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29 December, 2015

Spanish Flan

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The Romans are said to have invented the culinary dish they called Flan. After hundreds of years being enjoyed by many cultures, Spain popularized flan as a sweet custard dessert made with caramelized sugar, and the Moors added citrus and almonds to the Flan. The Moors were Muslim inhabitants of Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the
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16 October, 2015

Mango Guacamole Chicken Salad

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This salad has flavors of the tropic’s, as it contains mango, avocado, and coconut sugar. It is a quick and easy recipe to prepare. Did you know that mangoes are eaten fresh more than any other fruit in the world? The mango has been around for some 4,000 years now, and it is biologically a close
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26 May, 2014

Quinoa Maya Chicken Bake

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This is a really delicious and healthy recipe. It’s made with quinoa, which is a whole grain rice grown in its natural environment, the Andes Mountains of Peru. The native soil and climate affect its taste, scent and texture. The Incas called quinoa “the mother of grain” and fed it to their warriors before battle.
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9 May, 2014

Tastes of Mexico with Pico de Gallo and Flour Tortillas

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Pico de Gallo is a typical chunky salsa of Mexican cuisine. When pico de gallo is served at a Mexican dinner table, it is usually accompanied with guacamole and sour cream. And is mostly served with quesadillas, tacos, and nachos. Pico de Gallo contains less liquid as compared to other salsas while retaining the same
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7 May, 2014

Wonderful Beverages From Mexico

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Splendid Recipes and More (SRandM) present’s another post with Norma our guest blog speaker on the Tastes of Mexico. If you missed the last three conversations with Norma link here and scroll to Speaker Norma spoke May. 4-8, 2014 on the Tastes of Mexico. Today Norma is going to present some great beverages from Mexico.
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6 May, 2014

Chicken Quesadillas

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Some would that there is really no need to follow a recipe to make quesadillas, an insanely deliciously yummy and very popular Mexican dish. It’s simple right? Just top a tortilla with cheese then fold it in half and cook until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted. But if you’re looking for some
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4 May, 2014

Mexican vs. Tex-Mex: What is the Difference?

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  Today we have a guest blog speaker who is a native Mexican who will speak to us on the Tastes of Mexico.  Our guest speaker is Norma and the owner of Splendid Recipes and More (SRandM) is interviewing her. SRandM: So how are you Norma? Norma: Fine thank you. I just want to say
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3 May, 2014

Tastes of Mexico

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What do you know about Mexico? Will did you know there are over 50 native tongues spoken today in rural locations. Spanish is the national language of Mexico. Mexico is also the most populated Spanish-speaking country in the world. What do you know about the avocado, tomatoes, and chocolate? Descendants of the Aztecs speak a
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14 April, 2014

Mexican Huevos Divorciados

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Mexican cuisine is a mix of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic food ingredients remain the same, or what is native to the culture, such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number
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8 April, 2014

Traditional Mexican Sopes

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The traditional sope is a recipe from Mexico. Through out Mexico (depending on the reign) sopes are prepared, using local ingredients and adding salsas and toppings, resulting in great regional variety. The distinctive characteristic of the sope is the pinched sides. Though there are also flat sopes resembling a thick tortilla or a tostada. The most common variation
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