Healthy Habits & Self-Monitoring: A Powerful Tool for Change

  Whether you’re trying to get to a healthier weight or just eat healthier, one of the most powerful tools you can use is self-monitoring. Self-monitoring is simply paying attention to what you’re doing and keeping track of it. You can use self-monitoring to improve your eating habits, track your physical activity, become more aware…… Continue reading Healthy Habits & Self-Monitoring: A Powerful Tool for Change

How to Make a Simple Sofrito

The Simple Sofrito The Simple Sofrito is a powerful flavor ambassador.  One of the very first things that my mother taught me about cooking is to always start with a sofrito.  She said that my food would always be delicious if I started whatever I was doing with this magic concoction.  It seems like every Latino…… Continue reading How to Make a Simple Sofrito

Embracing Our Heritage Through the Love of Food

Our Rich Heritage Embraced Through Food! At De Las Mías, we embrace our indigenous and  our Spanish roots.There is so much history that shaped our Indo-Hispano heritage, and some of it is not so good. Oppression and colonization caused pain and suffering. And because of that, we would sometimes like to abandon our past and…… Continue reading Embracing Our Heritage Through the Love of Food

The Mexican Pantry

  The Basics of the Mexican Pantry  When I think about a traditional Mexican pantry, I think of my abuela’s house. At my paternal grandmother’s house, we had a large pantry — a despensa — it was like a walk-in closet only for food. I loved my grandmother’s pantry because it smelled of cinnamon, clove, anise…… Continue reading The Mexican Pantry

Cucumber and Jícama Salad

Cucumber and Jícama Salad: A Delicious Way to Eat Your Veggies At De Las Mías, we pride ourselves in bringing you the most delicious and simple ways of preparing and serving healthy Mexican foods! If you’ve been to Mexico, no doubt you came across the food carretas selling sliced jícama with lime and chilito. And…… Continue reading Cucumber and Jícama Salad