Mexican Christmas Punch Recipe

December 4, 2018

This post was created in partnership with Hispanicize Media and

It's that time of year again and it's time to get festive. Lately, I've been finding myself trying new foods and drinks to share with my son and this spin on Mexican Ponche Navideño has been such a hit with him. The best part about this drink is that it only has 40 calories and is filled with fruits my son loves. Fresh fruit and 100% juices are a great way to add sweetness to beverages without the need for added sugars, luckily this recipe is packed with apples, pears, dried prunes and guava nectar. 

Cilantro Garlic Lime Sauce Recipe

July 29, 2018

So since I started down the black hole that is the keto diet, I've become obsessed with this sauce. Whenever I go to Pollo Tropical, I always ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce. Whenever I go to to a Venezuelan restaurant, I ask for extra garlic cilantro sauce for my arepa. However, I rarely find a garlic cilantro dressing and on the rare occasion I can find one, it tastes AWFUL. So I started playing around in the kitchen and I came up with my take on this sauce. 

Tremendo #ArrozConMango

May 17, 2018

Leave it to Gio from ChatChowTV to come up with something like #ArrozConMango. He is the brand ambassador for Havana Club rum and has teamed up with the folks at Phuc Yea to combine Cuban and Vietnamese cuisine in an awesome monthly dining series. The Vietno-Cuban dishes are of course being paired with Havana Club drinks. In case you didn't know, the term "Arroz con Mango" is usually used to describe something you'd consider tremendo cluster-fuck. It's application in the name for this dining and beverage series can be interpreted as the cluster-fuck that results when you mash together Cuban and Vietnamese cuisine or it can be a play on the delicious Asian dessert that marries coconut rice with mango. Who knows?!

Celebrating Mother's Day with Colombian Empanadas

May 13, 2018

This blogpost was sponsored by Western Union.

Mother’s day in my home has always been a combination of celebrating the amazing women that made my life possible and celebrating our rich culture. My mother (or Fat Mamá Hedonist as I like to refer to her) is originally from Colombia and my grandmother still lives in Medellin, Colombia. Our family has been using Western Union to send money to my grandmother and aunts for nearly twenty years, so I’m really excited to team up with them on this campaign. Western Union is all about celebrating the little things in life like the good food we eat, the places we visit or the reasons we send money across the world, because it’s these little things that make us who we are.

Colombian Empanadas

Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival GIVEAWAY!

April 9, 2018

Y'all know how much I love a good giveaway and I'm here to share with you guys a weekend getaway to The Perry Hotel in Key West. I'm giving one lucky person two tickets to the Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival happening on April 14, 2018. So you don't have to worry about driving home after the festival, I am also giving one lucky winner a one night at The Perry Hotel where the festival is being hosted!

Keto-Friendly Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Recipe

April 4, 2018

So last year while trying to cope with my postpartum depression, raising a tiny human and dealing with baby daddy drama from ninth circle of hell... I ended up gaining about 25 pounds. By the time November came around, I was weighing as much as I did while I was 6 months pregnant. I had to tighten up the reigns on my weight because I could not afford a whole new wardrobe. I picked the worst time of the year, but the week before Christmas I decided to start the ketogenic diet. So far I'm down 27 pounds and counting.