Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is

Eloise Serralde Nieto prepares a nopal tortilla. Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is Nopal, as it is known in Mexico, is a nutritious plant that has been cultivated for 9,000 years By Joseph Sorrentino There aren’t many people who upon passing a prickly pear cactus would think, “Well, that looks like a tasty and nutritious plant.” Its stems tend to be thick and uninviting and its pads are covered with long needles. Worse, tucked in Read More …

An Uber in Mexico; Not common but finding a way!

Mexico is a great country to find solutions, with using existing methods, and as well using new technology! While I will say that is not the normal Uber Eats delivery driver, he found his way! My thoughts are, if I was him: “What do I have and how can I do it?” That is the Mexican way; period. Mexico is an incredible country, filled with loving and generational families, all tied together.   It is normal for a family of Read More …

Oaxaca Congress approves law prohibiting sale of junk food to minors

News Adults only. Oaxaca Congress approves law prohibiting sale of junk food to minors Supplying such products is also prohibited, but parents are exempt Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 The Congress of Oaxaca passed a law on Wednesday that bans the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to minors. Thirty-one lawmakers voted in favor of the so-called ley antichatarra, or anti-junk food law, while just one voted against it. Oaxaca becomes the first state in the country to Read More …

RESTAURANT WEEK 2020 CONFIRMS NEW DATES FOR PUERTO VALLARTA AND RIVIERA NAYARIT

July 19, 2020 •Vallarta Daily News •Foodies RESTAURANT WEEK 2020 CONFIRMS NEW DATES FOR PUERTO VALLARTA AND RIVIERA NAYARIT The 16th edition of Restaurant Week is set to take place between September 15 and October 10, 2020. The event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Puerto Vallarta tourism institutions. Restaurant Week celebrates the gastronomy of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, allowing residents and visitors to Read More …

RESTAURANTS ON PUERTO VALLARTA’S MALECON WILL BEGIN REOPENING MONDAY

May 23, 2020 •Vallarta Daily News •Puerto Vallarta News After more than seven weeks of being closed, the restaurants on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta will reopen their doors next Monday after reaching an agreement with the municipal government. Despite the reopening, the boardwalk will continue to be closed to the public until the Federal or State Government announces the new provisions. Last week, the members of the Association of Restaurants, Bars, and Shops of the Malecon, asked the municipal Read More …

Mexico’s favorite taco has immigrant roots

Something positive in this age of the lack of it. When you come to Mexico, you definitely should have a taco, no matter where you get it. Gracias y cuídate! Todd Bates   Shepherd’s tacos, commonly known as tacos al pastor. XXMAXUSXX / CC BY-SA Mexico’s favorite taco has immigrant roots Middle Eastern immigrants brought with them the technique of roasting sliced meat on a vertical spit Mexico’s most popular taco originated in the Middle East but why they should Read More …

Healthy black beans are found in many traditional dishes

Mexico Life This Black Bean Bake can be served as a hot dip or a side dish. Healthy black beans are found in many traditional dishes And they can even be used to replace some of the flour in brownies For a while I lived in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, one of Mexico’s most productive agricultural states. Pineapples and beans are two of its biggest crops. During harvest time, big piles of dried beans are piled on sidewalks outside the Read More …

COUPLE POSTPONES WEDDING IN MEXICO DUE TO COVID-19, DELIVERS RECEPTION FOOD TO LOCAL HOSPITAL

March 30, 2020 •Vallarta Daily News •Mexico News COUPLE POSTPONES WEDDING IN MEXICO DUE TO COVID-19, DELIVERS RECEPTION FOOD TO LOCAL HOSPITAL After the contingency in Mexico, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea Negrete and Gustavo Fuentes were unable to celebrate their wedding, and decided to give away their reception food to a hospital. On Sunday, around noon, the couple arrived at the hospital in an uber, got out, set up a table and the food they had planned to Read More …

FESTIVALS CELEBRATING FOOD AND HEALTH DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN VALLARTA-NAYARIT

November 14, 2019 •Vallarta Daily News •Foodies, Local Entertainment, Puerto Vallarta News FESTIVALS CELEBRATING FOOD AND HEALTH DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN VALLARTA-NAYARIT November is the perfect month to visit Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, for some much-needed TLC. As winter creeps in, Mexico’s Pacific Coast is enjoying sunny and warm weather along with 2 impressive gourmet and wellness festivals – the best way to rejuvenate after a long Read More …

Try cooking with fresh coconut: it’s plentiful, inexpensive, healthy and delicious

Fresh coconut — the taste of the tropics! Try cooking with fresh coconut: it’s plentiful, inexpensive, healthy and delicious Two dishes in which you can incorporate a delicious local ingredient By Janet Blaser Having lived in Mexico for more than a decade, I’ve learned – sometimes by choice, sometimes out of necessity — to adapt many of my favorite recipes to incorporate local ingredients. All in all, I have lots of fun in the kitchen, often discovering pleasantly surprising and Read More …