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Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

These spiced plantain chips are a great snack to have around the house. In Latin America, plantain is used more like a potato replacement. Plantains are more starchy than regular bananas to which they are related and must be cooked before being eaten. This snack has a lovely sweet taste, which is balanced by the heat from the chili powder. They taste better if you cook them right before serving them. How to make spiced plantain chips: Cut off and…

Hibiscus-Cinnamon Tea- Te De Jamaica Y Canela

Hibiscus-Cinnamon Tea- Te De Jamaica Y Canela

I don't know how you feel about winter, but I am already tired of it. I want spring to come already, but we live in Minnesota and it is only February, so there is no chance for warmer weather for another few months. Because winters are so long around here, I have a huge collection of teas to keep me warm. Herbal teas are my favorite teas to drink. I love the fragrance of the plants and sometimes I just…

Mexican Pinto Bean Salad

Mexican Pinto Bean Salad with Jalapeño Pepper

Awesome recipe all year round, this recipe of Mexican pinto bean salad with jalapeno pepper is very easy to make. The salad is a good source of protein and fiber for all of us. I love beans in any form. I do not usually take shortcuts in my cooking, but I do have to confess that in terms of beans I buy the cans because they are a fast way to cook with. I prefer the organic ones, but if you don't…

Tinga De Pollo

Authentic Mexican Tinga de Pollo – Chicken in Chipotle Tomato Sauce

This is an authentic Mexican Tinga de Pollo- Chicken in Chipotle Tomato Sauce, a dish made with shredded chicken in a delicious tomato sauce and Chipotle chile in Adobo sauce. For the ones who never heard of Chipotle chiles before, here you have some information: Chipotle chiles. Basically, a Chipotle chile is a smoked dried jalapeño pepper. The recipe below uses Chipotle chiles in Adobo, and you can buy it in any grocery store that carries Mexican products. It is one of the…

Homemade Chicken Soup Mexican Style Caldo De Pollo2

Mexican Caldo de Pollo Or Chicken Soup Mexican Style

We love soups. I do not know about you, but there is no week in our household without a pot of soup that we enjoy for lunch or dinner. Also, we live in Minnesota where the winters are so cold that all we want to eat is homemade soup. This recipe of Mexican Caldo de Pollo or chicken soup Mexican style is one of our favorites and in heavy rotation from November to April. It has some incredibly devoted fans. The…

Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas Fajitas De Pollo9

Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo

Today we are going to prepare a delicious authentic Mexican chicken fajitas, or fajitas de pollo. One of the easiest dishes of the Mexican cuisine are the fajitas that are usually made with chicken, beef or shrimp. You can serve them on a sizzling cast iron plate (like in the restaurants), or you can serve them on a regular serving plate next to guacamole, limes, salsa and warm corn or flour tortillas, as tacos.  In Mexico, this dish is popular…

Authentic Mexican Picadillo8

Authentic Mexican Picadillo

I love this recipe because of the simplicity of it and the fact that it makes a great lunch or dinner, Mexican style. The flavors are great and also authentic for Mexico. This beauty will bring on your plate the flavors of "canela" or cinnamon, the sweetness of "pasitas" or raisins, and the acidity of a white wine added to the mixture. There are many recipes out there and everyone uses different ingredients based on the availability or the region of Mexico.…

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms2

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms

Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms is a wonderful recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any type of meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms would go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great tacos. To make the recipe you need only few ingredients. I like to  use chipotle in a can but if you don't have that, we will discuss it in…

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo-Authentic Mexican Recipes Ideas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Many of you around United States and Mexico celebrate today Cinco de Mayo. For the ones who do not know what Cinco de Mayo means, the day is a celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16. However, the day is a source…

Pico De Gallo With Tuna Traditional Mexican Recipe19

Pico De Gallo With Tuna-Traditional Mexican Recipe

Pico de gallo with tuna is a wonderful traditional Mexican recipe that I am very fond of.  It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy it very much. In Mexico, this recipe is served with saltines as chips are not very popular, but you can definitely have corn tortilla chips instead. How to make the Pico de Gallo with Tuna : Clean the vegetables(onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro) and set aside. Open the can of tuna and…

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