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Aug. 18, 2012 11:23 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2012 1:02 pm
I would have expected that after 9 1/2 weeks in Mexico, that I would have been dying to eat anything but Mexican food. However when I arrived at home I discovered that I craved salsa verde with all of my meals, when I had previously chastised my father for drowning all of his food in it and I… MORE
Mexican Breakfast Pastries
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Salsa Verde
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Tostada de puerco con mole rojo
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Aug. 11, 2012 9:53 pm 
Chiles en nogada is a traditional Mexican dish served only around this time of year, during the peak of the walnut and pomegranate seasons. It consists of a green poblano pepper stuffed with ground meat (usually a mixture of pork and beef) and fruits, topped with a creamy walnut sauce and… MORE
Chiles en Nogada
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Aug. 8, 2012 9:25 am 
Updated: Aug. 26, 2012 8:06 pm
After combing through hundreds of recipes here in Mexico, it has become clear what some of the basic and ubiquitous seasoning ingredients are in Mexican cuisine. In the US I find myself using salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and basil as my go-to seasoning ingredients. Black pepper is… MORE
The basic seasoning ingredients
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Aug. 6, 2012 7:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2012 11:25 am
As a follow-up to a post from a few weeks ago, a lot of people have been asking me for a good recipe for salsa verde with avocado, so here it is: Ingredients: 1/3 of a pound of green tomatoes (about 4)1/4 of a white onion, coarsely chopped1 clove of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of chopped… MORE
Salsa Verde
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Ingredients for Salsa Verde with Avocado
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Jul. 30, 2012 12:20 am 
I have never been 100% comfortable with the though of consuming other living beings. Although my diet is far from vegetarian, the second I start to think of where my food comes from, I get grossed out (after all, ignorance is bliss, right?). I cook mostly vegetarian dishes because I can't… MORE
Shrimp eyes and salted fish in China
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Crema 
 
Jul. 28, 2012 5:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2012 9:51 pm
More common than sour cream in Mexico is crema. In many ways it is extremely similar; they have the same texture, color, and packaging, but they taste very differently. I really am not a fan of sour cream, but crema I could eat straight out of the tub with a spoon. Although the product… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 20, 2012 11:05 am 
I was recently asked to describe my kitchen here in Mexico. It is hard for me to visualize a 'typical' Mexican kitchen, seeing as I feel like there is much more variability in the architecture depending on your geographic location in the country and your socioeconomic status, than there is in… MORE
My Grandmother's Kitchen
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Jul. 18, 2012 10:52 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2013 11:19 pm
If you ask me what food I would choose to eat for the rest of my life if I could only eat one, without hesitation I would say AVOCADO! I think that I would even be happy about being forced to only eat avocados; I just love them that much. Rumor has it that it avocados actually supply fairly… MORE
Guacamole
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Salsa 
 
Jul. 13, 2012 10:37 am 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2012 9:28 am
Every meal in Mexico, no matter the time of day or the setting, is accompanied by at least two different types of salsa. The salsa that I am referring to has little to do with what most Americans think of as salsa, chopped tomatoes and cilantro with just a little bit of a kick. The salsas… MORE
Salsa Roja
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Raw Salsa Verde
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My Favorite: Salsa Verde with Avocado
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Jul. 12, 2012 4:53 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2012 7:48 pm
I always thought that lychees were a traditionally asian fruit; my father always buys lychee black tea in chinatown and I only really ever saw lychee on the dessert menus of asian restaurants. However, my stay in Mexico has taught me that lychees are also grown and enjoyed here; they are… MORE
Lychee
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Lichees II
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alinae

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Hi Everyone! My name is Alina and I am a college student from Philadelphia, PA. I started baking in high school and for the past two years have been cooking quick and easy meals in my dorm as well. I love following tons of cooking websites, blogs, and photo-journals online for inspiration, in addition to my mom's old cookbooks and her tried and true recipes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to make are roasted veggies. I like how easy they are to make, and how they can be added to almost anything or even eaten by themselves!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was younger I would always help my mom make fresh tortillas before dinner. I remember sitting on the counter next to the tortilla press, and rolling little spheres of dough between my palms. I felt so strong and grown up once I could actually hold down the press with enough force to make a proper tortilla.
My cooking triumphs
A few months ago I prepared a molten chocolate cake under the tutelage of a world-renowned chef. I was terrified of messing up, so I asked him a million questions and double-checked everything. However it turned out delicious, and he was so happy with the results that he gave me his secret recipe as a present afterwards!
My cooking tragedies
It took me a very long time to figure out how to scramble and fry eggs. Before that all of my attempts yielded either very under- or over-cooked eggs that were pretty gross.
 
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