Hot Summer + Honey Scrapings = Fun guaranteed

With the heat we are experiencing this summer, nothing falls on us more than a refreshing shave and what better if it is made with natural ingredients such as honey, lemon and tamarind.

I tell you that National Honey Board and Lauda Flores, founder of Sno-Con Amor and expert in raspados, have found the perfect way to recreate these delicacies with a perfect, but balanced, sweetness and flavors ranging from Strawberry and Honey Delight to Jamaica flower with honey. And the best part? Each scrape is sweetened with the gift of Mother Nature – honey!

Below I share 2 delicious recipes that you can enjoy at home.

Scraped Honey Tamarind Delight

  • For 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • 8 tamarind pods
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 servings of ice frappe

Preparation:

  1. Rinse the tamarind pods and remove the shell. Extract the pulp and place it in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and, while stirring, add 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix perfectly, remove from heat and let cool.  
  2. Put it in the refrigerator for a day. Pour the syrup over the ice frappe and drizzle with the remaining honey as a finishing touch.

Scraping Your Favorite Honey Mojito

  • For 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 10 organic mint leaves (optional: some more for garnish)
  • 1 ¾ cup of water
  • 4 servings of ice frappe

Preparation:

  1. Put the honey, water and mint leaves in a pot and bring to a boil. Mix to integrate all the ingredients and achieve an infusion of flavors. Remove from the fire and let cool. 
  2. Pass the mixture through a strainer and add the lemon juice. Leave in the refrigerator until the next day. Pour the syrup over the frappe ice and add a little more honey.

For more recipes for delicious honey scrapes, visit www.mielpura.org

Filled tomatoes

One of the ways in which I show my love for my family is by cooking delicious meals, I think that nothing says “I love you” as their favorite dish or sometimes surprising them with new foods or simply serving them in a new presentation, and for this reason, it was born This recipe, instead of serving a common pico de gallo, I decided to fill tomatoes, here is the recipe.

Filled Tomatoes

  • Makes 4 servings
  • Price per serving $ 0.40

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 green chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper without seeds 
  • Salt
  • juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

  1. We cut the top of the tomato so that it allows us to remove all the seeds, we reserve them to mix them with the rest of the ingredients, in the end it should be like a bowl where we are going to color the pico de gallo.
  2. In a bowl we are going to mix the rest of the ingredients and we are going to fill the tomatoes with this, decorate with a little chopped chives.

Snack time with my chocolate Abuelita ~ Giveaway

The snack at home is something that cannot be overlooked, why? For several reasons, the main one that my daughter arrives starving from school, the second because that is the moment I have to share with my daughter a moment alone, to tell me how it was at school, we talk about chores and more, and lastly why we can’t stop enjoying some delicious snack specially prepared with Abuelita chocolate (my daughter calls it My Abuelita’s chocolate)
In this season of the year that is usually cold and with a lot of rain you can not miss a delicious hot chocolate at home, why Abuelita chocolate? Because it is the one that my mother gave me since I was little and it is the one that I have always used at home, it is already a family tradition and I hope that it continues to be passed down from generation to generation. Then I want to share a couple of recipes prepared with Abuelita chocolate, they are perfect for a delicious snack.

Oatmeal Cookies and Nestlé® Abuelita

Ingredients

Biscuits

  • 1 3/4 cups Nestlé® Abuelita granules chocolate flavor
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup quick cook oatmeal

Cinnamon and Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions for preparation

Biscuits

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °
  2. Beat Nestlé® Abuelita chocolate and butter in large bowl until creamy. Add the egg; add the flour little by little and continue beating. Add the oats.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; Place them 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten them into discs.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Chill on trays for 2 minutes; and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  5. Garnish with the cinnamon and vanilla frosting.

Cinnamon and Vanilla Glaze

  1. Combine the icing sugar with the milk, the vanilla and the ground cinnamon in a small bowl, mix well until there are no lumps.

Nestlé® Abuelita Holiday Drink

Ingredients

  • 4 cups hot milk
  • 5 heaped tablespoons of Nestlé® Granny Granules chocolate flavor
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • A pinch of ground cloves
  • 5 tbsp rum or 2 1/2 tsp rum extract (optional)

Instructions for preparation

  1. Combine milk, Nestlé® Abuelita chocolate, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cloves in a large sturdy container.
  2. Divide the mixture between 5 individual cups and add 1 tablespoon of rum or 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract to each serving if desired. Serve immediately.

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Coriander Dressing

I had always eaten this dressing in a local restaurant, but it had never occurred to me that I could prepare it at home and with much less calories than this restaurant, one day one of you asked me for the recipe for this dressing, I commented that I had never prepared it but that I would look for a recipe to share it and so it was, I searched on Google and I found a recipe that looked really good and I will prepare it, of course taking some changes and here is the recipe, especially for you Mayito Castillo: ) 

Coriander Dressing

  • Makes 12 servings 
  • Price per serving $ 0.10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light mayonnaise made with olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of natural yougur
  • 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 extra fine minced garlic
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt

Preparation

  1. Put all the ingredients in the food processor and press for 30 seconds, and release. Ready! a delicious and fresh coriander dressing.

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Green sauce

Hello girls and boys, today I want to start the week with something spicy. What do you think of a delicious green sauce? The reason why I have been sharing sauce recipes is because I am always asked by people who eat the sauces I prepare, how do I make them? So expect even more sauce recipes. 

Green Sause

  • Makes 20 servings 
  • Price per serving $ 0.10 

Ingredients

  • 6 large green tomatoes
  • 3 fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 6 fresh serrano peppers
  • 2 garlic
  • 1/4 of onion
  • Salt

Preparation

  1. In one with approximately 1 1/2 liters of water we will bring the chilies and tomatoes to a boil, once they are very soft we will remove them from the heat, drain them and place them in the blender, add the garlic, onion and salt and blend for 2 minutes or until well ground.
  2. We serve in a sauce boat or a container of our preference.

Enjoy your meal!