Healthy Food Just Keeps Getting Better


I can almost smell it. I can almost taste it. Healthy eating just keeps getting better.

green leaf vegetable

“Healthy” and “Good For You”

While I don’t know about you, but as a quite frankly unhealthy person, I for one have gotten pretty sick of hot, spicy Mexican food. I don’t know whether you are on the picky-eater stage or whether you simply have a love for spice (it’s all opinion), but in the year since I’ve been traveling around South America on my own, I have had some pretty bad experiences with Mexican food. That said, did I learn things from my Guanajuato hosts? Absolutely. I also got a lot of my own ideas about how to cook better food, too.

A Few Tips

Here are a few tips I want to share about cooking good Mexican food so that you have fun, (but hopefully don’t have as much trouble cooking it as I did).

1. Before cooking or preparing any kind of meat, make sure that you have all the spices, meat, chicken, and spices etc that you need. Try to make sure that you have a few days’ worth at least, and if not, then at least make the most of the day that you have.

2. Don’t cut corners on the color, freshness, and taste of your meat.

3. Undercook your meat- this is often a temptation, because it’s enjoyable and easy. However, as we know, overcooking your meat causes it to dry out, lose vitamins and minerals, as well as generally not taste as good.

Instead, cook your meat until it is fully done, and then move on to the rest of the ingredients.

4. Every ingredient should be mixed and properly prepared. Remember, the more the merrier!

5. Marinate your meat. This sounds so simple. But I figure people don’t properly do it. So, I’ve included this as a must-do.

6. Cook your vegetables.

7. While your vegetables are cooking, make sure that you have that bowl of oil and your tortillas, ready to go.

8. Wrap the chicken with the bacon.

9. Make sure that you do the beans and the potatoes those that you cooked earlier.

10. Bring the roast back to room temperature.

11. Using the pot holder, transfer the beans to the saucepan.

12. brown the meat and cut it. Once it’s browned, you can add the other ingredients.

13. Once all the ingredients are added, the chicken should be done. You can tell if it’s done when it bubbles when you put it in a water vessel.

14. That’s it!

Tips for the cook

Cooking can be a lot fun. After all, you’re creating new delicious dishes. And if you’re Rican, maybe you’re even trying to make new recipes as well. That’s why cooking is really fun. But remember, it doesn’t have to be a chore. You don’t have to be a chef. You just have to have the right tools.

For basic cooking you don’t need a lot of tools. You just need a set of knives, a basic saucepan or pan, a ladle, a wide spoon, a salad spinner, a food mill, and of course, an electric stove. Cooks often use a mixture of various spices, as well as salt and pepper. Check with them prior to using a particular spice.

Read the recipe completely. Simple recipes are generally much easier to read and follow. Recipes should be written from the viewpoint of the cook, not the chef. In other words, follow your own tastes and personal preference. Feel free to adjust, experiment, and challenge your tastes.

Use the correct utensils. There are many different types of cutlery. That’s right. There are waffle irons, steak knives, bread knives, and garlic scissors. Can you believe that there are knife sets that don’t have a blade? Well, there’s no need to buy a set of knives. As a rule, however, you should own at least two.

Learn to use a knife. Learn how to whack a chicken bone with a knife, or how to fillet a fish with a knife. Being able to cut with a knife sets you apart from other people. However, don’t just whack the chicken leg with the knife. Learn how to break apart the chicken wing and get it out of the joint.

vegetable salad served on white bowl