Breakfast in a Glass: Strawberry & Oats Liquado

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Waaaaay before the whole smoothie thing even began Latin America was gulping down blended milky, fruity, frothy drinks for breakfast (and as a middle-of-the-day-I-need-something-sweet-to-help-me-savor-the-day kind of drink).  Anyone and everyone used to whip up milk, sugar, oats and any fruit you can get your hands on (strawberries, mango, papaya, banana, pineapple.  If it could fit in a blender it belonged in a liquado). Continue reading

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Huevos Rancheros Florentine: Yup. I. Went. There.

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What are good Saturday morning breakfast ideas while trying to decide whether to face the cold, rainy, foggy world or stay indoors wrapped up in a blanket?  Two favorite options of mine: Huevos Rancheros and Eggs Florentine.  Two distinct dishes, both very tasty treats.  But you shouldn’t eat both at the same time, right?  Well maybe you should.  Hmmm.  I decided to combine the two and create one egg dish filled with hints of both. Continue reading

Atol-atte (Dark Chocolate and Coffee Atole) & Buñuelos

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Traditional Latin American Christmas favorites vary from country to country.   However, almost all Latin American countries have some sort of sweet, hot beverage and crispy, crunchy, sugary desserts perched on the stovetop ready to go during the month of December.  Atole reigns throughout Mexico and Central American countries.  Continue reading

Spinachy Green Chilaquiles

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Regulation chilaquiles consist of tortillas (or chips), eggs, salsa and cheese.  A Mexican breakfast staple I prefer mine for dinner.  My version is not as heavy with the addition of spinach and roasted red peppers to balance out the eggs and fried chips.  Who can resist spinach, roasted reds and eggs smothered in tangy tomatillo salsa and slightly salty Oaxaca cheese? Continue reading