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Huevos-to-Go: Lunch Ideas for the Entire Family

Last week Amado started second grade and for the first time, I finally felt prepared to take on school lunches. I know that family meal prepping can seem overwhelming, but with a mix and match of kid-friendly options that includes protein, fruits and veggies, and snacks, packing lunches can become a stress-free part of your weekly routine. Read More…

Chive Blossom Vinegar Pickled Eggs

¡Hola, hola! While summer is officially here, in Colorado, spring chive blossoms are still in full bloom and have spread like wildfire throughout my garden. When I discovered this edible flower, it was love at first bite and since they are just begging to be used, I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to incorporate these beautiful blossoms into some of your favorite recipes. Read More…

Marcela Valladolid’s Casa Marcela Cookbook + Homemade Granola Recipe

This year I’ve decided that I will be sharing one recipe each month from cooks and books that inspire me. I have a collection of beautiful Mexican cookbooks just asking to be cracked open and this is the perfect excuse to dust them off and experiment with new dishes. Read More…

Spicy Serrano Latkes and Blending Cultural Traditions

Have you read the children’s book Jalapeño Bagels? One of my best friends gave it to me when I was pregnant with Amado, and it tells the story of a little boy named Pablo whose father is Jewish and mother is Mexican. Pablo is faced with the decision to present a food at school that represents his culture for International Day and he is torn. Ultimately he decides to take jalapeño bagels, which represent his culturally rich American family. The story reminded me very much of my Amadito and our little familia. If you’d like to read more about our Jewish-Syrian-Mexican-American cultural traditions, check out this month’s isssue of Parent’s Latina! Read More…

Build Biónicos, Not Walls

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Mexican lore has it that biónicos were first created by a street vendor in Guadalajara nearly 30 years ago. A biónico is Mexico’s version of a fruit salad taken to new heights. It’s served with freshly chopped seasonal fruit, and then topped with a sweet crema, granola, raisins, and coconut. Nowadays, these fruity salads can be found in mercados, juice bars, and along street side stands throughout Mexico. Read More…