podcast). Whew – I’m exhausted just thinking about everything we’ve done this week. Read More…