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The Culture of Food : Mexico

Tortillas de Cempazuchitl | Marigold Flower-Pressed Tortillas {Recipe}

Marigolds, Cempazuchitl (cempoal-xochitl), meaning the flower of twenty petals in Náhuatl, are traditionally known as flor de muerto or the flower of the dead. From deep reds to bright yellows, the marigold’s blooms can reach up to 2-inches in diameter and a stem up to 3-feet tall. During the pre-Hispanic era, the Aztecs selected this robust flower to cover the altars and take part of burial offerings dedicated to their dead. Now, this beautiful flower is one of the majorRead More ...

Easy Chocolate Sugar Skull Cookies for Día de Muertos {Recipe}

  With  Día de Muertos just around the corner we were inspired to bake up something sweet that reflects the flavors of this special holiday. We also wanted to make something that we could enjoy creating with our niños. It helped that we attended the Nestlé Dia de Muertos event where our creative juices really got going. How do some Abuelita Sugar Skull Cookies sound ? Yes, you read right. That tasty and traditional cup of Mexican hot chocolate thatRead More ...

Three Latin-Inspired Mini Indulgences with Honey {Recipe}

During warmer months we crave fresh ingredients in our kitchens. Spring days call for lighter meals full of all the flavors that the season brings. That’s why we want to share three delicious recipes with you made with one special ingredient: honey! The three tasty recipes that you’ll find below put a fresh spin on some of our favorite comfort foods: nachos, tostadas, and caramalized nuts with honey and chile piquín! I also must admit that I’m a bit biasedRead More ...

Pastel Azteca in Salsa Verde {Recipe}

Pastel Azteca, also known as enchilada casserole is a dish that guarantees all-around joy. It’s very easy to prepare, hearty enough for big appetites, freezes well on the weekends and re-heats even more flavorful for weekday lunches or dinners. Red enchilada sauce, bean sauce, mole sauce or tomato sauce can easily be the sauce of choice.  And if you prefer a meatier version, replace the chicken with picadillo or shredded beef.  Vegetarian?  Try the Tex-Mex version with mushrooms, black beansRead More ...

The Culture of Food Weekly Round-up: Veggies, Chuletas and Lots of Chocolate

This week’s culture of food features three simple recipes and a free e-book! Valentine’s day is just around the corner so we looked for simple recipes for busy families on the go. Two of the recipes we chose feature creative ways eat veggies, the third is a rarely heard of way to prepare chuletas, and finally we are featuring a free e-book that’s perfect for chocolate lovers and was created by three of our amigas! Rollos de Acelgas y MozzarellaRead More ...

Culture of Food Weekly Round-up

For our second week of recipe round-up posts we decided to share simple recipes that our niños can help out with and will surely allow for some conversation en español. We also included something a little spicy for us adults to enjoy. Make sure to click on the links to read the full recipe and explore each blog. These ladies have many awesome recipes for all occasions ! Breakfast Egg and Bean Mini-Torta Recipe Silvia of Mama Latina Tips sharedRead More ...

Creamy Layered Valentine Gelatin Treats {Recipe}

Layered gelatin and in particular, creamy layered Jell-O is very special to me.  Not only is it a fun treat to enjoy but it also brings back so many vivid memories of Valentine’s Day during my elementary school years in Mexico. Valentine’s Day in Mexican schools was celebrated somewhat differently than in U.S. schools.  It was more of a gift exchange between students in which they had the option of participating if their family was economically able.  To be includedRead More ...

Delicious Spicy Chocolate Recipe

Utilísima is receiving 2013 with a very delicious special, Chocolate Month! Chocolate month started on January 5th and is continuing every Saturday for the month of January. So, every Saturday at 4PM ET / 1PM PT this month you can enjoy programming on Utilísima that invites you to enjoy yummy desserts and cakes prepared with chocolate. You can watch four consecutive episodes of  “La Pastelería”, “El Toque de Aquiles”, “Puro Chef”and “Sabores de Familia”, which will each share their best recipes with thisRead More ...

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