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Jicama – Cool as a … Tuber?

Summer Jicama treat

Summer. Yummy fruits, vegetables fresh from the garden, a tall glass of iced tea and life couldn’t get better. It’s the simple pleasures.So I’d like to share with you a few of my simple summertime menu ideas! First let’s consider this amazing and often forgotten vegetable that you can find in almost any Latino Grocery. Light and sweet tasting, it’s sure to be a sensation at your next summer party. Jicama also has a long list of health benefits: Low on the glycemic index — contains oligofructose insulin; great for keeping blood sugars stable. High in soluble dietary fiber —.helps lower chances of colon cancer. High in Vitamin C — one serving has 44% of the recommended daily dose. High in minerals — copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron. Low calorie and filling! You can cook with it or eat it raw. My family normally eats it raw. Here’s one of our favorite ways to prepare it: Sources: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/jicama.html http://foodfacts.mercola.com/jicama.html You can cook with this legume, or eat it raw. We normally eat it raw in the way listed below: Voila! The the finished product. Now let’s get started! You’ll need the following ingredients: Jicama Salt Cayenne Lime   Jicama…
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Tinga from Guanajuato Chicken with Chipotle and Bay Leaf

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There are certain flavors in this recipe if you forget them, you miss them: bay leaves and chipotle.  This recipe freezes well. If you have any left, that is. This came to my house via my sister-in-law from the region of Guanajuato. She gave me the recipe years ago and since then it has become a household favorite. This is probably my favorite recipe of all the ones I have learned over the years. By the way, this recipe can easily be converted into a vegan/vegetarian meal. Just don’t add the chicken and use a faux chicken broth. I break my ingredients down into three compartments because I do this from memory at this point and it helps when I’m shopping for the ingredients. Yes, I have forgotten ingredients. Bugger to have to go back out for something, isn’t it? Ingredients: 1. The white mix: Chicken  Salt to taste  Onion, quartered Garlic smashed  Water to boil chicken Bay leaves Onion Olive oil Cabbage 2. The Red mix: Tomato Chipotle chiles -San Marcos has our preferred flavor.  Chicken broth (from cooking your chicken) 3. The finale: Tostadas  Sour Cream Salt to taste Salsa Chipotle Chile I had frozen from a previous…
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Power packed chia and limon.

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Have you heard about the superfood Chia? I can’t believe you wouldn’t know it via Ch-ch-ch-chia pet… Yes, that one! It’s a pet and a superfood all in one. This great little seed is fantastic in Lime water. It expands when soaked and it tastes good. My kids at first were curious. What is this gelatinous mass floating in my water? Then they saw their Papi down three big glasses and they were hooked.  Brings him back to his childhood. Yes, I agree. My mother-in-law also taught me about chia in my lime water, too. I think I finished the whole carafe myself and she had to make more. We do carry it in Supermercado Mexico! It can also be found in health food stores and on line. Ingredients: Sugar Water Limes Chia Chia, my friend. Picking out the limes to wash and cut. Washed and cut limes. We quarter them so they give more juice. Water collector guy. Squeezing with all her might. Divine Drink There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.