Lime y Limón Inspiration

Mojito Cake from Que Rica Vida

So, I walked into a liquor store the other day, on a mission to buy booze for a friend’s party. Anything I wanted, she said. She was making a grilled limey pork tenderloin. I walked out with sangria and bottle of ready-made mojitos. (Yes, that may be a Cuban sin to buy pre-mixed mojitos, but whatever…)

Summer: When all I really want is limey flavored everything — everything from salads to batidos to lechon to adult libations. I crave lime just as I crave sticking my toes in the sand, or as is the case most of my Tennessee summers, dunking myself in a cool creek. (It is no wonder one of my favorite retro dance bands is called Lime?)

So, when Que Rica Vida’s new site launched, I took a spin purposely looking for limón recipes. The site caters to Latina moms, and is stocked with recipes and family resources such as health and education. It also boasts affiliation with gigantic star power: Karla Martinez, Dr. Aliza and BabyCenter.

FYI: The General Mills-created site is written in Spanish, and while thanks to Mrs. Arrastia, my grade school and high school task-master Spanish teacher, I can read and write in Spanish, I prefer to read in English.  So, I use the handy Google Chrome “translate this page” button, and it works fabulously. That’s a tip for those among us who can’t habla habla the way abuela wants us to.

Any-guay, this is the heaven I found:

Mojito Cake!

Key Lime cupcakes Beware the translation will tell you “lemon” but the recipe is for limes. In Spanish, limón is used for both green and yellow limes/lemons. You have to state the color: limón verde/limón amarillo.

Grilled corn with chile and lime

Banana lime smoothie

And because, why not? Churros! I’ve never made churros because I thought they only came from greasy Miami walk-up window cafes, but this recipe looks so easy. I may even make a Martha lime glaze for them.

Do you share my love of all things limón?  Got a favorite recipe to share?

Disclaimer: General Mills paid for my trip to Miami to learn first-hand about Que Rica Vida. This post, however, has been written of my own free will and for the love of limes.

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By Carrie on June 21, 2010 · Posted in food, headline

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Posted on June 21st, 2010

Marta says:

I tried the mojito cupcakes at the Que Rica Vida event – to die for!

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Posted on June 21st, 2010

Ana Lilian says:

I do share your love of ALL things limón! En la sopa, con aguacate, con mango verde! Yum!! But, my favorite has to be in a michelada–beer with lime and salt–and in ceviche. So refreshing!
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Posted on June 22nd, 2010

Sra. López says:

My mouth literally waters just hearing the words “lime flavored”. I love it! … Since I came back from Miami, I went crazy making mojitos every day, (mostly virgin though!) … The ones made with pre-made mix were better than the ones I tried to make authentically – probably just because I don’t have good technique.

Anyway – I’m definitely up for trying some of these other lime recipes!
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Posted on June 23rd, 2010

Lisa Renata says:

Limon, limon y mas limon. I love everything with limon. Have you ever tried lime cheesecake? Yum. I can’t quite remember where, but I did and loved it…now I want some, darn!
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Posted on June 27th, 2010