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Ringing in the New Year is a big happy fiesta occurrence for us. Our New Year’s celebration is a night full of superstitious rituals and traditions that keep us entertained and willing happiness, positivism and optimism into the new year. Food is a big part of every one of our festivities. It come as no surprise to find Latin dishes at our parties. For New Year’s Eve, we bring in food as part of our night’s process of ridding ourselves of the bad and welcoming the good! It might sound like crazy witchcraft, but it is not. Here is how we use flavors to Making Way for the Good in The New Year with Spice with our Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Dip
Making Way for the Good in The New Year with Spice!
Because food is such a big part of our celebrations, we give our dishes a superstitious twist. Part of our New Year’s eve celebrations include getting rid of the bad things from the year that is ending. To do that we snack and drink before midnight on spicy foods. The idea is that the more spice you have, the more you will “burn” out the unwanted, the sad, or the unhappy things. Yes, sometimes this leads up to eating raw habaneros before midnight. But, you don’t have to. A little spice will go a long way to “cleanse” your mind and soul to make way to the good in the new year with spice! You can easily achieve this with our Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Dip to begin the build up to eliminate the bad and welcome the good!
Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Dip
[yumprint-recipe id=’56’]We love eating this dip with plantain chips. I normally have to make 4 times the amount of this recipe. It does go fast.
We added this spicy food tradition to our celebration after learning about the “burning of the demons” in Arequipa, Peru. Peruvians do know how to eat very well. Their gastronomy is extensive and varied. So are their spices and hot sauces. There is a small red tiny berry that is a hot berry that will make you see stars if you eat it. The spice eating on new year’s eve there ups the level gradually until you are ready to eat that little berry. I haven’t ventured there yet. I settle for my Creamy Jalapeño Cilantro Dip.
I give a nod to the amazing Peruvian food by serving dishes made with quality ingredients that we know and trust like La Morena® and Knorr® are for us. If you LIVE FOR FLAVOR® like we do, you know that premium ingredients always deliver the very best dishes for your family. Nothing but the best for our families, right? Using the best ingredients also ensure that as simple and easy as my recipes are to make, they will be DELICIOUS. What I love is that it is also easy to shop for. All the ingredients are always available at the hispanic aisle in Walmart .
What food traditions are part of your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Do you think you will be Making Way for the Good in The New Year with Spice?