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Blog Love: September 2015

This month’s blog love features more Guatemalan bloggers and bakers, local and living abroad. We shared our first 100% Guatemalan Blog Love back in May, and you can check it out here. There you will find twenty bloggers, bakers and instagramers that we’ve followed for a while and that we love to see in our time lines.

So, in our Guatemala’s month, we share a second edition of this Blog Love. Today we are featuring guatemalans and some latinamerican gals, that you will love:

  • Nutriré Clinic, a forward thinker nutritionist that works mainly online with her patients. Check out her blog, where she shares tips and healthy recipes!
  • Happy Mode On!, where we find ideas, tips and inspiration for happy moms, happy kids and happy families!
  • Casa Healthy by Mariafer (Kitty’s cousin!), a healthy living expert that will help you to live a healthier and happier life. Trust us, we love her blog, and her Instagram feed even more!
  • The Home Cooking Blog, by Mara. Living in Costa Rica she’s sharing her favorite recipes in both english and spanish.
  • Miss Little Cakes, the best donuts in town. Our favorite: Bacon Donut. ‘Nuff said.
  • Cakes and Bakes, delicious desserts. We had a sample at the TBR 1st year celebration brunch and were hooked.
  • La Cookietería, Michelle does an amazing job decorating cookies. Her work is out of this world.
  • Nuss, and leaving the best for last. Have you ever had a delicious gluten-free cake? We have. Make sure you drop her a line and visit her Facebook page. She has the best gluten-free desserts. Her lemon and poppy-seed bread: gluten and dairy free.

Helga & Kitty

2015-09 Blog Love

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Guatemalan Cuisine: Chilaquilas

These are a staple in Guatemala and, in our house! In Guatemalan Cuisine, we have two kinds of chilaquilas: ones made from güisquil (also known as chayote), and these ones made with corn tortillas.

My dad loves this version so much, that when father’s day or his birthday come around, we know we have to make some for him to enjoy. He would also say that they are a versatile dish. For example, he can have 3 or 4 for dinner on the first day. Then, the following day he would re-heat two chilaquilas, and serve with two over-easy fried eggs, all topped with this versatile tomato sauce.

The tomato sauce, we prepare more often than the chilaquilas themselves. I love to have a jar of this plain no-fat tomato sauce in the fridge to serve with pasta, with eggs for breakfast, or to improve a bland soup.

All around, it’s a family favorite. Just a few days ago, we celebrated my dad’s birthday. We had a very Guatemalan spread: chilaquilas and fried black beans, guacamole and tostadas. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!


Guatemalan Cuisine: Chilaquilas

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Guatemalan Turrón

Guatemala has many different kinds of artisan candies, and you can find a lot of the recipes in grandmother’s old cookbooks.  The thing is, the recipes are impossible to follow, with instructions like “stir until it’s ready” or “cook until the desired consistency is reached”.  You will never get it right!

That is why when you are in the mood for these treats it’s best to go to specialty artisan candy stores who have the most authentic and almost secret recipes.  You can read about some of them in our September downloadable collection post.

A simple treat you can make at home is this “turrón”, which is basically an italian meringue with a few extra ingredients: lime juice, honey and a dusting of cinnamon. Adding these ingredients gives this candy a different flavor that resembles the one you find at artisan stores.  For our turrón we used silver sprinkles.


Turrón Chapín

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