September 11, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month, Recipes & A Chef Merito Spice Basket Giveaway...

Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Monday (September 15th-October 15th) and what better way to celebrate than with food -- Which for those of you of Hispanic or Latin decent know is one of the main ways to celebrate any and everything. So I have some recipes for you from the wonderful people over at Chef Merito (For those of you unfamiliar with Chef Merito, it is a family-owned business that feature a full line of special seasonings, spices and herbs. Their products combine only the freshest and highest quality spices and are dedicated to enhance authentic Latin American, Mexican, and Spanish cuisine), as well as a giveaway!

Unfortunately I don't have time to cook anything and show you how I'd cook the recipes I've decided to share because I'm leaving for Greece, but I promise you when I get back I'll bust out my spices and show you some of their other recipes because there are a bunch that I'd love to try. So for right now here are some of Chef Merito's recipe cards...

You guys know I don't eat meat, but I had to share Chef Merito's Cuban Steak recipe because it is one of my family's favorite dishes. Whenever I'm at a Cuban restaurant at least one member of my family orders it and it's a treat at my parents' house when my dad makes it.

And for people like me who don't eat meat, Chef Merito's Ceviche recipe might be up your alley.
If you'd like to check out any more of their recipes click here or if you have your own, I'd love to hear about them -- I'm always looking for something new to cook.

Now on to the giveaway...

One (1) reader will be receiving a Chef Merito gift basket similar to the one below.
This is a standard Rafflecopter giveaway. In order to be the lucky winner you must leave a comment below about your favorite Latin American, Mexican, Spanish, etc. cuisine and follow this blog using Google Friend Connect. You can gain additional entries by doing a number of other tasks listed in the widget below. Good luck!

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This post and giveaway were sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. I'll be receiving my own Chef Merito Basket identical to the winners. 


  1. I love Mexican rice, goat cheese enchiladas, burracho beans and I don't cook any of it :(

  2. That is HARD to pick. I love Mexican food, and thankfully there's a lot of it where I live now. I'm actually eating leftover fajitas rancheros with charro beans and salsa. I'll have to see if I can dig out my chicken mole recipe...

  3. I've recently been getting into cooking. I live in Texas where Tex-Mex is huge but I really love the bright, fresh flavors of middle Mexico. I love watching and making recipes from both Pati's Mexican Table and Rick Bayless - Mexico One Plate at a Time. Pati's chipotle mashed pototaes are great!

    You can find my version of the recipe here:

  4. I love to Mexican food, carne asada, bistec, sopes, tacos, ceviche yum

  5. I love Mexican food!
    I would prepare a steak to tampiqueña.
    - steak
    mm delicious !!

  6. I love Mexican and Colombian Food:
    Enchiladas, guacamole, chiles rellenos, pozole, birria and Colombian: Bandeja paisa, viudo de pescado and arepas