Mexican Confetti eggs are an Easter tradition, in Mexico of course. They are also known as cascarones. It is a fun tradition the kids love.
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Mexican Confetti Eggs

Mexican Confetti eggs are an Easter tradition, in Mexico of course. They are also known as cascarones. It is a fun tradition that consists of smashing confetti filled egg shells on each others heads and letting the confetti wash over you. I…
This roasted romanesco with tarragon, olive and lemon is a healthy side dish to any meal. It is nutty and sweet, similar to cauliflower.
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Roasted Romanesco Tarragon and Olives

This roasted romanesco with tarragon, olive and lemon is a healthy side dish to any meal. Romanesco is the ultimate confused vegetable. Is it broccoli or is it cauliflower? It is known as romanesco cauliflower, broccoli romanesco,  or…
This recipe for vegan red lentil dahl has been adapted from an amazing book by Rebecca Katz called The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.
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Vegan Red Lentil Dahl

This recipe for vegan red lentil dahl has been adapted from an amazing book by Rebecca Katz called The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen. It is the perfect combination of sour, sweet, and salty. It is one of those dishes that bring true comfort.We…
Being a mom can sometimes be overwhelming and exhausting. Oh, and you can forget about that thing called sleep
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Being a Mom..

Being a mother can sometimes be overwhelming and exhausting. Oh, and you can forget about that thing called sleep. There are also the doubts and guilt that you can't help from feeling: " Am I being a good mother? Am I neglecting my husband?"…
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Prickly Pear Margarita

Have I mentioned I love tequila? I know some of you must be fighting back your gag reflex just thinking about tequila, but not me. Tequila and I go way back, but that's another story, preferably one told while drinking tequila. After you try…
A touching tribute to an amazing woman, Kihong Stone, on the Day of the Dead. The blending of two cultures and honoring the dead.
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Remembering Kihong Stone

When Dora first approached me about writing a piece about my mother, Kihong Stone,  I had some serious apprehensions.  Her passing in May of 2010 is still a fresh wound.   Last year Dora put up an altar of her grandfather in the Mexican…
The Day of the Dead Festival Oceanside California is a community event that celebrates the Mexican tradition with music, food, dance, altars
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Day of the Dead Festival Oceanside

There's a Day of the Dead festival in Oceanside every year, and no, it's not a convention of the Walking Dead or related to Halloween at all, as you might think. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of life and a mocking of death. Aztec…
This salsa molcajeteada combines pan roasted tomatoes, garlic, and peppers to make a spicy and hearty salsa. They are pureed in a molcajete.
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Salsa Molcajeteada

It seems every time I go home I see Mexico in a different light. Last time it was Christmas and everything seemed so beautiful under the twinkling lights, our traditions so rich, and our heritage great. This time, under the sweltering heat…