Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Coconut rice is served alongside savory dishes across Latin America. Depending on the region, there will be slight variations in the cooking process but overall, it’s a simple to make side dish. This is not to be confused with another popular Latin American dessert also known as, arroz con coco or arroz con leche, which has raisins and other spices. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice  *(Read note below) 3/4 cup canned coconut milk ( you… 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

This salad is fresh, simple, and delicious. You can skip the walnuts and cranberries and just squeeze a lime and sprinkle some salt or accompany with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Serves 4 2 Large cucumbers 1 jicama 3 red apples 1/2 cup cranberries, raisins, or a mix of the two 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Peel the cucumber and jicama and slice Julienne style. Do the same to apples leaving the skin on… Read More