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Low Carb Mexican Cochinita Pibil in Slow Cooker

Cochinita pibil is a pork dish that is typically cooked underground.  However, this recipe uses the slow cooker and tastes just as good!  The pork shines in sweet, tangy achiote sauce in this recipe for cochinita pibil. What is Cochinita Pibil? “Cochinita” translates to little pig in Mexican and ”pibil” is a method of cooking …

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Quick & Easy Pickled Onions as a Side Dish to Mexican Cooking

Pickled onions are a tart and slightly sweet accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes (a perfect match with Mexican cuisine).  The cool, pungent crunch adds a crisp fresh taste to carnitas or fish tacos in particular. They take 5 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to marinate, and will keep in the refrigerator for many …

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Low Carb Mexican Street Food – using chile lime salt (Tajin-inspired)

Using a chile lime salt sprinkled over fruits and vegetables as a snack is one of my favorite Mexican snacks. It is a standard on many Mexican street food offerings. Tajin is the brand name of this chile lime salt, but this DIY recipe makes one that is much fresher, allowing the simple ingredients to …

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Healthy Low Carb Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a hearty French seafood stew, similar to cioppino but further characterized by the addition of saffron and a fish stock/white wine base as the broth. Fennel and orange peels are also ingredients that are common to a French bouillabaisse and are included in the recipe below. What Exactly is Bouillabaisse? While the fish …

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Low Carb Mexican Rajas con Queso

Rajas is a Spanish term which literally translates to “strips” or “slices”. But for lovers of Mexican cuisine, rajas con Queso usually refers to roasted poblano chile strips cooked with onions and cream (often sour cream) and white cheese (often jack or asadero cheese).  It can be served as tacos, quesadillas or simply in a …

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