Passion Fruit Agua Fresca – Agua Fresca de Maracuyá

Recently, our days have been filled with sunshine and warm weather. A bit of California sunshine also made its way to Colorado when my friend from San Diego mailed me a box of maracuyás. This certainly brightened my spirits and inspired me to develop several recipes that I’ll be sharing with you in the coming weeks. I’m starting with a classic agua fresca that packs a tropical punch. 

Enjoy and stay cool,

Lola

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Agua Fresca de Avena – Homemade Oat Milk with Dates, Vanilla, and Cinnamon


While oat milk is beginning to pick up steam in the American market, its counterpart, agua de avena has been enjoyed in Mexico for generations. There are many variations of this recipe, but I wanted to keep it dairy-free and free of processed sugars (although I’ve tasted it with evaporated and condensed milk and it’s delicious!). Here’s my version – it’s simple, tasty, and only took me about four tries to perfect.

Hope you enjoy it as I do!

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Lola’s 5 Tips for Raising Bilingual Bebés + Resources to Use at Home

A few months ago, my friend Krystel emailed asking for tips on how I’ve gone about raising bilingual bebés. Let me preface this by saying that Krystel is a Cubana who speaks Spanish beautifully. She’s also an educated mamá with a law degree and an MBA. So I figured, if this súper mamá is asking me for pointers, I’m sure other people wonder the same thing. Now I feel like Ann Landers sharing my response and tips with all of you.

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Crazy for Carrots: 3 Recipes to Use Your Vitamin-Rich Carrots

Living through a pandemic has encouraged many of us go get creative in the cocina. I oftentimes find myself trying figure out what to do with a lonesome bag of carrots sitting in my crisper. While it’s easy to opt for a more versatile veggie, there are plenty of ways to use your low-calorie, high fiber, vitamin A-rich carrots. Obviously, you could juice, roast, or eat them raw, but I think you’ll find zanahorias a little more interesting if you transform them into a fun elixir, dessert, or side dish.

¡Provecho!

Lola

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Fiesta and Fun: Bedazzling Your Easter Huevos

¡Hola! Today I’m back with a fun Easter craft that is perfect for kids and adults. Even if you’re not crafty (I’m not!), you can decorate adorable eggs with any theme your heart desires. As you may have guessed, mine happen to be inspired by Mexico and the work of some of my favorite female creators.

Enjoy,

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