They say variety is the spice of life, which is why you probably don’t order the same thing from the same restaurant again and again. It is also why you try new products, buy new ingredients, and use new recipes. Why should it be any different with your Thanksgiving meal? It’s time to take a step away from the traditional and make some new memories with some new twists on old favorites. Below you will find some great recipes around which to build a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving dinner, one with both a little bit of heat and a lot of heart.
The Day of the Dead is right around the corner. This Mexican celebration takes place November 1st through the 2nd. During the Day of the Dead festivals in Mexico, families celebrate and welcome the deceased into their homes. They decorate alters and grave sites with food, flowers, alcohol, trinkets, and sugar skulls. These gifts are presented to the dead, because families believe that happy spirits will watch over them and bring them good fortune in the coming year. [Read more…]
So you’re on the hunt for the perfect bite-sized Mexican snack. Well, it just so happens that we’ve found three amazingly satisfying Mexican finger foods that’ll have your taste buds begging for more. [Read more…]
Mexico is a diverse country indeed. While many different cultures have influenced the social fabric of Mexico, there are still certain traditions and customs that live on, even beyond the country’s boundaries. [Read more…]
If you’re interested in Mexican culture, here’s a mix of interesting and practical tips that could enrich your visit. [Read more…]
Avocado is the main ingredient in guacamole. But did you know that there is more to avocado than just the tasty snack that we eat with multiple servings of tortilla chips? We can use avocado in desserts, body scrubs, and even as conditioning treatments in our hair! [Read more…]
Chocolate is one of the coveted foods today. Chocolate can fix a bad mood, provides energy, and contains iron. Did you know that during pre-Colombian times, chocolate was not eaten, but it was drunk? The Mayans and Aztecs added vanilla and herbs to the chocolate drink to make it less bitter. Once the Europeans arrived with sugar, chocolate evolved. Adding cinnamon was next. Nowadays, people use chocolate in all sorts of forms, especially in desserts. [Read more…]
Many traditional Mexican dishes are filled with beef, poultry, and pork, but the cuisine’s bold flavors come from its fresh spices and herbs. This allows for many dishes to be interchangeable with vegetarian fillers instead. All it takes are the right adjustments with vegetables, tofu, or beans to swap out the meat. With the right ingredients, you can make delicious vegetarian Mexican recipes right at home. If you’re looking to recreate your favorite south-of-the-border dishes, these vegetarian Mexican recipes still provide you with the protein and nutrients without the meat. [Read more…]
If you have always dreamed of making a Mexican meal, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some authentic Mexican recipes to fulfill that desire. The best part about these recipes is that you do not have to be a gourmet chef; they are actually quite easy to make. Below are recipes for every course of your Mexican meal. You will love how simple they are, and your family and friends will love how delicious they taste.
Queso is a Mexican snack that can be enjoyed for many different occasions. The Spanish word “queso” translates into English as the word cheese. Queso is a melted cheese dip that is usually served with tortilla chips. Whether you are having a party, a barbeque, or you are just craving this cheesy dip, these four recipes are sure to please.