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Soup Recipes with Olive Oil: Sopa de Chayote

soup recipes with olive oil

Chayote Soup Garnished with Fresh Scallions and Red Chili Pepper Flakes
Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

We’ve been having some extreme cold weather throughout the United States, and on days like this, there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Even better is homemade soup using fresh, healthy ingredients!

Dolores Wiarco Dweck, known by her nearest and dearest as Lola, has a great appreciation for Mexican cuisine and culture. Lola’s culinary mentors include her relatives and friends as well as some of Mexico’s great chefs and home cooks. She preserves and shares her favorite recipes through Lola’s Cocina. One of her recent recipes is Chayote Soup, which includes chayotes, potatoes, chicken broth, olive oil, butter, garlic, and onions. Read More →

Blueberry Pancakes – Original Recipe by Sweet Life

Original recipe created for Salud de Paloma by Vianney Rodriguez, author and founder of the Sweet Life cooking and recipe blog. Vianney  is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds, happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. Read more about Sweet Life.

Healthy Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Healthy Blueberry Pancake Recipe by Sweet Life

Photo by Vianney Rodriguez (2013) – www.sweetlifebake.com

Who said extra virgin olive oil was only for savory recipes? It can also be used to make the sweet things in life, whether it’s dessert or breakfast pancakes. To make these pancakes even healthier, you can top it with the berries of your choice. We recommend blueberries!

Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, including some of the essential dietary minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. Raw blueberries are also high in antioxidants, which may reduce risks of disease such as inflammation and cancer, and help improve brain health and nervous system function. Plus, they’re delicious!

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Avocado Hummus – Original Recipe by Sweet Life

Original recipe created for Salud de Paloma by Vianney Rodriguez, author and founder of the Sweet Life cooking and recipe blog. Vianney  is a proud Tejana who feels lucky to have the best of both worlds, happily raised in Texas by Mexican parents. Her blog name Sweet Life refers to living a Sweet Life enriched with the spice of two diverse worlds enveloped with the memories of growing up in a Mexican household. Read more about Sweet Life.

Avocado Hummus – A Variation on Traditional Guacamole

Salud de Paloma Avocado Hummus by Sweet Life

Photo by Vianney Rodriguez (2013) – www.sweetlifebake.com

The avocado – or “aguacate” in Spanish – is a tree native to Central Mexico, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado is most commonly used in the Mexican appetizer “guacamole,” but in this recipe, Vianney creatively combines avocado and chickpeas (also known as a “garbanzos” and popularly used in Mexico) to make a flavorful and unique hummus!

Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin B, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Garbanzos provide non-meat protein, fiber, manganese, and iron. So whip up this tasty hummus and enjoy the creamy and good-for-you dip!

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