Also, one of my favorite things about Dia de los Muertos is the loving way in which people are remembered, including the idea of making food that the people you are remembering most loved. I usually think about my grandparents, who I loved so much and was very close to. Lucky me, they had really long lives and I got to know them very well. Part of why they lived so long is that they were super healthy eaters. In fact, whenever we had family dinners - from birthday parties to Thanksgiving - everyone always wanted my grandpa to make the salad. He made the best salads! So, in memory of him, I was sure to include cauliflower and avocado, two of his secret ingredients. In honor of my grandma, I ate a giant bowl of salad, and then had a few chocolate chips afterwards. :)
But, just in case you are in the mood for some sugary delights... here are links to some of my Dia de los Muertos baking escapades in years past:
Happy Dia de los Muertos!
May you remember your departed ones with love.