Vegan Tamal de Cazuela / Rustic Baked Vegan Tamale

A few years back I ventured into the world of catering and the main item on my menu were tamales. Mia’s Tamales did pretty well, but it was work…a lot of work.  I prepared my own masa and offered a variety of fillings. Hard work paid off because those tamales had a pretty hefty following.… Continue reading Vegan Tamal de Cazuela / Rustic Baked Vegan Tamale

Fava Bean Soup with Nopalitos

This week is all about simple traditional rustic dishes that are like hidden gems in the world of Mexican Cuisine.  Vegetable and legume based dishes are plentiful in Latin America. I especially love that some do not require any adaptations in ingredients to make them vegan friendly.  Caldo de Habas or Fava Bean Soup is… Continue reading Fava Bean Soup with Nopalitos

Chile con Leche / Chile and Milk Stew

One of my favorite food memories revolves around this rustic dish made with everyday staple ingredients.  I remember first trying this stew at a friend’s house, I was not vegan then so I was not worried about turning her food down.  She brought a pot with a stew of green chiles and potatoes cooked in… Continue reading Chile con Leche / Chile and Milk Stew

Sweet and Spicy Szechuan Lentil Bowl

With the exception of a few specialty ingredients, this dish easily comes together. These lentils are packed with the asian flavors that made me fall in love with chinese food.  It’s a vegan bowl of happiness and spice.  Here is the recipe guys! Ingredients 3 cups cooked green lentils 1 cup minced mushrooms 1 medium… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Szechuan Lentil Bowl

Enfrijoladas

A very simple sauce that coats corn tortillas and transforms them into something delectable. Enfrijoladas is essentially an enchilada with bean sauce instead of pure chile sauce. Simple recipes require the best ingredients and a home cooked pot of beans is almost essential to this recipe. Garlic and onion are added to the beans as… Continue reading Enfrijoladas

My Favorite Socca Recipe

When I first went vegan, breakfast was one of the meals that I found myself bored with.  Enter chickpea flour, not only was it high enough in protein to replace eggs, but it was delicious!  I learned to make socca/chickpea flour pancake, and it transformed my vegan breakfasts. I began mixing in different veggies, spices,… Continue reading My Favorite Socca Recipe

Matcha Latte Panna Cotta

Next to espresso and chai, matcha holds it’s place as one of my all time favorite coffeehouse drinks.  The first time I tried an icy cold matcha latte, not only was I intrigued by the beautiful color in my cup but the flavor was confusing…did I like it?…sip after sip I tried to convince myself… Continue reading Matcha Latte Panna Cotta