Keeping Traditions Alive: How to Make Pozole Verde

Ten years ago while living in San Diego I decided to create a Day of the Dead altar to honor the memory of my father’s passing in a more formal way. Inspired by the lively celebrations in Old Town, I built my first ofrenda and invited some friends and family to join in on the festivities. They were tasked with bringing photos and mementos of their loved ones while I prepared one of my favorite Mexican dishes, pozole. Read More…

Spicy Golden Salsa

Most of us have heard of golden milk, but have you heard of golden salsa? I’m always experimenting with new salsas. Oftentimes, my best ideas come when I have guests coming over, or when I have an abundance of a particular vegetable or fruit . . . or when something is on the verge of going bad. This particular salsa was inspired by my harvest of gold cherry tomatoes. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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Lola’s Cocina Featured in New York Magazine!

Surprise! Valentina and I made our grand debut in New York Magazine where I had the opportunity to talk about the importance of my cultural heritage, how I manage being a mother and business owner, family traditions, and coffee cultura – all topics that are near and dear to my heart.

Enjoy,

Lola

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Lola’s Classic Refried Beans

I cook beans on a regular basis, and oftentimes assume incorrectly that everybody knows how to make a good pot of frijoles. When I shared this Instagram post a few weeks ago, I was surprised by how many people were excited about my slow cooker version of Frijoles de la Olla. For everyone who actually made them, here’s a follow-up recipe to use up any leftovers. Read More…

I’m a #LatinaMentors Fund Finalist and Need Your Vote!

If you haven’t already heard the good news, I was selected as one of 10 Latina entrepreneurs eligible for the #LatinaMentors Fund small business grant. The final five grant recipients will be selected by popular vote and I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart if you cast your vote for me. You can vote every day through Monday.
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