Friday, October 31, 2014

25 Easy Mexican-Inspired Recipes

Happy Friday! And Halloween!

I'm feeling a bit better today. The cold moved extremely steadily throughout the normal progression that colds do. After waking up on Day 1, and knowing it was coming, it was here by 1 pm. It fully overtook my nose, the running and all the stuffiness. Sore throat. On Day 2, it was entirely in my head and by the end of the day, out of my nose. On Day 3, it had completely left my head and made its way into my chest. Now, Day 4, I'm feeling way better but still left with a nasty cough. One more day of taking it easy, and I'm hoping I'll be on the mend. I'm ready to start running again, as it has been 2 weeks since I last ran. Man, I hate saying that. I know I've lost a lot of progress, but I won't know how much till I get back out there. 

Anyhoo, it's Halloween! While I make the same meal every Halloween (my dad's chili- it's tradition), Mexican food isn't far from my mind. After all, it's been little Mexico all week here on the blog. I figured, why not wrap up this week with some of my absolutely favorite latin-inspired recipes? Mexican food is so much more than the standard ground beef and taco flavoring packet. I love everything about it- avocados, salsa, cilantro, tortillas, spanish rice, beans, cheese, the spices... It all works for me. I've rounded up 25 of my best Mexican recipes to share with everyone today. I hope you all enjoy!

And there you have it! Step out of your comfort zone and try one tonight!

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday today!

Linked to: Weekend Potluck, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party, Treasure Box Tuesday


  1. Dear Jessica, I love Mexican food. I never had it until a few years back and now I simply love it. I love the flavors and the spices. Everything looks great.
    I hope you feel all better soon. Sometimes these colds take a while to leave. Rest and relax until you feel better. xo Catherine

    1. Thank you so much Catherine! Mexican tops my list of favorites :) Thanks for the well wishes, I'm hoping I feel better soon too! Have a great weekend and holiday!

  2. I have slowly begun to love Mexican food more over the years. These all look yummy. Happy Halloween Jessica!!

    1. Thanks Keith! Happy Halloween to you, I hope you are feeling better as well! :)