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Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home

by Spicie Foodie on December 15, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

Happy Sunday amigos! Today I will be sharing a few snapshots of foods from my new home. Enjoy!

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

After a little sunbathing we stopped for a snack; we started out with a couple of Dos XX or Dos Equis beers. (The beer is pronounced dose-EH-keys.) It isn’t a new beer to me, but it is the first time I’ve enjoyed one on the beach.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

Nearly all restaurants and cafes bring their guest freshly made chips, called totopos, and their house salsas. Habanero peppers are king here so, one of the salsas is always made with them — don’t worry you can ask for less spicy ones too; we like the extra hot ones though!

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

These two yummy foods you see above originate in the Yucatan Peninsula. They are salbutes and panuchos, basically they are a type of corn tortilla that is either stuffed and/or topped with different ingredients — but not exactly like a taco nor a tostada. I am still learning about them and will be sharing recipes sometime soon.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

This was my first shrimp quesadilla — ever. Quesadillas in Mexico are quite different than the ones in America. The main difference is that in Mexico they are made with corn masa or corn tortillas as opposed to the popular use of flour tortillas in the States. We also tend to keep the fillings and toppings simpler; for example, this is a shrimp quesadilla and it only contains cheese, shrimps and the drizzle of hot sauce I added. In some American restaurants quesadillas are usually served with sour cream, guacamole, salsa and sometimes even lettuce and other veggies are added to the plate. I prefer the simpler way.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

This morning I ate my yogurt differently than I usually do, I topped it with fresh guava and a (large) drizzle of cajeta. This wasn’t the healthiest way to eat yogurt but definitely one of the tastiest.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be able to buy poblano peppers, serano peppers, Hass avocados and zucchini like these.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

These are tinny bananas.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

And here they are next to normal sized bananas. Aren’t they cute? The taste is the same, but perhaps a bit more sweetness in the small ones. I love bananas!

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

Of course I have to share some beach photos with you.:) Here is one of the piers right before sunset.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

I love that every time we go to the beach these little guys are close by. This birdie looked so peaceful watching the sunbathers and waves coming in.

Sunday Snapshots: New Foods In My New Home by @SpicieFoodie

By far my favourite activity these days…

Thanks for stopping by today, come back tomorrow for Meatless Monday. Have a beautiful Sunday!
 
 

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1 Rosa December 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Great food and gorgeous place!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Thank you Rosa!

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3 Ramona December 15, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Okay… can I say I’m jealous already? We are having snow and freezing rain here and you are living in paradise. Your life is a Jimmy Buffet song (Margaritaville). Enjoy my birthday twin…maybe some of your sun rays will come this way. :)

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4 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Hehe, I’m sorry Ramona. I don’t mean to brag, it’s just pretty nice to not have to be experiencing another cold winter.:)

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5 Monique December 15, 2013 at 7:52 AM

A couple of weeks ago i was enjoying the beach!
This morning already many inches have fallen durig the night and it is swirling about~
These are lovely photos..love the pier!

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6 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Wow, the weather can really change so fast. Thank you Monique!

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7 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun December 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Nice to have you home. I can imagine how lovely it is for you to have your own comfort food again. And is there anything better than the smell of the nixtamal of freshly prepared corn masa? I don’t think so. In fact, I think I’ll pop out for a fresh tamal right now! Welcome home, Nancy.

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8 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I can’t tell you how nice and how much I had been looking forward to all the comfort food from my childhood. Yes, there is no better smell! Thanks so much Victoria, enjoy a tamalito for me too;)

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9 John@Kitchen Riffs December 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Beer on the beach is always a good thing. ;-) Terrific pictures – thanks.

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10 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Thank you John!

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11 Joanne T Ferguson December 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM

G’day! Great food and very relaxing Nancy through your photos, true!
Always enjoyable experiencing what you you do!
Cheers! Joanne

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12 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Thanks so much Joanne!

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13 yummychunklet December 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Everything looks delicious!

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14 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

It was pretty tasty. Thanks;)

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15 Eha December 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Beautiful photos of food and an atmosphere so different from Prague . . . hmmm, that must be a very tasty beer :) ! Oh, will be looking forwards to your Mexican recipes and do love those beach photos: what glorious colours of the sea . . .

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16 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Thank you Eha! I’m looking forward to sharing loads of authentic Mexican recipes…soon!:)

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17 Mindy December 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Wow. Looks like heaven on earth to me!

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18 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

It’s pretty amazing and I’m so lucky! Thanks Mindy:)

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19 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM

So beautiful – I have always wanted to live in a beach paradise. I am enjoying all of your photos and stories!

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20 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You should move Alyssa:) Thank you!

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21 LaReesa December 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I cannot contain my extreme jealousy. My mouth is watering — chips and salsa with dos equis? and i LOVE corn tortillas and definitely prefer them to flour (more flavor, better texture). i’ll be watching closely for your new recipes :) can’t WAIT. and the beach and fresh veggies … it’s currently -15F in minnesota so thanks for the quick reminder that sunshine exists :)

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22 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Brrr can’t say that I’m missing snow or winter weather yet — maybe some day. Hehe! Thank you LaReesa;)

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23 Phong Hong December 16, 2013 at 4:20 AM

Hi Nancy! Looks like you are living in paradise!

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24 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I can’t complain:)

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25 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today December 16, 2013 at 4:58 AM

Tiny bananas are cute and so delicious. It’s not that easy to find them in Europe, but I do my best. Beautiful place.

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26 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I never saw them the whole time I lived in Europe — too bad!

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27 Ash-foodfashionparty December 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The place looks so good and bright. The food doesn’t look bad either. I remember eating those bananas in India, love them.

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28 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Aren’t they good?:)

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29 Suzanne Perazzini December 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM

What a beautiful place you live in now. I love living by the sea. But you must miss Prague, I am sure.

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30 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Yes, I remember your photos from your sea “backyard”, so you know how amazing it is to live near the water. There are things I will miss but right now I’m quite happy!:)

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31 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I am now craving a shrimp quesadilla! Beautiful photos, that beach truly looks like paradise!

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32 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Wish I could invite you over for one, Laura. Thank you:)

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33 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz December 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

So so jealous of everything. Yes corn tortillas are so much better. Are you sure you do not want to come vist? We just had 25 cm of snow and with the wind factor the Celcisu temp right now is -28!

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34 Spicie Foodie December 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Oh you are so sweet to invite me for a visit, Evelyne. Nah, that is way more cold than I can handle. Lol:)

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35 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 20, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I’m SO moving in with you! :D I wish I can say “that’s my home”!!!!! Your shrimp quesadilla and your new home. I’m just very jealous today. Hee hee!

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36 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Oh my, that water! I want to dive in…

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37 mjskit December 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

You really know how to make a girl jealous. :) What an absolutely lovely place to live! I’m so happy for you Nancy! I’d be right there with you – hanging on the beach, drinking beer and eating these delicious foods!

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