Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Tacos de Nopal are very popular throughout Mexico during the spring. There are various ways to prepare them and this is one of my favorites.

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Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish and one of my favorite dishes to have for breakfast on special occasions. They taste great with a sprinkle of queso fresco and finely chopped onions but I in my home, we always top ours off with an over-easy egg. You can’t go wrong with that! The sauce is made from roasted and dried red chile pods and is the same sauce you use for other… Read More

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

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

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

Calientitos, or Ponche Navideño, is a drink commonly prepared during the holiday season specifically Christmas. The aroma of this punch while is simmers on the kitchen stove is hypnotizing.  With the blend of exotic fruits, cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane, this punch is sure to entice your guests and is the perfect drink to serve after a holiday feast. Set some aside for the children; they will love digging into the cup to… Read More