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A la Mexican rice

Although Mexican rice and Spanish rice are terms often used interchangeably, there are marked differences between the two dishes -- saffron and chilis. Spanish rice is … [Read more...]

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Coctel Adelita

It kicks. Seriously. Five shots of tequila and one shot of Kahlua, and, well... it should kick. It's a good thing that I took photos before I downed the glass of Coctel … [Read more...]

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In search of the real margarita

I'm a mojito girl. After my UP Law class held a reunion / testimonial dinner a year and a half ago, in some of the photos that came out on Facebook, I was referred to as "that … [Read more...]

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Arroz amarillo (yellow rice)

I've always been amazed at how the Italians have developed hundreds if not thousands of ways to serve their pasta just as the Chinese have countless recipes for noodles. Come … [Read more...]

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Bistec picado

If you're a blogger and you have Google Analytics (or something smilar) installed, you might have occasionally checked what the most popular pages on your blog are. In this … [Read more...]

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Arroz blanco (white rice)

It is a Mexican rice dish but arroz blanco is also found in the cuisines of many other South American and Caribbean countries. There are even some claims that the dish … [Read more...]

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Tequila cranberry cocktail

If you're looking for the easiest cocktail drink recipe ever, you just found it. Two parts tequila plus five parts cranberry juice plus ice cubes. But, surely, there's a … [Read more...]

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Pineapple margarita

If you're a long time reader, you'd know that my family never prepares a traditional noche buena. We stay away from "traditional" dishes because those retailers with no … [Read more...]

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Fish tacos, Asian style

I read that the term taco comes from a Spanish word meaning "light snack" but these overstuffed eight-inch tacos were anything but light. Speedy and I had one taco each and we … [Read more...]

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Holy guacamole burgers

After the burrito lunch at Ristras which left us feeling a little short on the meat experience, dinner was Mexican-inspired burgers. An alternative burger, actually, which … [Read more...]

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Chicken fajitas

They look like tacos. In fact, they are a variation of the taco. The distinguishing factor? Fajitas have a grilled meat filling. Traditionally, grilled skirt steak. Today, it … [Read more...]