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Saveur Blog Awards 2017

Paleta PayasoI have major news to share.

I’ve been nominated for the 2017 Saveur Blog Awards in the Best New Voice category!!

If you enjoy my work, and would like to show your support, you can cast your vote for me here starting today through September 6th.

I’m so excited about everything that has happened this year, and I have all of you to thank!

Thank you for following my stories, making mis recetas, and for sharing your thoughts and stories with me too! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Muchas Gracias!

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.


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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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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