Mole Coloradito Deviled Eggs

Mole Coloradito Deviled Eggs

This post is sponsored by La Guelaguetza, all opinions are my own.

¡Hola!

How’s your week so far?

A lot of people around the U.S participated in #DayWithoutAnImmigrant last week and it was really nice to see everyone on social media sharing their stories. For me personally, it’s important to never forget my parents and their struggles because they came to this country with the intent to provide a better life for myself and my siblings.

Both of my parents came to this country at a very young age. My dad was 19 y mi mamá was 17. As most of my dads siblings came into this country, they all eventually settled in Santa Ana.

Mole Coloradito Deviled EggsFor about 13 years, mi papá worked at a factory making drive-thru sensors making 7 dollars an hour–that was a little under 600 dollars a paycheck. They always paid their taxes, and never sought government aid.

Can you imagine having to feed a family of five on that kind of a budget?

Neither can I.

Pero mís papás lo lograron.

We shared a 2 bed/1 bath house with my aunt and her family. At one point, there were 11 of us living under one roof, and It was always really crowded, but we had no other option.

When I got a little older my mom used to tell me about all of the really tough times, and how my dad used to cry sometimes because he couldn’t even afford to buy me a Happy Meal when I’d ask for one, and it makes me feel like a total brat for not being more aware at that age.

Mole Coloradito Deviled Eggs

It really frustrates me to see trolls tearing down and making assumptions about immigrants, what would they know about the struggle? We’re all human, and we all deserve the same fighting chance at a decent life. ¿Verdad?

Cooking has always been a stress reliever for me, and in these times I hope you all find something to center yourselves bc self care is very important!

We’re going to make deviled eggs with mole coloradito because I’m kind of obsessed with deviled eggs. No se porque, but they are so addicting!

This is totally off topic, pero is there a song you’ve been stuck on lately?

I’ve had Jenni Rivera’s rendition of Basta Ya on repeat and I cannot get it out of my head! There’s just something about the strong fem presence she had that has been speaking to me lately.

 Que descanse en paz!

Anyways, I’ll see you on Thursday, we’ll be baking up something good!!

Y como siempre, stay chingonx!

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Mole Coloradito Pulled Pork Sliders

Mole Coloradito Pulled Pork Sliders

This post is sponsored by La Guelaguetza. All opinions are my own.

¡Feliz Dia de San Valentiiiiin!

¿Cómo estàn?

I hope you’re having a great week, y espero que estén bien!

I can’t believe it’s Valentines Day, I feel like we were just celebrating New Year’s just a few days ago.

I feel like there’s so much to address since last week, but where do we even begin?

Mole Coloradito Pulled Pork SlidersI met mi media naranja 7 years ago, and this year we’ll be celebrating our 7th anniversary!

We were living 500 miles apart when we first started talking to each other. We’d chat on and off and I thought he was the coolest guy I had ever met. He was funny, incredibly handsome, charming, loved to cook, appreciated art, and had the most beautiful blue-grey eyes I had ever seen.

One weekend, he happened to be visiting San Francisco with some friends (I was living in Fresno at the time), and I jokingly said I’d hang out with him that night since he couldn’t get into the bars yet, and he jokingly agreed. I stewed over wether or not I wanted to make the three hour drive, but after work I rushed home packed some clothes and made my way to SF.

He didn’t think I was being serious, but I made my way to San Francisco that night and we spent the rest of the night walking back and fourth along Pier 39 getting to know each other, and we’ve been together ever since.

#NoRegrets

Mole Coloradito Pulled Pork SlidersThere’s two questions people always ask me:

Do you want to get married?

¡Por supuesto! But it’s kind of a big expense, so we’re going to wait–there’s no rush!

&

Do you want kids?

YES! YES! YES! If I could, I would have birthed three by now, but that’s not possible, and the odds are against us when it comes to adoption, aaand a surrogate would be too expensive. So we’ll see what the future has in store for us. We’re content with our two dogs for now.

Mole Coloradito Pulled Pork Sliders

But, enough about us.

Let’s talk about these sliders.

I’ve been having this pulled pork for the past few days for lunch, and I cannot get enough of it!

It’s so juicy and because of the peppers in the mole coloradito, the end product reminds me of birria but a little sweeter. It’s so good!

Because it is a little on the sweet side, we’re balancing our sliders with a crunchy lime slaw.

Make these as an appetizer, or make these as a full-sized sandwich. Make your own rules and be your own bad bitch!

I hope you have a great Valentines day, and if you’re not celebrating today, set a day aside for yourself and pamper yourself because self-care is important!

Como siempre, Stay Chingonx!

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Mole Brownie Tart

Mole Brownie Tart

This post is in partnership with La Guelaguetza, all opinions are my own.

¡Hola!

How’s your week so far?

Did you catch the Superbowl?.. Yeah, me either!

I did watch the halftime show though, and it was all sorts of amazing. I’m whatevs when it comes to Gaga, pero she did such a good job! I just kind of wish she would have made an even bigger political statement.

Pero pues, beggars can’t be choosers.

Also..where was Beyonce?

Ring Ring…

Mole Brownie Tart

We’re making brownies today.

But we’re being fancy, so we’re making a tart. It’s sort of the dessert you want to make on a first date, because it’s super easy to make and it’ll make you look all sorts of good.

We’re also making it today because there’s days when I have a hankering for chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, and this definitely satiates that craving.

Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, y como dice Alexis Mateo, BAM! GET IT BABY!

Mole Brownie Tart

When you think of Mole, Mole negro is probably the first thing you might think of.

Did you know some Mole pastes can have up to 50 ingredients?

The Mole negro we’re using today has strong notes of plantains, chile mulato, mexican pasilla, black chilhuacle chile, clove, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, oregano, peanuts and raisins (amongst other things).

Mole Brownie Tart

No, we’re not crazy for adding Mole to our desserts.

All of the flavors just kind of dance together and hold hands, and it works so well in this tart!

And we’re topping it off with a super decadent ganache! say whaat?

What is everyone doing/making for Valentines Day?

Wether you’re stress eating like me bc you’re tired of waking up to headlines like “President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks” and you need something to indulge in because you can’t believe this is real life or you’re simply looking for dessert options for Valentines day bc you want to sweep your chulx off their feet.

You know I got you!

I’ll see you in a few days, stay chingonx! 💋

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Flautas with Mole Aioli

Flautas with a Mole Aioli Drizzle

This post is in partnership with La Guelaguetza. All opinions are my own.

To this day, the origin of Mole  (which comes from the Náhuatl word “Molli” or sauce) is still disputed!

Did it originate in Puebla? Or in Oaxaca? and was it discovered by accident? ¡Quien sabe! I wasn’t able to pin-point the exact location and story so we’ll have to keep doing some more research.

Buzzfeed has it out for mole though, and its probably because they’ve never had the wings I made last week, or because they just haven’t had it prepared properly.

En mi rancho, we’re accustomed to enchiladas dulces, asi que mole is 100% a-ok with me.

If you’re on the fence about it, go make those wings! They’ll definitely change your mind about mole.

Today we’re making a mole aioli that we’re going to be drizzling over these crispy af flautas because it’s #TacoTuesday and my body is craving tacos.

Whenever we’re feeling a little sassy and are in need of a drink, Billy and I like to go out to Chevy’s where we routinely get their appetizer platter that comes with flautas and a chipotle aioli (Mediterranean garlicky mayo).

Their aioli is a little more mayo than chipotle so it lacks the bold smokey punch that comes with chipotles, so we’ll be using mole rojo to make sure the smokiness and sweetness comes through in our take.

This spread is perfect for burgers, as a dipping sauce for steak fries and anywhere else where you might want to upgrade your mayo game.

Happy Taco Tuesday!

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Honey Mole Glazed Wings

Honey Mole Glazed Wings

This post is in partnership with La Guelaguetza, all opinions are my own!

¡Hola!

It’s Thursday, which means T-1 day till the weekend y T-9 days till the Lady Gaga Halftime Show/Superbowl!

I’m kind of excited, why lie? I just hope she goes back to her roots and doesn’t play anything from her new album because I still haven’t been able to get behind it, unless it’s Grigio Girls of course, because I’m always down for a little turtle time.

To this day, I still don’t understand Football pero I do understand Halftime!

Honey Mole Glazed WingsI was one of those marching band geeks that would leave it all on the field during Halftime. I loved performing, and college marching band was something else, let me tell you. Everything is amplified x100; the crowds, the stage, and the sound!!

Unfortunately I only spent a year with the Fresno State Marching Band (Go Dogs!) but I will never forget the sensation of my skin crawling with excitement as the crowd roared and cheered us on as we came onto the field.

Sometimes I wish I would have stuck with Music Education, pero life took me in a different direction and I’m not too mad about it.

When La Guelaguetza approached me to see if I was interested in getting creative with their delicious Mole paste, I jumped at the opportunity. Si no la conocen, La Guelaguetza is a restaurant & James Beard Award recipent in LA that brings a little piece of Oaxaca to Los Angeles and they are well-known for their mole!

They currently carry mole negro, mole coloradito and mole rojo. Today I’m using the mole coloradito (which is sweet and mildly spicy with notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and guajillo) to make these honey mole glazed chicken wings that your good Judies will love wether you’re watching the actual game or el halftime show.

They’re sweet and sticky, smoky, a little spicy and they give me total General Tso vibes–and you don’t have to fry them! Honestly, I wish I had a platter of them in front of me right now because they are so damn good! If you’re new to mole, this is the perfect way to dip your lil toe in.

I’ll be making a ton of fun things with La Guelaguetza’s mole throughout February, asi que stay tuned!

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