I presented my research, "Exploring the use of Moringa oleifera as a vegetable in Agua Caliente Nueva, Jalisco, Mexico" at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Global Health Day 2018.
In the restaurants and stores of Oaxaca City, anuncios could be seen everywhere instructing customers to do one thing: ditch the plastic. Check out how Mexico is tackling plastic pollution in my latest post!
Celebrating the New Year is universal, but we all have different ways of saying goodbye to the past and looking toward the future. I had the privilege to ring in the New Year with locals in Oaxaca! Read on to find out their Mexican tradition for New Year's Eve.
Despite the consistent 90+ degree weather in Agua Caliente, I was never able to give up my love for soup! My host sister prepared this really simple noodle soup and it only took 3 ingredients: onion, tomato, and pasta noodles! Here's what you'll need: 1 onion 2-3 tomatoes, depending how tomatoey you want … Continue reading Recipe: Dry-cooked Noodle Soup
Looking for a refreshing merienda (snack) for a hot, summer day? Look no further, as aguachile is all you'll ever need (aside from the obvious choices of fresh fruit!) A traditional Mexican dish, aguachile is made up of shrimp marinated in lime juice, cucumbers, onions, and something spicy! Ingredients // Ingredientes: fresh shrimp // camarones … Continue reading Recipe: Aguachile
8 weeks have flown by here in Agua Caliente Nueva. It's been an incredible experience living with such a wonderful family. They've welcomed me with open arms and took care of me through thick and thin, especially when I had food poisoning twice during my time here lol... Extrañaré a mi familia Mexicana 😥 Mexicanos son … Continue reading Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family
If you're living anywhere outside of an industrialized, large city, you're bound to find insects and other bugs that you haven't encountered before. This is the story of my experience with a spider the size of my HAND.
I've heard SO many stories about fantasmas (ghosts) or almas (spirits). My host father is full of these anecdotes and it's just so interesting and quite spooky since I never wanted to believe they existed. Sure, there are a bunch of TV shows about ghosts and all things haunted, but me being the scaredy cat … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Fantasmas!
Alright guys I know it's not November yet, but I had to share this fascinating tradition in Michoacán with y'all!
Human babies are born with the instinct to suckle as a means to get food. No one taught them this, just like many other animals in the world. I think it's pretty incredible how nature has a way of taking care of animals, big and small. When I went to the kitchen to grab some … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Nature’s Instincts