World Food Sunday: Down In Mexico

Hasta la vista summer. It's been real.


by Jess Commons |
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Well this summer's not panning out quite like we expected is it? This time a few weeks about we had visualisations of sunning ourselves on park benches whilst kind friends dropped grapes into our mouth and fanned the hot air away from our faces. Instead, it's been bloody miserable. Summer is probably never going to happen properly. Let's all make a collective agreement and give up on it now. Hey, it's a lesson we learned early on; if you're a glass-half-empty kinda gal then you can never be disappointed.

Instead, hole up in your house and get going with our next World Food Sunday challenge. This week, we're heading to Mexico, mainly because it's probably hot there and that might help us get over all the sadness at the demise of our summer. Here's how to do it.

The Drink


You've had a margarita before. You've had all the margaritas before and quite frankly there's not many more different 'takes' on it that we're up for trying. Except for this one. Because it's excellent. In fact, take it as a general rule that pomegranate just makes everything excellent.

Pomegranate Margarita


1 ½ Parts Corzo Reposado Tequila

½ part Cointreau Liqueur

½ Part Lime Juice

Splash of grapefruit juice

1 part pomegranate juice



    The Food


    It's not all about fajitas and tacos in Mexico you know. Check out this one pot stew from BBC Good Food. It's dead easy to make and you cna make it stretch to as many people as needed. As long as you're stingy on the portions.


    1 tbsp olive oil

    1 onion, sliced

    2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped into largish chunks

    3 tbsp chipotle paste

    2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

    4 skinless chicken breasts

    140g quinoa

    2 chicken stock cubes

    1 x 400g can pinto beans, drained

    Small bunch coriander, most chopped, a few leaves left whole

    juice 1 lime

    1 tbsp sugar

    natural yogurt, to serve


      The Game


      Slightly extravagant here but you've not got anything else to do so make yourself and your guests a pinata, then fill it with weird shit from your room that you don't really know where to keep. Everyone will have fun AND you'll clear a space on your shelf. Even if you fail spectacularly in the creation process (which you will), at least you'll have fun. Follow these instructions from WikiHow. In all fairness theirs doesn't look all that either so you're in good company.

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      This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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