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Sunday links, Cinco de Mayo + Mother’s Day mashup edition

Nice knowing you, April! It was a good run, but it’s time to welcome May with open arms. And a hearty appetite.

There’s lots of stuff going on this month. If you’re in need of some new (mostly healthy) recipe ideas to get you through the next round of festivities–namely Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day– I’ve got you covered!

Here’s what I’ve been digging online this week (plus a few of my own recipes in there for good measure)…

For Cinco de Mayo:

Bangkok margarita {A Spicy Perspective} – a refreshing sip with a twist of Thai flavours. Unexpected but oh-so right to pair with Mexican food.

Nacho bar {What’s Gaby Cooking} – I’m completely OBSESSED with this idea! No better time to build a serious nacho bar than Cinco de Mayo.

All about Mexican sandwiches {Serious Eats} – there’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Try one of these delicious sandwiches for Cinco de Mayo and you just might find a new year-round favourite.

Layered corn guacamole {What’s Gaby Cooking} – you can’t have too many variations of guacamole, and this recipe sounds particularly addictive.  I plan on making it again in late summer when we have fresh corn coming out of our ears :P

Mango cucumber salsa – I make this at least once a month and it’s always a crowd pleaser.  Serve with tortilla chips (naturally).

Cinco de mayo recipes | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Blackened fish tacos with cabbage mango slaw {Skinny Taste} – you can’t beat blackened fish, but stuffed in a taco and topped with this delectable slaw? Holy moly. I want these NOW.

Sweet potato black bean enchiladas {Munchie Pie} – the ultimate family meal is one you can throw into the oven in one big dish.  I love the combination of sweet potatoes and black beans – nutritious and delicious!

Chicken and black bean tostadas – tostadas are so easy to make and actually quite light.  Try these if you have leftover shredded chicken and a can of re-fried black beans.

Mexican street corn {No Spoon Necessary} – corn on the cob is one of the best summer treats of all, but it’s even more mouth-watering when topped with Mexican crema and cotija cheese.

Chicken pozole verde {Grandbaby Cakes} – this gorgeous green soup is just brimming with deep Mexican flavours.  Serve with chopped avocado, lime wedges, fresh cilantro leaves and sliced radishes.

Homemade corn tortillas {Kitchen Riffs} – can’t find authentic Mexican corn tortillas at your store? Make your own!

For Mother’s Day:

Coconut crepes with pomegranate and Nutella {Port and Fin} – start off Mom’s day on a good note with these indulgent breakfast crepes.  No one could possibly resist these!

Vegetable garden dip – onion dip “planted” with rows of fresh vegetables.  Extremely easy to make (trust me, I did it!) and special enough for a homemade Mother’s Day brunch.

This cute vegetable garden appetizer is perfect for a spring or summer party! The "dirt" is classic onion soup dip (made with Greek yogurt) topped with marble rye bread crumbs | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Salad with goat cheese and blueberries {Simone’s Kitchen} – a weekend brunch spread isn’t complete without a healthy salad.  This one would make a gorgeous addition to any Mother’s Day menu.

Chimichurri chicken {The Endless Meal} – sometimes chicken can be boring, but that’s certainly not the case when this vibrant green chimichurri sauce is involved!

Maple soy broiled salmon {Eating Bird Food} – salmon is a great choice for an elegant Mother’s Day lunch, especially when cooked with deeply flavourful maple syrup and soy sauce.

Raw vegan superfood fudge {Baked – The Blog} – if you’re staying away from animal products but still want a decadent dessert, look no further than this vegan fudge recipe.

Mother’s Day breakfast fondue {The Hot Plate} – as with the nacho bar mentioned earlier in this post, I’m absolutely obsessed with this idea! Fondue is fun and kitschy and would be a great way to spend Mother’s Day morning with your family.

Fruit muffins with streusel topping {La Cuisine d’Hélène} – once you click through a see these photos, you’ll NEED to make these muffins.  They’re sweet and beautiful to look at, just like Mom herself :)

That’s all for today’s edition of Sunday Links.  Wishing you a happy Cinco de Mayo and lovely Mother’s Day next weekend!

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  • Kel May 3, 2015, 10:53 am

    so many tasty ideas. I especially love the garden veggie dip. So cute!

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