Silvia Martinez, Author at Que Rica Vida
Silvia Martinez

Silvia Martinez

I am very fortunate to have been born and raised in Mexico, where I started cooking at the age of 12. My mother and grandmother were responsible for teaching me many basic and beautiful dishes. I met the love of my life while in a garden in the quiet little town of Guanajato, where he had come to study Spanish. He later confessed to me that he knew he would marry me as he watched me slice onions. Now we live in sunny California with our two handsome sons. In addition to caring for my beautiful family, I spend my time writing about children, food, entertainment, beauty, health and fashion in my bilingual blog In 2011 I was rewarded for my efforts by being voted best bilingual blogger of 2011 by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media), and consider myself fortunate to work with some of the most well-known and respected brands in the United States.

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Posted on May 24, 2015

Cauliflower Au Gratin

My brother and I used to give my mom a hard time with cauliflower, so my mom began experimenting with different …

Posted on May 19, 2015

Taco Tuesday: Tropical Green Tacos with Fish

The supermarkets in my neighborhood have all kinds of lettuce varieties, they all look crunchy and fresh. There’…

Posted on May 4, 2015

Tangy Picadillo

Sometimes 30 minutes is all you need to bring a delicious meal to the table. Picadillo is a tasty dish made with…

Posted on April 19, 2015

Turkey, Bacon and Watercress Sandwich

The watercress has only recently become trendy, despite being consumed since the XIII century and enjoyed for its…

Posted on April 17, 2015

Guanajuato-Style Pacholas

Pacholas are a traditional dish from the state of Guanajuato in Mexico. Ground beef is frequently used in Mexico…

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