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Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant Options For Your Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 23, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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I have to say, vegan and vegetarian choices have multiplied exponentially in the last few years. A friend of mine moved here in 2000 and was looking for vegan basics like Almond Milk, Soya Milk, Tofu, and gluten free bread. At that time, there was nothing. A few restaurants offered vegetarian meals, Babe's Noodle Bar and Restaurant and 100% natural in Playa de Carmen being two of three restaurants that served vegetarian, but not vegan. In most cases cheese was added to all meals so a vegan was...

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Happy Sangria Day! But HELLLOOOO Mangria!

Posted December 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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December 20 is National Sangria Day, which we will celebrate overlooking the Caribbean Sea. I attempted to dig up more facts about Sangria but could not find anything new other than what we wrote last year - History of Sangria. But then we found something interesting which turned into some amazing! Heelllo Mangria Who says great ideas don't come to those who may have a bit too much to drink? The Mangria sounded interesting so we decided to make our own. Call it our test bar in...

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Been There Have Not Done It – New Local Food Tour In the Riviera Maya

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Excited! There are a lot of things that gets my travel groove on but food, specifically local food, puts me over the top. A new food tour hosted by a local chef has launched in the Riviera Maya. Super chido, where do I sign up! Tours are offered in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Cancun, giving you a range of destinations to discover local dishes and flavors. Me thinks I will be doing all three, especially Cancun as this is a city I do not know well. Your Culinary Host and Guide of...

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Saying Good Bye Is Never Easy – Remembering Chef David Sterling of Merida

Posted November 30, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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So many people have crossed our paths over the years in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan.We never say good bye, it is always see you later. This past month we learned about the passing of a good friend, local business professional and a great advocate for Mexico. We sadly have to say goodbye, but remained touched in our hearts and stomachs for knowing Chef David Sterling. If you have been following our journey through the Yucatan Peninsula you would have come across Chef David Sterling. We...

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Make a Mexican Fiesta – Breakfast – Every Time!

Posted November 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Migas, Papadzules, and Papas con Chorizo. Now this is what we call breakfast and will start your day off right! We love the Mexican Breakfast tradition. It is big, it is fresh, it is so freakin' good. Don't skip breakfast here cause you are really missing out on some great flavors! What the Heck are Migas? Migas is the best way to create a healthy breakfast using leftovers from the night before. Reuse, Reduce and Recycle last nights tortillas into a beautiful morning! This is not...

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Mexican Snacks Beyond Chips and Salsa

Posted November 7, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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Mexican snacks are abundant. There are salty, crunchy, sour and sweet options that most North Americans have never heard of. We can report that they are really, really good, but once you try them, they do become addictive. First the history, as Mexican eating habits are so very different from the North American eating schedule. I would say there is more similarity to the European eating schedules where eating come first and work comes second. North American meals on the other hand are...

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Traditional Day of the Dead Recipe and Foods

Posted October 31, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

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It seems Day of the Dead is going mainstream. I just saw Sugar Skull cakes, Marigold martinis, Apple Habanero Margaritas (?), Skull cookies and Catrina costumes all over the internet when you search Day of the Dead. None of these commercial recipes or DIY cakes and cookies, cocktails and margaritas have anything to do with Day of Dead. Nothing. Sorry, I hate to burst your bubble, but sadly they are not. Thankfully when this important holiday is observed in Mexico, you will witness the true...

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10 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 26, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Finding restaurants in the Riviera Maya that serve vegetarian options is easy. Finding restaurants that only serve vegetarian and vegan meals not as easy. We have a list of 10 vegetarian and vegan restaurants for meat-free eaters who want pure, clean vegetarian food. Included in this list are restaurants or small cafes that cook authentic Mexican flavors using vegan ingredients. We have waited for this day for a long time as vegetarian and vegans had to skip Mexican flavors. Today there are...

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Local Microbreweries and Distilleries in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

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I think we all know 'The Most Interesting Man in the World' created by Dos Equis beer. And know the all so famous Corona (Corona por favor) that is now a main stream beer found throughout the United States and Canada. These famous beers are now at local beach bars with microbrews. Local microbreweries are popping up throughout the Riviera Maya. Microbreweries are not only making interesting beers, but they are also supporting the 'buy local' mindset. How Microbreweries Entered the Mexican...

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving – Add These Mexican Recipes to Your Turkey Dinner!

Posted October 10, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

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If you decided to celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving in Mexico, good move. If your Riviera Maya holiday is later this year or in early 2017, why not spice things up a bit and add some easy but delicious Mexican flavors to your Turkey dinner. I have three favorite Mexican recipes to share. They are easy, Mexican ingredients can be bought in Canada as well foods from the Canadian harvest. I like to call this Can-Mex knowing there is an emphasis on the MEX-ico! Poblano Pepper Soup for Your...

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