Tag archive for gluten-free

~ Horchata Poderosa! (Power Horchata) Mexican Style

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Horchata is a drink known around the world, and it has been traveling from culture to culture for the last 4,000 years or so. In Mexico, it is one of a variety of drinks

~ Cuban Avocado and Pineapple Salad

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Ensalada de Aguacate y Piña al Estilo Cubano Cuba is not a country big on eating vegetables, so this salad is pretty famous as “Cuba’s salad.”  However, I have changed a few things to add

~ Yang Chow Fried Rice (Pescatarian Style)

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      I think my fascination with fried rice started when I was a toddler and my parents took me to the Kon Tiki Ports restaurant. It was a Polynesian wonderland tucked inside of the Sheraton

~ My Favorite PB & “J” Smoothie

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I have always loved peanut butter and jelly, and back in my “chubbier days,” I used to slather it on steamy French toast and enjoy that melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Don’t try this, either because you are

~ Green Mango Lassi Smoothie

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A Mango Lassi is a  sweet, thick and popular drink served at most Indian restaurants. As I sip one at Bombay Cafe on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, I can’t help but feel

~ Green Tomatillo Table Salsa

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Green tomatillo salsa with cilantro and onion is one of my favorite salsas to make because it is so versatile. If you make it thick, it can be used between layers of stacked enchiladas

~ Tequila-Thai Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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If two cusines ever fused brilliantly, they would have to be Thai and Mexican. So many ingredients are shared between these distinct styles of cooking, so bringing them together seems almost inevitable. That’s what

~ Mom’s Huevos Revueltos con Nopalitos (Prickly Pear Scrambled Eggs)

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I grew up in the Sonoran Desert, where Saguaros, Jumping Cholla, Barrel Cacti and Prickly Pear dotted the foothills. The Saguaros, with arms reaching toward the sky, were wise, gnarled and grandfatherly, providing homes

~ Calabacitas Pancakes

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One of my favorite side dishes has always been calabacitas, or for a more descriptive name, calabacitas con elote, or as we used to say in Arizona, squash and corn. I’ve tasted it made

~ Fresh Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Salad

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You can find a salad similar to this on the menus of many restaurants, and if the ingredients are as fresh as if you just picked them from the garden, it will taste delicious.