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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…

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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Tasty Turkey Picadillo Tostadas

Picadillo is a simple and tasty dish that has been in my family’s recipe book for a few generations. When my niece called from Boston and me asked how to make it, I decided to jot down the recipe for the first time. It is reminiscent of time spent at home when my mom did most of the cooking and I was her sous chef.  Read More…