Coconut Vegetable Curry

The night before our little meatless project we burst into giggles wondering what in the world we were going to eat. Our fridge was packed with all kinds of vegetables, yet it seemed empty without all the cheese, yogurt, and beef to take up space....more

Whole Wheat Bread

Sweet Potato Hash & a Blood Orange Margarita

It’s dawned on me that this is supposed to be a recipe blog and I just haven’t been posting enough recipes. Speaking about recipes, I’m in love with a new recipe site, it’s called Foodily....more
Mmmm sweet potato hash. I should make that.more

Focusing on Ingredients: Blood Orange

Winter is here, well sort of. It’s nice and sunny in SoCal, while snow is beginning to fall on the East coast. The farmer’s markets are still up and running, and on our most recent visit we saw plenty of produce. So there’s no reason to feel the winter blues when you can find mustard greens, swiss chard, rapini, parsnips, turnips, beets, carrots, kale, oranges, tangerines, blood oranges, grape fruits, and cabbage….just to name a few....more

Missing Mexico

I’ve been back in Cali for a couple of days now, we’re back on our old schedule and getting on with our everyday lives. Yet, something happens every time I come back from a trip home, my heart starts to ache. It aches for my family, for myself, for how life without them can be isolating and lonely. This is why I want to do one more post about Mexico before the fleeting images disappear into my memory. Wow! I didn’t mean to start this post so depressingly....more

Three Kings Day ( Dia de Reyes)

Today is the last day of Christmas. Also known as the feast of the Epiphany, Three Kings Day or Dia de Reyes. In Mexico, as I had mentionedbefore, this means that children receive gifts from the Reyes Magos (Magi) instead of Santa....more

The Beauty of Mexico


Mexican Christmas Traditions

We´re finally here. Eight hours traveling with a squirmy toddler would test anyone’s patience, but being with my family again makes it so worth it. One of the greatest things about Christmas is tradition, making new ones and reliving old ones. Traditions are a simple way of transmitting our values and our culture, making us part of history, thus becoming the glue between the past and the present. ...more

Sour Cream Drop Cookies