Wordless Wednesday: The Other Side of The Tortilla on Parade.com

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve shared three of our favorite Mexican street food recipes with Parade magazine at parade.com. Be sure to check out all the mouth-watering recipes that will give you the urge to make some antojos de la calle in your own kitchen!

theothersideofthetortilla.com featured on Parade.com


Recently, parade.com has also shared other recipes from The Other Side of The Tortilla:

Be sure to check them out to discover lots of great recipes from us and others! Happy Wednesday!

My go-to dinner: Tostadas {featured on mom.me}

Thanks to the folks at mom.me for featuring our tips on why tostadas are a great go-to meal for moms with picky eaters this week! Check out the “My Go-To Dinner” gallery on mom.me for our recipe and others, including from some of our favorite food blogs such as Nibbles and Feasts, Everyday Maven and Gluten is My Bitch.

Tag your Instagram photos #mygotodinner for a chance to see your dinner featured on mom.me too!


To go directly to our post on how to make tostadas, click here.

  • Do you have a go-to Mexican meal? Let me know what it is in the comments!



The Tortilla named Best Latin Food Blog by LATISM

We have some very exciting news to share! This past weekend in Chicago, I attended the LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) National Conference and was awarded Best Latin@ Food Blogger for my work on The Other Side of The Tortilla!

Thank you to each and every one of you voted! It was truly an honor to receive this award. Many of you who have been reading since the beginning know that I launched the social presence of this blog during a Thursday night #latism chat in 2009 after months of tweeting photos of all kinds of Mexican goodies coming from my kitchen. Since day one, it has been nothing but love and encouragement from everyone in the LATISM family and this award means so much to me.

Special thanks also to the LATISM board of directors, especially founder Ana Roca Castro and VP of communications Elianne Ramos for their unwavering support and also inviting me to speak at the conference about niche blogging. I had an amazing time spending two days listening to captivating speakers, making connections within the community and catching up with old friends, and I will definitely be attending LATISM12 in Houston next year. I go to a lot of conferences, but this was undoubtedly one of the best I have ever been to.

Thank you, my incredible readers, friends, fans and family, for your continued support, love and allowing me into your homes and kitchens. It has been an amazing journey so far, and I hope you’ll not only continue to join me here for recipes, cultural knowledge and travel tips, but that you’ll also share the site with your family and friends, too.

Thank you to the brands and sponsors who have believed in what I’m doing here on The Other Side of The Tortilla and have given me constant opportunities to widen my audience and share my recipes with more people to educate them about Mexican cuisine and culture.

Most importantly, thank you to my husband for pushing me to start the blog during those initial moments of hesitation before hitting publish, always supporting what I do (no matter how crazy it may seem) and being my chief taste-tester.

I hope you’ll continue to follow along here, find The Other Side of The Tortilla on Facebook, follow me @MauraHernandez on Twitter, or any of the other places online I hang my hat. It’s been a dream come true to share my passion with all of you since 2009 and I look forward to sharing even more in the coming year with expanded content and partnerships.

Un abrazo a todos,




Travel Tuesday: Escape to Guanajuato

It’s no secret that I love Mexican playwright Tanya Saracho’s work. This past weekend I was in the third row of the opening night of her newest show, El Nogalar, playing at the Goodman Theatre through April 24. It was so amazing, I’m going to have to go back to see it again. I cried, I laughed, and at the end I was sad it was over. My only regret about the show is that there is no Act II; despite the 1 hour 40 minute run time with no intermission, I could have watched that story continue to unfold for a few hours longer. You can listen to Tanya talk about the play in a clip from Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty-Eight show from last week.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tanya last year for a feature in Café magazine, in which she was named one of the publication’s 2010 Latino Luminaries – an award for Latino leaders who served as inspiration and for the contributions made in their respective fields and communities. And she’s so brilliant, even the New York Times has taken note.

So suffice it to say that I was absolutely thrilled to see a travel piece in the April issue of Chicago magazine about Guanajuato, featuring Tanya as the trusty tour guide. Originally from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Tanya is a longtime Chicago resident. The article touts Guanajuato as “the anti-spring break,” a different alternative to visiting Mexico than just heading to typical places such as Cancún…. 

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

The end of 2010 was pretty good to us here at The Other Side of The Tortilla. We had a chance to travel quite a bit within Mexico, take hundreds of photos, learn new recipes to share and spend time with family. We hope your new year was filled with food, friends, family and buena vibra for a great 2011.

But we couldn’t let 2010 pass without letting you in on a little good news that happened while we were in Huatulco. Just before Christmas, our ponche navideño recipe was featured as one of the top 20 holiday drinks on Better Recipes, a site that’s part of the Better Homes & Gardens network. We couldn’t be prouder, and we think Abuelita Elda would be proud, too.

Click on the image below to see the full list of top 20 holiday mixed drink recipes on Better Recipes.

Thank you to all of our family, friends, fans and supporters who made The Other Side of The Tortilla great in 2010. We’re looking forward to what 2011 brings, and we’ve got plenty of recipes, stories and travel experiences to share this coming year. We hope you’ll continue to visit regularly and tell all your friends about us, too. May 2011 bring you todo lo que desean!

Con todo cariño,