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…

Holy Moly! Malteada de Mole

¡Hola! It’s been a crazy week in Lola’s Cocina since returning from a whirlwind trip to New Orleans where we celebrated my mom’s birthday. It seems like we got home, had just enough time to wash our chones, and now we’re already packing for another trip to the east coast. With all of this travel, I’m always looking for quick meal ideas and recently I’ve been on a breakfast smoothie kick. Read More…

Homemade Chipotle-Orange Salt

Margarita Week is just around the corner and I’ve been experimenting with some fun infused salts because let’s face it, what’s a ‘rita without that salty rim? Stay tuned for a fun Cali-Mex inspired margarita recipe and for some other delicious recipes my friend Kate will be sharing on her blog, ¡Hola! Jalapeño from April 28 – May 5. For now, sprinkle this sassy salt on your fruits and veggies for a hint of smoke and spice — I love it on cucumbers, jicama, and oranges!
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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with La Reyna del Sur: El Sabor Zapoteco’s Reyna Mendoza Ruiz

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, I reflected upon the women from various walks of life who have had a positive impact on who I am today. This inspired me to develop a blog series highlighting some of these women and give you a taste of what they bring to the table. It is in this spirit of sharing that we can grow, bear fruit, and nourish the spirit of sisterhood here and throughout the world. Read More…