A Delicious Twist: Mexican Lasagna

Do you want to try something new, make something a little out of the ordinary? Well, it’s a little tricky, but when done right Mexican Lasagna is a perfect change of pace dish!

Before getting into the details, you should know the name “Mexican Lasagna” is a little misleading. The dish did not actually originate in Mexico, but was the creation of Mexican food enthusiasts in the United States. The dish is also not at all a lasagna; although the two look similar, they do not actually share any of the same ingredients. Mexican Lasagna is more of a casserole than anything.

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3 Steps For Healthy Mexican Food

3 Steps For Healthy Mexican FoodIt might surprise you to learn that the food of the original inhabitants of Mexico was almost entirely vegetarian and fat-free. Influence from Spain inspired the use of ingredients like lard (solidified pork fat). American cooks further popularized preparing Mexican dishes loaded with fatty ground red meat and cheese.

Your favorite Mexican food can still be healthy by making simple substitutions. These recipes for healthy Mexican food go easy on the dairy and use fresh vegetables, lean protein, and fiber-rich beans to get the same great taste with less saturated fat and calories. [Read more…]

Things To Do In Mexico

Things To Do In Mexico

Tulum Mayan Ruins Overlooking the Caribbean Sea

If you’re thinking about visiting Mexico, you might automatically think of crowded beaches in Cancun. However there’s a long list of things to do in Mexico that you might not know about. From the culture to the nature, there’s a vast array of opportunities for you to explore. You just have to decide what you have time for!

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How to Make Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Many Mexican dishes call for the ingredient “chipotles in adobo sauce”, or some variation on this, which makes otherwise mild dishes into flavorful, spicy delights. While one can find this ingredient in regular grocery stores, nothing is better than making your own fresh at home. [Read more…]

Taco Bar Ideas for Your Next Party

Nothing makes feeding people at a party easier than making a buffet. There’s less clean-up, and you can prepare everything ahead of time so that you don’t have worry about timing all of the courses correctly. You can even make it into a potluck so as to save yourself time and money. Plus, picky eaters or those with special diet restrictions will be able to create their own meals with the ingredients that they want. [Read more…]

The Story Behind Mexican Paper Flowers

Paper flowers play a large role in Mexican folk art. Mexican paper flowers are easily distinguished from other paper flowers because of their vibrant colors and meticulous craftsmanship. The flowers come in a variety of types and sizes, each with its own story and symbolism. [Read more…]

Down Where It’s Better: Shrimp Tacos

You’ve probably had a fish taco at least once in your life, but what about a shrimp taco? Seafood has always been a light and refreshing alternative to traditional meat, rice, and beans fare. Bite-sized with a firm crunch, shrimp make a great pairing with crisp vegetables either cooked plain or grilled with spices. Below is a great recipe from Food Network Kitchen for shrimp with a chipotle heat and a cooling avocado salsa verde, usable either on the stovetop or grill. [Read more…]

The Perfect Panuchos Recipe

Looking for a zesty alternative to cheese and crackers? Paunchos are small bites that will have your taste buds swirling and your dinner guests begging for return visit. Panuchos are small, handmade tortillas topped with a variety of tasty treats and are a favorite in the Yucatan. This recipe from Melinda Lee is the perfect recipe for six peopl.! Although they are small, they pack a huge flavor punch that you will not soon forget! [Read more…]

What is Mole Sauce and What Does it Taste Like?

The term “mole” (MOE- lay) encompasses a wide variety of sauces used in Mexican cooking. Many have over 20 ingredients with flavors that range from bittersweet to spicy; and consistency that can be soupy or thick like barbeque sauce. Most mole sauces are brown and combine unique flavors such as hot peppers and chocolate.  [Read more…]

The Best Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

There is never a wrong time to hold a celebration, and one of the more popular celebrations in the United States is Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the fifth of May, is a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican culture. The event stems from Mexican victory over the French during the American Civil War. Interestingly enough, the event is more popular in the U.S. than in Mexico. Regardless of where you are, however, we have the best ways to celebrate the occasion with friends, family, and the community. [Read more…]