Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Vegan Guava Cream Pie Pops

June 25, 2016
Vegan Guava Cream Pie Pops Recipe

My sincerest hope is by the time you read this all our shit will be loaded into a semi trailer and out of our house. What will be left is the scrubbing of the bathtub and the wiping down of everything else. The truck will be pulling out of town tomorrow so whatever is not on there by now is getting left behind. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever left in a move? When Armando and I moved from Montana after grad school we left two mattresses in the back of someone’s pick-up truck and some horse hair in their cowboy boot. It’s the wild west out there man…and also we’re assholes. It goes without saying that moving is exhausting.

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Lemon Balm-Lime Paletas

June 22, 2016
Lemon Balm Lime Paletas Recipe

I planted lemon balm in my herb garden last summer. I planted lemon balm because last June 14th when our local greenhouse closed for the summer (so the employees could tend their own expanding gardens) they were giving the remaining plants away and I would never/could never abandon a live plant. My garden is typically a 50/50 mix of intentional plants and orphan plants that are given to me by friends and closing greenhouses. I’m both not picky and continually surprised by what pops up the next year. When the lemon balm came back this spring I was overjoyed with its return. If you’ve never seen, or better yet, smelled lemon balm you are in for a pleasant surprise. The scent

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Comida Latina, Mains, Recipes

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

June 21, 2016
One-Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe

¡Hola! This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria and Cacique Cheese. The recipe and opinions however are all mine. Thanks so much for supporting the business that makes this blog possible! I am not one to back down from a challenge. You all know that about me, right? So even though my arms are aching from scraping all the linoleum off the back porch last night and I packed too much stuff in a too big box which I now have to unpack into smaller boxes because no one (not even my husband) can lift it, I am bringing you a cooking challenge today because, well, I love a little healthy competition now and then. In conjunction with Cacique and Society Culinaria, a bunch

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Rhubarb Agua Fresca

June 10, 2016
Rhubarb Agua Fresca Recipe

Have you ever sliced a piece of rhubarb and then stuck it up to your nose? I do. Almost every time. That scent is the epitome of fresh and is one of my favorite smells on planet earth. I wish I could take a fresh sliced stalk and rub it on the undersides of my wrists and behind my ears like good perfume but it doesn’t work that way. Unfortunately the height of the scent is about 5-6 seconds after you cut it and then quickly evaporates into thin air. Gratefully you can capture the flavor and agua fresca is one of my favorite ways to do it. Agua frescas are Mexico’s gift to summer (they know a thing or two

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Apps, Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Popular, Recipes, Snacks

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

June 7, 2016
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Recipe

I’m trying my hardest to keep on top of life but I fear it is a losing battle. The move—while exciting—is starting to overwhelm in ways I had not expected. The kids seem particularly on edge or maybe it’s just me blaming their incessant neediness on the move when in reality they are just regular old kids who call my name ten thousand times a day for no reason whatsoever other than to hear the sound of their own voice. Or maybe it’s just that I’m ignoring them more than usual so I can actually pack a box (uninterrupted) or pull some weeds to keep my yard from looking like an abandoned property without having to stop every five seconds

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Popular, Recipes, Sandwiches

10 Recipes To Try This Week

June 5, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

Hiya! How’s your weekend going? I’m so happy you took a second to check in! Life’s a tad bit nuts for us at the moment, but all in the best possible way. We are frantically packing boxes, trying to find a place to live in California (anyone have a house they want to rent us? We make lovely tenants.) mulching the crap out of the yard so our house looks pretty enough to sell, and oh yeah, Armando’s been out of town for two weeks and the kids and I are performing in an original ballet next Saturday. What are you dealing with this week? If yours looks anything like mine you are going to love this week’s recipes; there’s

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Popular, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Popsicles

June 2, 2016
Mexican Chocolate Popsicle Recipe

Today my friend Meg from Beard + Bonnet is taking over the reigns because I’m too busy devouring chocolate popsicles and also because I asked her to kick off summer for us with one of her delicious gluten-free, vegan treats! I could not be more excited about what she came up with; fudgey vegan pops with a touch of chile and cinnamon that only take 10 minutes to put together, simply amazing, check it out! Don’t forget to hop over to her blog too for hundreds more incredible gluten-free recipes. -Kate Hi there all of you lovely ¡Hola! Jalapeño readers, it’s Meg from Beard and Bonnet again! I am so excited to share another recipe here with you today. Kate is one of

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes, Top

Slow Cooker Chilorio

May 31, 2016
Slow Cooker Chilorio Recipe

Chilorio resides in the long list of glorious things you can do with a pork butt. It is a cut of meat treasured for it’s ribbons of fat and succulent nature when cooked long and slow. Mexicans for centuries have done glorious things with this large muscle covering a pig’s rump and Chilorio is no exception. This slow-braised pork dish hails from the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Aside from Banda music and El Chapo, Chilorio is probably the most popular thing to come out of this narrow strip of Mexico. It is simmered with orange juice and a puree of chiles, onion, and spices. It is similar to carnitas in that it is normally cooked until the sauce has mostly

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Comida Latina, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try This Week

May 28, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

Hey! It’s Sunday, and even better, you don’t have to work tomorrow! They say summer starts tomorrow but as far as I’m concerned it started last Wednesday when my kids finished up their school year, and none too soon because guess what?!! We’re moving back to California!!!! (!!!!) (Extra exclamation points, can you tell I’m excited?) This picture is what I’m going to be like on the beach. “Get your own damn Sprite, kid.” I’m going to try my best to keep up with new recipes during the move but don’t be concerned if I drop off the face of the earth for a couple of weeks. I’ll be back, in a new kitchen, with new recipes just as soon

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Apps, Drinks, Mains, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Snacks

30 Memorial Day Recipes To Get You Through The Weekend

May 26, 2016
Memorial Day Recipes

  The long weekend is almost here!! You got plans? Whether your lounging by the pool or grilling in the backyard, I’ve got 30 recipes that you are going to love. From snacks to sweets these recipes are summer party ready, almost all can be made ahead, and most are pretty easy to pull off, leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the official kick-off to summer! Have a great weekend everybody!! Snacks Chili Lime Roasted Peanuts Roasted Red Pepper Black Bean Hummus Doritos Chicharrones de Harina {Vegan} Chips and Salsa Morita Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus   Drinks Blackberry Limonada Margarita Raspberry Prickly Pear Agua Fresca {Non-alcoholic} La Mulita Cocktail Pink Chia Lemonade {Non-alcoholic} Crushed Strawberry Margarita   Burgers Chorizo

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