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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 […]

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.

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. I would chase down the ice cream man waving around money for two blocks barefoot on a hot summer day

I’m an ice cream fanatic and I’m not afraid to admit it. I LOVE ice cream …and pretty much all frozen treats really. It really is one of the best foods ever created. FACT.

Even though these Mint Hibiscus popsicles don’t contain any cream (and are therefore vegan!) like traditional ice cream, they are just as light and refreshing.

Hibiscus or Jamaica is widely used in Mexico to make agua de jamaica or hibiscus water which is commonly served in restaurants and dinner tables. I love agua de jamaica because it’s like natural juice–water, hibiscus flowers and sugar. That’s it! No questions ever about if there are any crazy ingredients that you can pronounce. And just so we’re clear its pronounced ha-My-i-ka.

Traditionally agua de jamaica does not have mint in it but in this recipe it gives it that extra kick and makes these tasty popsicles all the more refreshing!

Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

  • 2 cups Hibiscus flowers (dried)
  • 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbs fresh mint (or more depending on number of popsicles)
  • 8 cups water
  1. In a large mixing bowl add hibiscus flowers and water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight.
  2. Remove flowers from water and stir in sugar. Stir until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Finely slice mint leaves and evenly divide between popsicle holders.
  4. Using spoon or turkey baster add hibiscus water to popsicle holders.
  5. Let freeze overnight and enjoy!

If you LOVE this recipe, check out these other treats I’m sure you’ll gobble up!

Lavender Ice Cream
Lavender Ice Cream
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Tropical Fruit Salad
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 […]

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!

5 Ingredient Mexican Garlic Shrimp
5 Ingredient Mexican Garlic Shrimp

Seafood in southern Mexico (which is where Oaxaca is) is always so fresh and delicious! It’s not uncommon to have it be freshly picked from the sea before it’s cooked. Some of the BEST fish I’ve EVER had has been from Oaxaca and it’s istmo. And that’s saying A LOT since I’m from the Pacific Northwest who’s know for it’s seafood.

This recipe is one of my absolute favorites and it’s so EASY. Literally amazing meal with only five ingredients. FIVE! Shrimp, butter, garlic, oregano and vinegar. I know I was surprised to learn that the best camarones al mojo de ajo has vinegar but it gives it just a little extra kick that makes it WOW.

5 Ingredient Mexican Garlic Shrimp
5 Ingredient Mexican Garlic Shrimp

If you absolutely LOVE garlic…and if you don’t we can’t be friends (just kidding…but not really) then this recipe is for you. This recipe was actually passed down from my husband’s father who has lived all his life in Oaxaca, so you know it’s authentic! This recipe calls for five cloves of garlic, but with my love of garlic I threw in a few extra for good measure. Really as much garlic as your heart desires is PERFECT in this recipe!

Garlic Lover’s Mexican Garlic Shrimp

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp
  • 5-7 cloves of garlic
  1. Place butter in a microwavable dish and microwave until melted
  2. Add melted butter, oregano, vinegar and garlic to blender. Blend until smooth
  3. Add butter mixture to a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir to coat all sides of shrimp.
  4. Cook shrimp over medium/low heat for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally until shrimp are fully cooked.
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
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. […]

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 spicy peanut sauce dressing inspired by Asian flavors!  (more…)

Double Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Double Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Late night snacks are my arch nemesis. They’re my dirty little secret and the thing I love to hate. Unfortunately what most people tend to grab for late night snacks are packed full of sugar, salt and calories. I had to find some kind of […]