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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Melón

Growing up in California, we always had an abundance of fruit trees in our backyard so drinking fresh juices was the norm for us. Perhaps this is why I have always loved the variety of aguas frescas available in Mexican restaurants and mercados. My parents weren’t really ones to serve us store-bought juices and now I’m the same way. Luckily for Amado, aguas frescas happen to be one of my specialties. Read More…

Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Huevos Enmolados

If your mother is anything like mine, she might remind you of Guelaguetza’s Mole Rojo: sweet, a bit spicy, and definitely complex (in a good way). It’s this flavor combination that inspired me to create a Mother’s Day brunch recipe that captures the essence of my own mamá. Read More…

Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day trip to Lake Páztcuaro, Michoacán — a two-hour drive from my father’s hometown of Acámbaro, Guanajuato — that I first encountered the Paloma. As a child I used to relish watching the señoras in Pátzcuaro prepare this colorful cocktail. Read More…

Enmoladas con Papa | Mole Enchiladas with Potato

Enmoladas are one of the most interesting fusion recipes to hit the Mexican culinary scene. Through the combination of two traditional dishes — enchiladas and mole – a new one emerges that is as vibrant and flavorful as the country from which it originates. En vez de moler más de 25 ingredientes to make the mole from scratch, I used Guelaguetza’s Mole Coloradito, which has a hint of sweetness and spice. Just one taste will transport you to Oaxaca, where you can imagine yourself savoring these enmoladas al aire libre. So once you’re back in your cocinita, pour yourself a little mezcal, turn up the Lila Downs station on Pandora, put on your Oaxacan apron, and whip yourself up a batch of this flavorful fusion.

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Kumquat and Carrot Agua Fresca

¡Buenos días! As your Easter preparations are underway, I’d like to share a refreshing recipe that will give you just the right boost of vitamins A and C. This kid-friendly agua fresca is sure to delight the little ones and the Easter bunny. As for the adults, just add a splash of vodka or tequila to take the edge off before the holiday madness. Consider this your liquid chill pill. Read More…