Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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If you are a fan of lemonade, perhaps you’d like to try this version. It is fresh tasting and delicious. Use your favorite sweetener and serve over ice. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber, ends removed 1/4 cup water (to facilitate the blending process) 1 cup, fresh squeezed lime juice 1 1/2 cups sugar or sweeten to taste according to your preference. 8 cups cold water Instructions: – Blend the cucumber and 1/4 cups… Read More

  Tostones are very popular in Central and South America and are served with a variety of dipping sauces. My favorite one is simple to make. Serve tostones as an appetizer or alongside your favorite Latin dish like Pavellon Criollo, a traditional Venezuelan dish. Tostones: 2 green plantains, peeled and sliced into 1 inch thick slices cooking oil for frying Dipping Sauce: 1/4 cup light olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1… Read More

Jamaica is a popular drink in Mexico made from dried hibiscus flower. I gave the recipe my own twist and added fresh orange juice and it was absolutely delightful! If you are watching your waistline, try adding honey as a sweetener of choice instead of sugar. Cheers – Salud! Ingredients: 3/4 cups dried hibiscus flower 12 cups water, separated Juice of 4 oranges sugar to taste Instructions: – In a large pot,… Read More

Horchata is one of my favorite Mexican drinks. It reminds me of street festivals in Mexico where street vendors line the streets to sell delicious home-made treats. Makes approximately eight cups Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups hot water (for rice to sit in) 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cinnamon sticks sugar  (3-4 tablespoons) or adjust to your preference ground cinnamon for… Read More

I made individual pot pies with every intention to eat a single serving, however, after one taste of the delicious crumble topping, I couldn’t resist having seconds. You can make these using a muffin pan, like I did, or cupcake size pot pies for appetizers. Enjoy! Serves 6 muffin size pies Filling: 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded or cubed 1/2 cup cooked carrots cubed 1/2 cup cooked green beans or… Read More

Fideo is a popular soup served as a side or starter for many Mexican dishes but it can also be served as the main course with a flour tortilla or warm bread. It is very easy to make and a comfort food in many households including mine. Ingredients: serves approx. 4,  3/4 cup servings 1 cup fideo pasta 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic… Read More

  This is a dish popular dish in Central and South America and is prepared in many different ways depending on the region. I used russet potatoes for my version but you can also use plantain, or platano maduro, or cooked yuca, also known as cassava or manioc. All in all, the possibilities are endless! Makes approx. 18 stuffed potato balls depending on the size Ingredients: 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed… Read More

Rajas con crema is one of my favorite dishes to prepare when I’m entertaining a large crowd. It is a versatile topping that can be eaten in burritos, sandwiches, burgers, or served with tostada chips. Adding corn is optional but i recommend you do; the sweet corn kernels compliment the smokey and spicy flavors of the charred green peppers. Ingredients: 10 Hatch, green chile peppers 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels 1 –… Read More