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Snacks

Sautéed and Salted Gernika Peppers

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A Spanish pepper named after the Guernica town in Spain’s Basque region, similar looking to padrón chiles, with origins in the New World. That’s what these pretty little chiles are: Pimientos de Gernika. But I din’t travel to Spain to purchase them, I found them in my local grocery store. These were grown in Mexico. […]

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Jicama with Lime Juice and Tajin Chile Powder: The Only Mexican Snack You’ll Need This Summer!

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Jic-a-what? Let’s begin with the pronunciation, it is hee-kama. Jicama is a round, hard, watery root vegetable with Mexican origins — in fact the word “jicama” is a (Mexican) Spanish word. Though it was first discovered in what is modern day Mexico, jicama can now be found across other Central, South and North American countries […]

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Sunday Snapshots: Date Syrup and Clementines

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I’ve never been much of a snacker, which I think has been a good thing for my waistline, I much preferred eating 3 sensible meals a day. Over the past 6 months I’ve had to change that and introduce snacks into my daily routine to better control some health issues I’ve been having. Before on […]

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Dry Roasted and Salted In Shell Almonds

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This past week I had the chance to taste almonds in a different form: in their shell. Previously I had only seen photographs of almonds still in their shell and always hoped to come across them some day. Well, this past Wednesday was my lucky day. I’m no stranger to almonds, in fact they are […]

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Spicy Goat Cheese, Pecan and Paprika Shortbreads

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I have a weakness for French cheeses. This wasn’t always the case, in fact I used not like cheese very much. Being Mexican cheese is not something we eat often or much of. Contrary to the inaccurate impression many have about Mexican cuisine, you’ll find that in our authentic cookery cheese is using sparingly. Growing […]

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Spicy Potato Pie: Crustless and Gluten-Free

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I’ve preached about my love of potatoes so many times, so needless to say that when I find myself with too many of them it is never a bad thing. I try to get creative so that we don’t end up getting bored of potatoes — silly me that could never happen. This pie was […]

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Sunday Snapshots: Crispbread Crackers with Cheese and Cucumbers

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Are you a snacker? I tend not to be one. Instead I prefer to make sure I feel sated with my meals so I don’t have to snack in between them. Though I try it isn’t always easy to accomplish. Those days of course I end up reaching for a snack. When I reach for […]

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