My name is Kate Ramos and ¡Hola! Jalapeño is where I share my take on Mexican-inspired food. ¡Hola! Jalapeño is a true expression of my life in the kitchen: Midwestern memories mixed with Spanish flavors, a bit of California sunshine and lots of Mexican soul. If you love Mexican food recipes, then this is your spot!
These are healthy Mexican recipes for a new generation of Americans. Those who are living global lives and who care as much about preserving ancestry as they do about creating a new way of life for themselves and their multicultural families. The results are vibrant recipes that are based in the Mexican pantry but influenced by my background as a chef and over two decades of experience in the kitchen.
I spent many years as a chef, food editor, and recipe developer exploring different cuisines and cooking styles but it wasn’t until I fell in love and married a devastatingly handsome Mexican man that I simultaneously fell in love with Mexican food, culture, and cooking. Sharing these Mexican food recipes with pictures with you over the years has been a wonderful learning experience as my knowledge of this vast cuisine grows.
My goal is to create easy Mexican dishes that merge authentic ingredients and flavors with modern preparations; embracing the fresh, healthy, simple cooking that is at the root of traditional Mexican cuisine.
I want my kids to grow up being lovers of Mexican culture and in my world that starts at the table.
You can find more of my recipes and stories by clicking the links below. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shape Magazine/ Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
6-Page Feature in May 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens
Elle España/ Low Alcohol Cocktails
Better Homes and Gardens/ Secret-Ingredient Homemade Ice Creams
AOL.com/Soft Ricotta Banana Bread
How Sweet Eats/Currently Crushing On
The Lemon Bowl/20 Healthy Chicken Marinades for Grilling Season
Food Faith Fitness/30+ Whole 30 Weeknight Dinner Recipes
Joyful Healthy Eats/Best Patriotic Recipes For 4th of July
The Roasted Root/53+ Healthy No-Bake Desserts
The Cookie Rookie/30 Sandwich Recipes
The Cookie Rookie/30 Pasta Salads
AOL.com/Mint and Melon Margaritas
The Cookie Rookie/38 Popsicles and Frozen Treats
Parade’s Community Table/16 Ways to Make Meatloaf
BuzzFeed Food/Unusual Margaritas
Food Faith Fitness/Gluten-Free Avocado Recipes
Oh My Veggies/ 30 Vegan Holiday Treats
Cosmopolitan/Gorgeous Pasta Salads
Community Table/Breakfast Casseroles You Have To Try
Better Homes and Gardens/Updated Childhood Lunch Favorites