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August 4, 2017

Mexican Crock Pot Carnitas Recipe

Mexican Crock Pot Carnitas Recipe
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Mexican Pulled Pork Carnitas recipe made in the crock pot slow cooker via flouronmyface.com

Authentic Mexican Crock Pot Carnitas Recipe If you have been looking for an authentic Mexican pork carnitas recipe that can be made in the slow cooker you have to make this Crock Pot Carnitas recipe! Crock Pot Carnitas is an authentic Mexican pulled pork recipe. Carnitas are little meats. Make them in your slow cooker…

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September 7, 2016

Found some vegan Mexican food by the Grand Canyon, right next to…

Found some vegan Mexican food by the Grand Canyon, right next to…

Found some vegan Mexican food by the Grand Canyon, right next to our hotel! Separate vegetarian section on the menu, no animal products in the rice or beans, 32 oz beers, what more could I want? #vegan #arizona (at Sophie’s Mexican Kitchen)


February 26, 2016

Vegan nachos in London. I typically don’t order Mexican…

Vegan nachos in London. I typically don’t order Mexican…

Vegan nachos in London. I typically don’t order Mexican food in Britain cuz it’s a joke. This is as good as it gets though. Lovely homemade cashew cheese, freshly fried tortilla chips, questionable guacamole. LA, stop laughing at me. #vegan #london (at manna restaurant)


7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups

fresh and healthy 7 layer mexican dip cups easy snack and school lunch idea!

Today I’m going to share my “super secret” way I indulge when snacking. These 7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups are my favorite way of enjoying “just enough” so that I don’t inhale an entire dip platter and half a bag of chips.

What I love about these is that they are easy to put together with leftovers from our Taco Night or Burrito Bowls Dinner. What it’s not to love from a recipe that can easily use up whatever leftovers you have in the fridge and turn itself into a delicious mini meal or lunch item? Seriously.

I know that most seven layer party dips are made with refried beans, but I personally love the texture of black beans. One of my pet-peeves when I go to a party is when the dip seems to look like a rainbow of mush after a couple of people dip their chip in the platter. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. At the same time when you almost wonder if it tastes better than it looks!

This wont’ happen with my individual Mexican cups. The walls hold the ingredients so dip after dip it holds it’s texture. I will admit, I don’t always have avocados around to make my Easy Guacamole recipe, so sometimes I buy it pre-made. It’s fresh, there are no artificial ingredients in Sabra’s guacamole, and I love that it’s not an avocado puree. Sabra’s guacamole actually leaves avocado pieces intact so I feel like I am eating my homemade guacamole.

Honestly, it’s also not out of laziness that I buy the guacamole. Have you ever gone to the store, felt the avocados, and wondered if they are overly ripe or they were dropped somewhere? Man, I can’t stand when I can’t find a decent avocado in a pile of mushy ones. Hard avocados I will buy, but mushy ones I can’t.

Ok, so back to these Mexican cups. While I don’t eat corn chips often, I also like to dip celery or carrot coins in my dip. The other people in my house, however, can’t get enough of the crunchy chip and dip combo. Overall, it’s a win-win mini meal idea. Protein, fiber, healthy fats, and veggies? This is definitely a winner.

7 Layer Mexican Dip Cups
Author: Laura Fuentes
Serves: 6-8 dip cups
  • 1 8 ounce package Sabra guacamole or
  • 1 cup Easy Guacamole Recipe
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced black olives
  • minced green onion, topping
  1. Line up all your ingredients and 6 small lidded jars plastic cups.
  2. Layer about 2 tablespoons of each ingredient: guacamole, black beans, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes and black olives inside every cup. Top with green onions and refrigerate.

Check out the Easy Guacamole Recipe and video.

Need a dinner idea that will yield leftovers for these awesome Mexican cups? Check out my Easy Taco Night Recipe!

From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website.  Today’s post was brought to you by Sabra Dipping Co.  All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.

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