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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. 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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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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fish waiting to be fried
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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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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. 9, 2012 3:22 pm 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 9:33 am
Yesterday my cousin invited some friends and family over to his place for lunch. Although I didn't make it in time to accompany him to the market, where he bought tons of super fresh ingredients, I did make it in time to help cook. The menu included a pineapple and jicama salad, shrimp… MORE
Friends&Family
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Figs drizzled with caramel ice cream
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Huitlacoche and corn filling for stuffed poblano peppers
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Jul. 2, 2012 9:56 pm 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 10:30 am
Buying groceries in Mexico used to be very different than in the US. I grew up in the suburbs where my mom would go to both the nearest grocery store and Costco once a week to stock up on everything that our family could possibly need. Sure we always had a great cereal selection, but the… MORE
Cheesemonger
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Beets
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Fruit Stand
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alinae

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May 2012

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

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Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
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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