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In the Kitchen with Common Hope: Chuchitos (Guatemalan-style Tamales)

Happy holidays from your friends at Common Hope/Familias de Esperanza! We wish you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time with family and friends bring you joy that lasts throughout the year. If you’re looking for a special dish to serve at your holiday party, here is […]

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and this year the United Nations selected the theme, “Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being” to highlight the issue of indigenous peoples’ access to health care services, which remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples around the world. Common Hope’s goal is to break […]

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In the Kitchen with Common Hope: Ponche de Frutas

Happy holidays from all of us at Common Hope! For this edition of In the Kitchen with Common Hope, we’re sharing a classic Guatemalan drink called Ponche de Frutas (hot fruit punch). Traditionally, it’s served on Christmas Eve. It’s sweet, delicious, and very easy to make. Cheers! Ingredients 1 pineapple 1 papaya 4 apples 4 […]

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In the kitchen with Vinicio: Hilachas

September 15th is Guatemala Independence Day. What better way to celebrate than by cooking a traditional Guatemalan dish? This month, Chef Vinicio shares his recipe for Hilachas, a staff favorite. Ingredients 1 lb of shreddable meat or skirt steak 3 cloves of garlic, whole 1 onion, whole 6 tomatoes, whole 10 tomatillos 1 guaque chili […]

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