Wonderful Mexican Market Foods That You Need To Try

Wonderful Mexican Market Foods That You Need To Try

The best way to shop in Mexico is not at a chain store but in one of the many colorful markets. Take a look at what I found! Continue reading “Wonderful Mexican Market Foods That You Need To Try”

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How to Make a Healthy and Delicious Mexican Meat Salad

How to Make a Healthy and Delicious Mexican Meat Salad

Salads are a refresing meal option when warmer weather rolls around, and this Mexican meat salad is both healthy and delicious. Continue reading “How to Make a Healthy and Delicious Mexican Meat Salad”

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

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So, you may read this recipe and think I have completely lost my mind. Mayonaisse and jalepenos in a corn salad? Yes, this was delicious. My kids gave me the cross-eyed look when I served it to them but once they tried it they were shocked at how much they really liked it. It also pairs perfectly with the empanadas that we made the other night.

Verdict:

The salty taste of the cheese with creaminess of the mayonaisse was delicious. The jalepenos added a bit of heat. Taste the salad as you go to make sure you like the amount of spices and spiciness. Leave the membrane in the pepper if you want it spicier or add more chili powder or a dash of cayene pepper.

If you do not have Cojita cheese you can substitute grated Parmesan cheese or a small amount of crumbled feta cheese. The salty taste…

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2 Mexican Love Stories That Will Melt Your Heart

2 Mexican Love Stories That Will Melt Your Heart

Here are two of Mexico’s most popular love stories to bring out the hopeless romantic in you. Continue reading “2 Mexican Love Stories That Will Melt Your Heart”

5 Greatest Life Lessons My Father Taught Me

5 Greatest Life Lessons My Father Taught Me

My father passed away on January 23rd, 2018, but the life lessons he taught me will live in my heart forever. Continue reading “5 Greatest Life Lessons My Father Taught Me”

Zacahuil – An ancient culinary tradition started by the Ancient Aztecs, still practiced today

Zacahuil – An ancient culinary tradition started by the Ancient Aztecs, still practiced today

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One of the reasons many domestic travelers visit the Huastec Region of Mexico is to enjoy the delicious ethnic dish called zacahuil.

Zacahuil translates as bocado grande, Spanish for big bite.  The word derives from one of the many Maya dialects specifically the Huastec or Téenek.

When I traveled to Xilitla, one of my beloved towns in Mexico, I had the opportunity to eat this succulent dish for the first time.  It is delicious to say the least; smoky in flavor and the meat in the dish provides enough protein needed to start a new day full of activities or just to start a regular workday.

The livelihood of many families in Xilitla depends upon this dish as it provides the means to generate income and support their families.

This video showcases the long process of making zacahuil, which is usually prepared by the women, just like most…

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Amazing Pictures Of A Spectacular Snowstorm In Mexico

Amazing Pictures Of A Spectacular Snowstorm In Mexico

Although you might think otherwise, Mexico gets snow every winter. This is what it looks like! Continue reading “Amazing Pictures Of A Spectacular Snowstorm In Mexico”

What a Birthday Will Teach You About Life

What a Birthday Will Teach You About Life

Birthdays are an opportunity to count blessings and life lessons. Here are a few I’ve learned. Continue reading “What a Birthday Will Teach You About Life”

10 Inspiring Mexican Sayings That Will Make You Wiser

10 Inspiring Mexican Sayings That Will Make You Wiser

Are you looking for some wisdom to guide you in life? These Mexican sayings will provide you with all the guidance you need! Continue reading “10 Inspiring Mexican Sayings That Will Make You Wiser”

5 Delightful Reasons Why You Will Love Pixar’s Coco

5 Delightful Reasons Why You Will Love Pixar’s Coco

Pixar’s movie “Coco” premiered in Mexico a full month ahead of the rest of the world, so I went to see it as soon as I could. Should you watch it? Yes!!!!!! Here’s why you’ll love it. Continue reading “5 Delightful Reasons Why You Will Love Pixar’s Coco”