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Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

When I was a girl my mom would set her ringtone as ‘The Entertainer’, the song notoriously associated with ice cream trucks because she knew I would hear it. I was one of those kids that could hear an ice cream truck a mile away.…

Seafood Stuffed Pineapple

Seafood Stuffed Pineapple

Seafood stuffed pineapple is a Mexican meal that is usually saved for special occasions or the beach. Tropical fruit mixed with fresh seafood, topped with cheese can take anyone to a Mexican beach in one bite! Though this dish looks a little extravagant its actually…

Easy Shrimp Pico de Gallo

Easy Shrimp Pico de Gallo

Shrimp pico de gallo is the perfect appetizer on a hot day. No cooking involved! The lime in this recipe helps to soften up already cooked and dried shrimp making it the perfect crunch to your summer cocktails.

This recipe is SUPER simple. Just dice up and mix together! If you want to make it even more straight forward, use a pre-made pico de gallo and just mix it in with the diced shrimp and lime.

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Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is an American classic. You know what the end all cure all colds and flu remedy is? Chicken soup, of course! This Mexican Chicken Soup has all the homeliness as your classic chicken noodle with an extra added kick of lime, cilantro and jalapeno.

Chipotle Tilapia

Chipotle Tilapia

Tilapia is one of those dishes that you could dress it up any way you want or even not at all and it would still be tasty.  Well today I dressed it up in a Chipotle butter sauce that takes about one minute to make.…

Mexican Lavender Ice Cream

Mexican Lavender Ice Cream

One of my favorite desserts is ice cream. In fact if you asked me what’s the one food I could eat forever and only that food, it would be ice cream. But am I crazy? Who doesn’t love ice cream?  Mexico has a special form of ice cream. Nieves.

It’s kind of like a mixture between creamy ice cream and shaved ice. During my time in Oaxaca, Mexico I would seek out the nieves man. More like he would seek me out. Our neighborhood nieves man always went down our street past our apartment, and probably  because he knew he would always get a sale from me. I just can’t resist. The most common flavors rotated between vanilla, lime, Nescafe, melon and coconut. I’m a sucker for coconut. SOOOO GOOD! Continue reading Mexican Lavender Ice Cream

Garlic Lover’s Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

Garlic Lover’s Camarones al Mojo de Ajo

My husband is from what’s called ‘el istmo de Oaxaca’ which means Oaxaca’s isthmus. His hometown is right on the beach where it’s always hot and sunny. The best thing about living so close to a beach is that there is always AMAZING seafood! Seafood…

Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad

Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad

We made it! My husband and I made the great move back to the United States! It’s been hectic and a learning process to say the least but we are oh so happy to be here. That being said lets rewind a bit… Before my…

4 Ingredient Mango Chipotle Dressing

4 Ingredient Mango Chipotle Dressing

We all know how important it is to eat as many vegetables as possible. “Eat your broccoli! It will make you big and strong”, they say. I don’t know about you but I’m not one for a big bowl of leafy greens on the daily. I know how important to practically eat your weight in spinach, but I gotta say. It feels like a chore.

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Pad Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Pad Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

I’m all for spicing things up and a sad ol’ coleslaw was in desperate need of some sprucing! This pad thai veggie slaw is similar to your traditional coleslaw with shredded carrots and cabbage but instead of a lifeless watered-down mayo dressing, I’ve added a…