How to Maximize Your Mex, According to Rick Bayless

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By F&W Editors Posted April 23, 2015

The star chef shares simple ways to add a Mexican twist to every meal with tips inspired by his new cookbook.

The star chef shares simple ways to add a Mexican twist to every meal with tips inspired by his new cookbook.

9 A.M. Stir a spoonful of sweet-sour dark chipotle seasoning and a handful of crumbled bacon into your cream cheese to spread on your morning bagel.

Noon: Warm up a stack of kitchen towel–wrapped corn tortillas in a vegetable steamer for a simple lunch of garlicky greens-and-beans tacos.

3 P.M. Swap your $12 green juice for a homemade licuado, made with pineapple, lime juice, chopped mint, cilantro or parsley, and greens like alfalfa, kale or spinach.

6 P.M. Learn a new vocabulary word: enfrijoladas, an enchilada-style stuffed tortilla finished with a bean sauce. Practice your pronunciation while you prepare Bayless’s fava bean version.


9 P.M. Catch up on your telenovelas while you enjoy a coconut-lime ice pop (pictured; extra credit if you call it a paleta) for dessert.

Recipe: Coconut-Lime Ice Pops

Related: More Recipes from Rick Bayless
Southwestern Tex-Mex Recipes
How To Make A Tortilla

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