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 July 29, 2014

Cajeta Gelato

Cajeta is a very popular Mexican from the city of Celaya in the state of Guanajuato. It’s similar to dulce de leche…

Posted on July 29, 2014

Red Shrimp Soup

I remember my parents taking me to the beach every year when I was a little girl. This was my opportunity to eat…

Posted on July 20, 2014


Almojábanas are very popular in some countries of Latin America, especially in Colombia. They’re round breads made…

Posted on July 19, 2014

Crab Fritters with Spicy Red Sauce

Conch Fritters are a typical dish from the Bahamas. If you’ve had the opportunity to taste the original then you…

Posted on July 18, 2014

Pigs in a Blanket with Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Last year I asked my oldest so what he would like me to prepare for his birthday and he said, “two things: pigs …

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