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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…

Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream to Die For

National Chocolate Day is observed on October 28 and celebrates all things chocolate. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at last three thousand years, is grown in Mexico and other parts of the world and is the key ingredient in America’s favorite flavor: chocolate. Read More…

Salsa Bandera (Pico de Gallo)

Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and commencement of Mexico’s Fiestas Patrias (Independence Day festivities). The national holiday always includes a delicious spread of food with colors that pay tribute to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. Read More…

Cucumber and Chayote Agua Fresca

Amado and I recently returned from our summer travel adventures in Mexico. In a little over a month, we visited Mexico City, Valle de Bravo, Peña de Bernal, and Tequisquiapan. We ended our trip in Oaxaca where Amado attended school while I visited nearby pueblos to shop for Lola’s Mercadito. I’ll be sharing more on my trip in the coming weeks, but for now I have a delightful new recipe for you. Read More…