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Matcha Green Tea Cocktails to Channel Your Inner Zen Food 

Matcha Green Tea Cocktails to Channel Your Inner Zen

(Foodista) – My habit of sipping green tea began years ago when I lived in Japan. Green tea is the gateway tea to matcha, the more intensely flavored powdered version that’s used in traditional tea ceremonies. Though still used in tea ceremonies to facilitate mindfulness and mental clarity, health enthusiasts have embraced this powerful green dust for its many nutritional benefits, from heart health and cancer fighting abilities to inflammation relief and improved brain function. It may even help you shed those unwanted pounds and boost your metabolism. That alone is enough to make me chug the green stuff all Read More

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Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present Culture Food 

Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present

Mexico (GV) – Mexico City has gradually turned its back on traditional drinks and foods. With the arrival of large multinational commercial consortiums and fast-food chains that have branches in virtually every neighborhood in the city, the dishes and brews that grandparents and other ancestors consumed run the risk of falling into disuse or disappearing. Here we’ll take a look at two of the drinks that fall into this category. Tepache Tepache is a low-alcohol drink, similar to beer but sweet. Its current form has an intense amber color and is made primarily of fermented pineapple, sweetened with piloncillo (panela) and seasoned with cinnamon and Read More

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4 Fresh and Easy Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Featured Food 

4 Fresh and Easy Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

(Foodista) – Did you know the original margarita recipe dates back to 1948? It was created by Dallas socialite Margarita Sames who combined 3 ingredients – Cointreau, blanco tequila, and fresh lime juice – into a cocktail she served at a soirée in Acapulco, Mexico. The ubiquitous blended or on-the-rocks cocktail has seen many iterations, but nothing quite beats the delicious simplicity of a classic margarita. This Cinco de Mayo, channel your inner entertaining socialite and whip up some Original Margaritas, but also try some of these unique twists on the classic margarita recipe, all of which start with Cointreau, Read More

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