Monday, May 13, 2013

How To Make a Mangnada or Chamoyada!

                                
I LOVE mangonada (also known as  chamoyada). “I don’t know what that is” you say. Well, today is your lucky day! You're about to learn a few simple steps on how to make a Mangonada. It’s a very unique dessert that contains mango as you can tell by the title. For all you mango lovers this is for you. You’ll hardly find mangonadas or chamoyada unless you're at a mexican ice cream shop. Its very tasty and very refreshing on those hot summer days, its more like a slushy but with a kick of mango and spices. Keep reading and you’ll see that all you have to do is follow these few steps and you will have this delicious dessert to eat.  

Before you get started you’ll need to get the ingredients. The materials you will need are all sold at a Mexican store near you. You would probably be able to find some of these items at your local grocery store, but you’ll need to find a Mexican specialty shop to get a few of the items. Here’s the list:

1 1/2 mango (peeled & chopped)
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons chamoy (or how ever much you desire)
1 Cup sugar
1 Tray full of ice
1/3 Cup of orange juice
1/3 Cup fresh squeezed lime
Tajin Powder  (seasoning for fruit)
Blender
Glass or plastic cup

Note: This recipe can vary depending on how much you're going to make. For example, if you're going to make some for two people just double everything.

Now we’re ready to start our process! YUMMMMM
First off you will need to wash your hands. Next you will get your mangoes and cut the edges a little then peel off the skin. Then once you're done with that you will then start cutting your mango into slices then from there to cubes. Be Careful with the seed in the middle make sure to throw out the seed DON’T EAT IT. After those are cut put them into your blender. Add your cup of sugar, and the 1/3 cup of water. Then blend half way till liquified you'll add half of the ice from the tray into the blender with the product. Once the ice is crunched into the mango add the rest of the ice until it looks like a slushy. Finally you will get your cup and add the chamoy on the sides or rim of the glass or plastic cup. You will then add tajin and the lime. Once your done add the mango into the glass and enjoy your Mangonada!!

Mangonada’s are really simple to do, it just takes a little time to make. At the end of the day you'll be happy you took the time to make a Mangonada or Chamoyada.

                      

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Authentic Torillas

 

   Authentic Tortillas !!
       Do you know how to make Authentic Tortillas? Its pretty easy. Something that can be done in the matter of minutes. At any family event or just at home we make tortillas and have a good time making them. Once you know what your doing you'll get the hang of it and be able to do it yourself.

     Is it Hard to do?
       Actually it is pretty easy. For me the first time it was kind of hard to do the exact measurements and get the dough the way I needed it to be. As soon as I got all the ingredients and the dough how I wanted it, it became really easy and soon enough I was making tortillas every other week.
 
     Gracias!
         Thank you  guys for reading my blog and being able to watch the video and learning how to make tortillas. Ill be putting up some other posts on what Mexican foods you can eat with tortillas.




   
     
 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UnHealthy Joy Isaias

Unhealthyjoy 
     The blog I choose was Unhealthy Joy I choose this because it relates to my blog. Isaias blog gives you tips on what foods are good and what foods are bad. He lets you know on how to make a bad food into a good food foods. Making it healthier for you, but also lets you know on how to cook the food and for how long. My blog relates to his because I give you recipes and new Mexican foods you can make, although the food may be fattening it fills you up. Our videos relate not only because their foods but also because their both good taste and very scrumptious.
     

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mexican Vs TacoBell

        Restaurants like Taco Bell and Hacienda do not serve real Mexican food. Real Mexican food is so much better.  Real Mexican food has more flavor/made from scratch, has tradition and culture (passed down from generation to generation). Homemade, made with love. Some people can't handle the deliciousness  (too spicy, too flavorful, too much,) of Mexican food and so they prefer Taco Bell or Hacienda (fake crap). They are wrong. If you are going to enjoy una Mexican especial---->Authenic Mexican food (not taco bell) is the way to go.

     The savory taste you get in Mexican food is so delightful just a delicious lip smacking sensation. Now take that and compare that to TACO BELL what do you prefer? Would you rather have Mexican authentic food or per-packaged frozen food. Honestly I love Mexican food  I grew up on it. And will always love it. If people only knew how Taco Bell actually makes and prepares their food they would be surprised, all it is is frozen foods heated up and served to you. Yes it may be cheaper and not much but is it really feeding you are you actually getting full? Now on the other hand Mexican food is another thing the spices in the  food is made with love and homemade. The chile's made with lots of spices can be hot or mild, chunky or smooth whatever you desire. Their is also way more to choose from not just tacos and soups, but Tortas and Drinks as well.

      Mexican food is a tradition pass down to keep the culture going. The food is usually home style cooking like making tortillas, all you need is warm water and flour is that so hard for Taco Bell to do.. I gess so. The meat all you need is flank steak and marinate it with limon y sason (lime and seasoning). Its practically easy food to make it just takes time and patients but at the end it will be so worth it. Some people prefer taco bell... although its not homemade. Its Cheap and to lazy is fine..hey no problem. Even though their not even really getting full and acting they are is also fine. Taco Bell all it really is,is frozen crap survived to you. Mexican food is made with fresh spices and fresh ingredients.

Some people can't handle the deliciousness  (too spicy, too flavorful, too much,) of Mexican food and so they prefer Taco Bell or Hacienda (fake crap). They are wrong. If you are going to enjoy una Mexican especial---->Authenic Mexican food (not taco bell) is the way to go. Comment and tell me what you think?


http://www.buffalochow.com/2009/02/tacooff_mighty_taco_taco_bell.html


Friday, February 8, 2013

Yo Y Mi Amá (My Mom and I)


Ceviche (seh-vee-che <--- for all you white people) is a probably the first thing I have ever made with my mom. It's a recipe passed down from generations. It may sound weird, but is really delicious if you like seafood.

 1lb of shrimp
2  limes/juiced
2 lemons/juiced 
2 Roman tomatoes 
1/4 of an onion or how ever much you prefer
2 1/2 tablespoons of cilantro 
2packages of Crab

Once everything is chopped and set together, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes so that it's cold.
When your ready to eat you then can then add whatever you desire Hot sauce or more lemon. When I eat Ceviche I use tostadas (Chip in circle form). I usually put Ceviche on the tostada and drizzle Valentina (Mexican hot sauce) on it . You can also just eat it alone. This product is only good for about two days. After a while it will start smelling like seafood. And if you don't like my recipe here is a link you can go to for another recipe for Ceviche try the one below.

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/dining/a-no-cooking-meal-stars-ceviche-city-kitchen.html?_r=1&






Monday, February 4, 2013

About Me:

  I am an 8th grader and I have plenty of hobbies but cooking is my favorite thing to do. Everyone should know I don't cook just any regular food though; I'm an expert at cooking Mexican food. I like to focus on cooking Mexican food because even though I love eating all kinds of food, I especially love Mexican. It's so delightful! Plus, I love spicy foods, and Mexican dishes are known for their spiciness. I want to share this with all of you, so you can know how BO$$ (which means awesome for all you people that don't know) Mexican food really is. Let me know what you think or what you want me to talk about in the comment section.