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Watermelon, a vegetable

You probably did not know that watermelon is considered a vegetable and fruit, like cucumbers and pumpkin. This refreshing and juicy fruit/vegetable, contributes to your body – in each juicy snack – vitamins, lycopene, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids; it is fat free, low in sodium and only 40 calories per cup; it is...

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Cambray Tamalitos

Tamale is a meal with pre-Columbian roots; its main ingredient is corn. The cambray tamalito is not as common as it was before, but it has not stopped being an important part of the Guatemalan gastronomy. In June it is popular to see in the villages, for Corpus Christi, make these colorful and sweet...

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What you did not know about the onion

The onion is one of the foods most used in the kitchen, and perhaps you did not know, but it is also one of the most interesting. Onion makes you cry due to its sulfuric acid in its natural oil, to reduce the burning of eyes you can wet the knife you use in...

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Jocón

Its name comes from the quiche word “Jok om” which means green message, to have this peculiar color, it is prepared with different green ingredients (miltomate, green tomato, onion with a stem, cilantro and chili pepper) accompanied with chicken, pork or beef or all three meats. It is originally from Quetzaltenango and in 2007...

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One pear a day

The popular saying, “being healthier than a pear” is not wrong, since including a pear to your daily diet is essential for your health. This is due to its high fiber content – which helps combat constipation -; they are antioxidants and contain vitamins that help prevent cancer. Pears are red, green or yellow;...

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Limonada con Chan

This refreshing natural drink, besides being delicious, is nutritious; it is high in fiber, antioxidants and fatty acids, such as omega 3. For its preparation, nothing more is required than lemon, water, sugar and chan or chia. It is perfect to accompany meals or simply, to sip on during summer evenings.  

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A Good Martini

A martini is a drink that never goes out of style, but preparing it correctly can be a challenge, as it requires a lot of precision. The classic recipe for a perfect Martini has a portion of extra dry Martini, a shot of gin and a shot of orange bitter; all of this is...

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Guatemalan Tostada

Tostadas are common in Guatemala; wherever you go you can find these crispy delicacies. They are made with a base of fried corn tortilla, and it is commonly smeared with: guacamole, beans, tomato sauce, ground beef or chow mien. The truth is that any ingredient on a tostada is delicious; and you can easily...

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Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa MAP C2/C4/G3 7832-0038 Needing some motherly love? Having recently celebrated it’s anniversary, Cafe Condesa provides you just that. It’s been a home-away-from-home for locals and travelers alike for over 24 years! May is a special month for Condesa because out of the 70+ people who work there (among the restaurant and the...

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Piloyada Antigüeña

This traditional dish consists mainly of large beans – known as piloyes – and it’s served as somewhat of a fresh, cold salad. Two kinds of sausages, pork, chicken and other meats. To season the beans, a mixture of vinegar, tomato, onion, coriander, thyme, salt and pepper is added.

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