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7 Ecuadorian Breakfasts to Kick Start Your Day

From bolon to colada, the classics.


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You Can Now Order Food via Facebook

Because you weren’t on Facebook enough, here’s another reason to log on: you can now order delivery right through the site, without ever leaving your Newsfeed.

Related: TLK’s Most Pinned Recipes


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Mexican Beef Salad
Mexican Beef Salad

This spicy and crunchy salad can work with leftover cooked beef or a couple of quickly cooked steaks that can be added at the last minute. A crisp lettuce like Romaine works great but really any leaves are a good backdrop to the spicy beef. If you are short of meat, or prefer it without, crumble on some feta at the end. Don't forget the guacamole and crisp tortillas or toasted sourdough bread.


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Strawberry and Thai Basil Mojito
Strawberry and Thai Basil Mojito

The only thing better than a mojito is this Strawberry and Thai Basil Mojito. This drink relies on the slightly anise like scent and mildly spicy kick of Thai basil (not present in sweet basil) to make the perfect summer cocktail.

photo: (c) Coral von Zumwalt


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This Pepper is So Hot It Could Kill Some People … And Save Others
This Pepper is So Hot It Could Kill Some People … And Save Others

A Welsh horticulturist has bread a variety of pepper so hot that it could cause a life-threatening anaphylactic shock if consumed. It’s also so hot that it could be used as an anesthetic to people allergic to traditional medicine. Because nature is tricky.

Related: The 10 Hottest Peppers in the World


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Tia’s Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger
Tia's Vegan Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

Professional surfer, Tia Blanco, travels the world in search of big waves and exotic islands. In homage to her travels, she created this vegan burger recipe that's full of tropical flavors.  


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Strawberry-Layered Tres Leches Cake
Strawberry-Layered Tres Leches Cake

This Strawberry-Layered Tres Leches Cake recipe combines fresas con crema and tres leches served in a very photogenic outfit. The traditional tres leches cake is served in a foil baking dish, which is not very appealing to the eye. 

This presentation takes its cue from the numerous Pinterest photos of tres leches cakes dressed up in edible flowers. The lesson: Don’t limit yourself to traditional presentations and ingredients.

photo: (c) Coral Von Zumwalt


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Mango, Mint & Rum Spritzer
Mango, Mint & Rum Spritzer

This cocktail is refreshingly simple and easy on the waistline, but I bet you didn’t know that mangos are said to prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, fight acne, and even increase your sex drive. This delicious fruit is loaded with vitamins A and E, which are crucial to maintaining eyesight and a healthy alkaline balance. The fresh mint aids in digestion and beautifully balances the rum and mango. Let’s toast to your health!


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