An Immigrant Parent’s Love Language is Cut Fruit by Ayesha Erkin

March. Covid came. And I wish I could say it went. But it’s still here.  It took a lot from everyone. From me, it took away a sense of independence & tossed away any semblance of a life plan.10 years of resisting a life that wasn’t the stereotypical Muslim brown girls fate; staying at home … Read moreAn Immigrant Parent’s Love Language is Cut Fruit by Ayesha Erkin

Arepas a la maniere Colombianas by Rachel Cabeza

In my family, Arepas are synonymous with joy. On weekends my mother worked long hours, while my Tia and grandma would prepare arepas along with caldo, eggs, and Venezuelan chorizos.  It was the best of times.  Though my grandma has passed, my family keeps the tradition alive.   Whether I’m visiting for Christmas or a … Read moreArepas a la maniere Colombianas by Rachel Cabeza

Bomb Bombay Biryana by Rahma Khan

Like most Pakistani households, Biryani is a household staple. Though normally cooked onspecial occasions, for us, mom’s homemade chicken Biryani did not require a reason to beprepared. Every weekend lunch began with a warm plate of Biryani. But since I moved out ofmy parents home and into the city, the only Biryani I ate was … Read moreBomb Bombay Biryana by Rahma Khan

@TheBarrioFridge Profile

Who started @TheBarrioFridge/how did the fridge come about?  The Barrio Fridge is a collaborative initiative started by myself and three other Black and Brown women named Jaz, Seantell and Darrielle (my name is Autumn, by the way!). Three of us were raised here and two of us still live in the neighborhood. It came about … Read more@TheBarrioFridge Profile

Editors’ Recipes: What We Made During Quarantine

By the Mixed Mag Editorial Team Maya Renee Castro (TV/Film/Theater Editor) Recipe: Homemade Pupusas with Salsa Roja and Curtido Ingredients: Pupusas- 4 cups masa harina (corn flour), or more to taste 2 cups water, or as needed 1 cup grated mozzarella  1 can refried beans 1 bag of Lorco  ½ cup vegetable oil for frying … Read moreEditors’ Recipes: What We Made During Quarantine

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