Is this time again to celebrate diversity in Latin America. I am very excited to be part of the Multicultural Kids Blogs annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop. Many bloggers got together and are not just having a super Giveaway; but also, we have a lot of fun articles that you can read about Hispanic Heritage and celebrate diversity with us.
This year I am planning to celebrate with food. I did some research and I found similarities among meals in different Hispanic countries that left me with a lot of antojos. It was also very nice to see that in spite of differences among Hispanics, we have a lot in common when it is time to talk about food. By the way, these similarities go way beyond Tacos.
It is important to mention that meals in each Hispanic country vary according to the geography of the region, the climate, the culture and history of each country. A lot of Latin American cuisine is a combination of native cooking with European influence. Of course each area adds their own touch to the meal and that makes the more variety.
Como muestra un boton! The slide show will prove my point. Many versions of the same meal and many common dishes with a different name. And of course, you will find the recipes after the slide show.
Empanadas are very common in Latin America. They are originally from Galicia-Spain. You can find many different versions of Empanadas, Some are fried, others are baked. Some are filled with cheese or with fruit; while others have meet filling (like a stew). You can find Empanadas in Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Obviously the filling in La Empanada varies according to different regions. Leanna from All Done Monkey shared this easy to make Costa Rican Empanada recipe with me. Perhaps Empanadas are more famous than tacos, don’t you think?
- Empanadas.- Leanna from All Done Monkey shared this easy to make Costa Rican Empanada recipe. Perhaps Empanadas are more famous than tacos, don’t you think?
- Quinoa Recipe.- Dishes with Quinoa and Amaranto are very common in Andean countries, such as Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. I like Quinoa! I specially like how nutritious it is. A favorite of my family is Sopa de Quinua or Quinoa soup.
- Mexican Meatball Soup, I found this yummy Mexican meat ball soup recipe. It is sort of a cazuela.
- Humintas a la Olla
- Humintas al Horno Bolivian style.
- Costa Rican Tamales Asados.
- Pupusas, I found a very good recipe that I am planning to make.
- My Puerto Rican friend Frances shared her gandules and rice specialty.
- And Maria shared her Burritos recipe and HOW TO fold them!a
- Tallarines verdes, a great alternative to try some Peruvian cuisine.
- Chicha Morada is one of the yummiest drinks there is. Mary has a really nice recipe.
- Colombian Arepuelas, are like Bolivian Buñuelos. Seeing mama Tortuga’s recipe made me want to cook them for breakfast.
The Giveaway from MKB
Welcome to the Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop, hosted this year by Multicultural Kid Blogs and 22 of our member blogs! Don’t miss our amazing giveaway, and share your own posts at our linky!
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year, “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America” (from HispanicHeritageMonth.gov)
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MKB Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop: Participating Blogs
Hispanic Heritage Month GIVEAWAY!
This year to celebrate we are giving away fabulous prizes! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for a chance to win!
Please note that there are shipping restrictions on some prizes. In the event that the winner lives outside of the shipping area, that portion of the prize will be added to the following prize package.
Grand Prize Package
Smart Play Pad (SRP $ 24.99): Interactive tablet like electronic toy makes early learning fun and exciting for little ones. More than 30 touch sensitive keys teach language and pronunciation skills to help prepare children for school. Bilingual feature helps kids learn in English & Spanish. Lightweight and truly portable for on-the-go learning. Ships to US and Canada only.
A basket of fun from Escuela Falcón in Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico. This prize includes educational games, ceramic Day of the Dead skulls, a hand-painted ceramic box, wooden toys, and a certificate for 5 hours of Skype Spanish lessons with Escuela Falcón.
A basket from Lanugo that includes Lanugo’s new book, “Lula la Consentida,” a limited edition “Latino de Corazón” infant apparel, and Seventh Generation’s earth conscious baby product essentials. US shipping only.
A Spanish edition of the award-winning game Bananagrams.
DVD of Spanish music videos from Rockalingua.
First Prize Package
A child’s sweater and bag from Peru courtesy of Kid World Citizen. The handmade, wool sweater is typical from the Andes and might fit a child ages 2-4. The little backpack is also handmade with gorgeous details typical of the region.
A Spanish edition of the award-winning game Bananagrams.
Chocolalala – CD of songs in English and Spanish from Mister G.
Hola Hello – A CD of children’s songs in English and Spanish from Mariana Iranzi.
Mis primeros poemas – A book of poems and audio CD for Spanish learners from All Bilingual Press.
Digital download of Spanish Colors Activities Pack with printable minibooks, games and activity pages from Mundo de Pepita.
Spanish activity book with an audio CD with listening exercises for kids between 3-10 years old (value: 12€) from Lingua Toys.
Hand-crafted guiro (traditional instrument), hand-carved from a gourd in Bolivia with a sun and moon pattern. Great instrument as well as a piece of folk art. From DARIAMUSIC. US shipping only.
Second Prize Package
Handwoven scarf from Nicaragua courtesy of Spanish Playground.
A CD of children’s songs in English and Spanish from Mariana Iranzi.
ABC Fiesta – CD of songs in English and Spanish from Mister G.
Digital download of 6 printable Spanish high frequency words books from Custom Literacy.
Bonus Prize: France Shipping Only!
Beautiful piñata created especially for this contest by Piñatas de Laly.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Link Up Your Posts Now it’s your turn to share your posts! The linky will be open through October 15, so come back and share throughout Hispanic Heritage Month!