In light of the ill-fated swine flu, politically known now as H1N1, Mexico and their people have been getting
a bad rap. I’ve read all sorts of vile and crass statements toward both Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Truthfully, I think the swine flu is a way of God smacking us in the face. Think about it.
Oh, but I digress! Mexicans, my friends, have lots to offer us Americanos! Their food is probably the most popular cuisine in America. Tacos, cerveza, Corona, enchiladas, chimichangas, Margaritas – you name it. I mean, come on, you know you will secretly drive through Taco Bell at 12:30 am, after having had more cocktails then your comadres can hold in, and order up some 7-layer nacho and cinnamon twists (tho I’m not too certain those are authentically Mexican…). I’ll admit that I, myself make a run for the border every blue moon. But since I do cook and pride myself on being damn good at making some classics, I make Mexican food at home! It’s so much better! And since us gringos are celebrating Cinco de Mayo today (not that Mexicans really care or toast up in that country), I offer a scrumptious, creamy bite into all of guacamoles!
I figured you’ll get your share of tequila shots and margaritas from your local bar later tonight!
Straight from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I ate all of this smooth and varying guac (see pic above) a few months ago. And from my cocina, here’s a a tried and true recipe for you adventurers!
CUBAN-STYLE GUACAMOLE WITH PINEAPPLE
This recipe is good for about 5 people. Double if you want to feed the masses.
* 2 Haas avocados
* 5 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/4 cup red onion, diced
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 2 tsp salt
* 2 tsp black pepper
* 1.5 cup fresh pineapple, small chunks
* 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
* 1/4 cup tomato, diced
* 1 tsp cumin * (you don’t have to, but I think it’s great to add)
Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Place in medium serving bowl, scooping out all of the avocado with a teaspoon. Mash avocado with fork, allowing some chunks to remain. Mash & stir longer if you want a smoother dip. Add cilantro, garlic, onion, tomato, pineapple, red pepper, salt and mix well. Add olive oil and pepper to taste. Mix again. Serve and please do enjoy! Serves about 5.
Need something to wash down all that guac? Try a Cucumberita!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"