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Boricua/Texan recently relocated to Seattle. Local Eateries, Recipe, Food styling, Photography and Traveling. Inspiring others to live their best life.
I miss traveling. I know in the big scheme of things this is trivial. I miss being able to travel throughout the small cities, explore, look for wall art, city’s history and eat all the noms.😌 Hence the traveling word in my handle. I don't think I have ever shared how the name Hungry Traveling Mama came to be.💁🏻♀️ One August afternoon in 2016, my husband and I were having lunch together. What's special about this? Well, he was stationed in OK and I was in Texas. We used to do text or video chat lunches, we had to make it work! I mentioned to him how frustrated I was because I wanted to take my account into a different direction but I knew my IG handle was not letting me be great😒. So we threw names out there and after an hour we hadn't come up with anything.🧐 I had two requirements: I didn't want a handle that attached me to any city, because I knew at some point I will be moving. Also didn't want my name in it.🙅🏻♀️ After almost two hours,💆🏻♀️ my husband rolled his eyes and said "well, you are always hungry (ruuude)😩, you like to travel and are a mama"🤷🏻♂️. He knew what I love the most: my kids, food and travel!❤️ (and him😂) So I looked it up, it was available. That same day, I bought the domain for my blog. I knew from that day forward things were gonna change! The rest is history and here we are!💃🏽 I am always intrigued with the story behind people's IG handle. What's yours?🎉
It is all about that Watermelon Cucumber juice Every year, around this time, I wait for Trader Joe’s to release their Watermelon Cucumber Juice. One of the first cocktails I created using this juice was a Watermelon Cucumber Martini. Memorial day and July 4th are approaching and this could make a perfect cocktail for your quarantine BBQ and it pairs well this awesome Carne Asada, recipe here. In an iced cocktail shaker add watermelon cucumber juice, tequila, Tajín and shake vigorously.
It is finally Summer and if you know me, it's my least favorite season!🥵 but here we are! This heat means we will stay hydrated with our favorite beverage. We will continue doing the work against racism, support #blackownedbusinesses , Black and BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Creators and their work. There is a lot of unlearn/learn to do and we must be better allies beyond Instagram and social media. Donate to organizations who are doing the work AND the folks that are creating resources for all of us. Also don't forget to wear your masks, don't be that person. 😷 Last week I had the opportunity - thanks to @yelpseattle - to attend a virtual beer tasting with @metierbrewing - the only Black owned brewery in WA. I love craft beers and I am always looking for new beers to try. We sampled 4 of their awesome craft beers: Trailblazer, Calypso, Wei Wheat and the Jack Stripe - their award wining Coconut Porter. Inspired by a collaboration in brotherhood with Seattle’s famous Jerk Shack Restaurant- which was my favorite.🍺 If you are in WA consider ordering some brews. They're located in Woodinville. Give them a follow for Hours of operation and pick up days. Lastly, this is a marathon not a sprint and we must continue advocating, educating and supporting. 💪🏽 Hope you have a good Tuesday!☀️
Carne Asada is thinly sliced marinated beef cooked in the grill. Carne Asada which means literally grilled beef that has been thinly sliced and marinated in seasonings. There are a variety of beef that can be used like Skirt steak, tenderloin steak, rib steak and sirloin steak. It is important because: 2) You will have affordable options on the cuts of beef 3) If you don’t like to marinate your own, there’s an option to buy it already marinated.
This is a shrimple and easy cevice recipe that you will like!🦐🤓 Earlier this week I shared in my stories that since my husband has been working a lot in the ER we haven't had date night. 😒❤️ So I decided to plan a quick and fun date. I made a few dishes, a simple charcuterie and piña colada. It was also a way to thank him for being out there in the front lines so we can be safe at home. Y’all loved the stories from the messages I got! 💙 Today on the blog I am sharing my Easy Shrimp Ceviche recipe. Link in Bio✨ #PantryFridgeRecipes (video in the highlights) http://hungrytravelingmama.com/2020/04/23/easy-shrimp-ceviche/
A few years ago, our lives went from being able to go on dates frequently to basically none, due to my husband’s military hospital job and crazy schedule. So I wanted to do something nice because we haven’t been able to have date night since all of this madness began. The traditional Peruvian ceviche is made of chunks of raw fish, marinated in freshly squeezed key lime, with sliced onions, chili peppers, salt and pepper. In the Caribbean, ceviche is often made using mahi-mahi cured with lime juice, salt, onion, green pepper, habanero, and a touch of allspice.
"You can dance" - Tequila 😂(we've been there! Right!? )🤷🏻♀️ Besides cooking, slingin’ a good cocktail is my specialty. Throughout the years I have experimented with different juices, fruits, spirits and libations to create delicious concoctions!💃🏽 Memorial day and July 4th are approaching and this could make a perfect cocktail for your quarantine BBQ and it pairs well my Carne Asada (recipe on the blog). While we are not 100% back to our daily activities, you can still enjoy a cocktail here and there, especially when is this easy to make (with one of my favorite @traderjoes Product)❤️ Just a reminder, let's drink responsibly. With that being said, a mocktail is great option. Just substitute the alcohol for mineral water like @topochicousa 💛 Hope y'all still practice social distancing and be safe this weekend!💛 😷 Recipe live on the blog, link in bio✨
In essence they are hot pockets filled with different type of fillings, which can include meat, pork, fish, shrimp, lobster and local seafood or the childhood favorite: Pizza. To begin, in Puerto Rico we call them Empanadillas not pastelillos (which is wrong and we will not be arguing this- lol) nor empanadas. In a skillet, cook one pound of pork or beef with one tbsp of Sazón (you can find my recipe HERE to make your own). Then, add one tbsp of Coconut Aminos, I use Trader Joe’s organic brand and 1/3 cup of chopped onions.
Every year, Father’s Day is a reminder how my own father didn’t want to be part of my life. Ever. I just wish he would’ve given us a chance to have a relationship. Today and every day, I’m grateful for my husband, who’s a great father and for the bond him and the kids have. I couldn’t have ask for a better dad for our kids! We love you! Daniel ❤️❤️ @the.hungry.soldier Happy Father’s Day!
Even Mondays hit different now. There is no "right" way to process all of what is happening at the moment.💜 Some days I am cooking, reading, and sometimes just doing nothing but drinking my cocktail as my way to cope with this,🤷🏻♀️ Give yourself grace. Amid of all of this, I appreciate all the support that I have received in the past month. A few new friends have hit that follow button! If you are new here: Haeeeyyyy! welcome to the fam!💁🏻♀️ If you are an OG- thank you for still being here with me throughout all these years. Your support in a form of a comment, DM, Like or checking out my blog - means a lot! Gracias!!! 🥰 Let me re-introduce myself. Here are a few things about me! 1. I might seem like an extrovert but I am an introvert. 😩 2. I started my Instagram 7 years ago to share my recipes,travels and eats, with zero expectations. I've never imagined that thanks to it I would work with brands that I love and meet so many awesome people!💙 3. Last year we did a 28 days road trip moving from Texas to WA. Visited 21 cities and 7 states, it was an incredible experience. We are a military Fam!💙 4. I wanted to be a Lawyer, litigation is my jam but these days you'll find me doing a different type of Counseling. 5. I love to cook a good meal and make it look pretty. We eat with our eyes first. 6. I love a good crafted cocktail, my favorite is the french 75. 7. I could eat Crawfish Etouffee, Tostones and Poke everyday. 8. If I had my own restaurant it would be Caribbean + Creole + Asian Food Inspired. 9. I love Savory recipes and my 3 favorite ingredients to cook with are Sazon (I make my own), Truffle oil and Garlic. 10. My favorite Season is Fall and I am a Pumpkin Spice Girl💃🏽 Now Tell me something about you!!✨