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Chorizo con Papas {Potatoes with Chorizo}

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Another Mexican Twist on Thanksgiving!

Brrr… It’s two days before Thanksgiving and we’re already dealing with snow storms in Ohio. Luckily we don’t have to go far to celebrate the holiday with our loved ones, but to those who do, travel safe and good luck!

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Chorizo con papas

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Simple Garlic-Sesame Salad Dressing – {With Kale Salad}

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Simple Garlic-Sesame Salad Dressing – {With Kale Salad}

This vegan-friendly dressing will make you want to eat kale for dessert… well almost!

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Yield: Dressing, 1/2 cup | Salad, 8 – 10 servings

Garlic & Sesame Dressing with Fresh Pink Pepper

Garlic-Sesame Dressing with Fresh Pink Pepper

If you’re a Whole Foods frequenter, like me, you’re probably familiar with their Garlicky Kale salad. Which I’ve been a fan of for quite some time. And I’ve been wanting to try and make a similar version at home. When I searched around I noticed Whole Foods posted their recipe version here. But when I compared that recipe to the ingredients list on the buffet display at the store, I realized that some of the ingredients were different. So I experimented  a couple different ways and came up with this light, easy and flavorfule concoction that you’ll be able to enjoy on all your fresh greens. You’ll notice the pink pepper flakes in the pictures, which come from the fresh ground pink peppercorns I bought at the awesome shop Bazaar Spices, discovered while on my recent trip to the Union Market in DC. More on this amazing spice and the cool vendors at Union Market later… Read the rest of this entry

Grilled Corn on the Cob and Other Mexican Street Foods

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On a typical school day in Mexico City a parent has two enemies, the traffic and the street food cart! When we were kids, my siblings and I would beg my parents to buy us one of the many assortments of snacks sold on these carts, like the corn on the cob. Strategically positioned outside of schools, metro stops, and other family-friendly areas, the street snack carts offer a wide assortment of delicious goodies “But you have to watch for cleanliness” — my dad would warn, gel hand sanitizer wasn’t a thing back then…

One of my favorite  snacks was the “elote” (corn on the cob), served warm and smothered in mayonnaise or Mexican cream and sprinkled with lime, chili powder and queso fresco or sometimes parmesan cheese.

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