Chocolate Amaranth Cereal with Cinnamon Soy Milk

    Who doesn’t love cereal and milk in the morning?.  But the problem with a lot of brands is that they’re often hiding white sugar and vegetable oil within.  Those are two things I don’t want in my morning routine.  What do I want? I want crunchy, crispy, chewy, grainy, slightly sweet, and filling. …

Agua de Chia

    Watch out…here it comes…Blanket Beverage Statement: Mexicans have got non-alcoholic refreshing summer beverages down better than anyone else in the world!!!   Take the U.S. for example: we have our numerous teas, smoothies, milkshakes, icees, and soft drinks, sure.  And at home we are masters at concocting frilly fruity delights, but when it comes…

Strawberry-Pineapple Chia Jam

  Strawberries and Pineapples.  What a marvelous combination: sweet, a little tangy at times, and terribly satisfying.  My cravings for sweet are boundless, so I need to keep healthy and homemade options around at all times.  This recipe is so simple and quick, plus using chia eliminates any need for thickeners or pectin.  And of…

Lime-Mint Cooler

I hear it’s hotter back in Wisconsin and Chicago than it is here in Guadalajara right now.  Woof!!! I imagine sitting at a Brewer’s game, eagerly slurping down a pricey Miller Lite before it turns to the likes of warm bathwater.  Not to mention, hastily slopping on yet another layer of SPF 70 to avoid…

Agua de Jamaica/ Iced Hibiscus Tea

On any given day in Guadalajara, you can take a refreshing pit stop at any number of street carts or taco stands selling Aguas Frescas.  And when its blisteringly hot like it’s been lately, a pit stop and some shade are absolutely necessary. Aguas Frescas are non-alcoholic, water-based drinks flavored with fruit, tea, rice… anything…

Raspberry-Blackberry Jam with Chia

Admittedly it’s not the season, but I had a craving for some berry jam the other day.  Regular Mexican grocery stores are packed with overly-processed, way-too-sweet, and almost gelatinous jams and jellies.  There are some wonderful homemade types, but you really have to seek them out.  So to satiate my desire, I threw together an…