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What to expect at a Latin Wedding

What to expect at a Latin Wedding

Got an invitation to your friends wedding and you have to travel to central or south America, better yet at home but you know the wedding will have a latin spin. Here is what any Gringo needs to know. First off prepare for a late start time a matter what the invitation says the wedding is […]

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  November 22, 2016   No comments
Papaya Juice

Papaya Juice

Make your own fresh Papaya Juice, it’s not as hard as it sounds. The smooth tropical flavor the papaya juice over ice will keep you sipping. This morning I woke up craving that papaya juice I had everyday in Mexico on my last trip. Figuring out how to cut the fresh papaya was the hardest […]

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  November 21, 2016   No comments
Tour a Latin Grocery Store

Tour a Latin Grocery Store

From the outside let’s face it, much to be desired. A look inside Latin Grocery store brought to you by Gringa Chef. Compared to its counterparts the big box stores it doesn’t look big enough to have what you need. Inside however the latin grocery stores are a true gem in the rough. The guide […]

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  November 13, 2016   No comments
The Lentil that saved my Life and will save yours

The Lentil that saved my Life and will save yours

My journey with the humble lentil began after rowing practice close to 20 years ago. Starving teenager went over to a teammates house, Abuela “grandma in Spanish” Yolanda had made brown mushy pot of lentils with coined hog dogs swimming around in it. To my gringa eyes I didn’t know what to think but my […]

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  October 30, 2016   No comments

Lentils

Lentils are the quickest, easiest beans on the planet to cook. The most filling, satisfying, and humble meal option. Lentils can be eating as a main dish as the center of your meal or as a side dish. follow my recipe below to get it right every time, the simplicity of ingredients and speed of […]

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  October 30, 2016   No comments
THE Green Sauce

THE Green Sauce

There are many green sauce recipes, I promise you this is the one! Tases good with any kind of meat, eggs, veggies, sandwich. I could really eat this on anything. Be the star at your next dinner, BBQ with this amazing green sauce Print Recipe THE Green Sauce Tangy, sweet herb based sauce you will […]

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  September 9, 2016   No comments
Paloma

Paloma

Paloma simple yet delicious drink worth ordering or making at home. I was first introduced to the Paloma in Cancun because I was over the sweet margarita and tourists drinks normally would get a resort. The local bartender used swirt a brand of soda a lot like fresca. Basically a grapefruit base. The citrus tequila […]

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  September 1, 2016   No comments
Chimichurri

Chimichurri

This amazing green sauce, is the best addition to any dish. Print Recipe Chimichurri green sauce to go with beef or really anything Course Sauces Prep Time 10 Cook Time 0 Servings Ingredients 1 T olive oil1 bunch Parsley chopped1 pinch lemon zest grated1 clove garlic minced1 pinch salt1 pinch pepper1 tsp lemon juice Course […]

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  August 27, 2016   No comments
How to Survive a Latin party

How to Survive a Latin party

 I will never forget the first party where I was the only gringa (non spanish speaking) I really had no idea what to expect the culture shock I experienced just a few blocks away from my house in the US. Here are some tips that would have really helped me through my first latin party. […]

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  May 25, 2016   No comments