My Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch

Ponche! In Mexico this warming, fragrant punch is a must during the holiday season. The recipe varies depending on taste and family recipes, but the familiar aroma of a big pot of Ponche boiling on a stove is a welcome home to many who grew up enjoying this tradition. The sweetness level can be easily… Continue reading My Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch

Garbanzo and Potato Estofado

Estofado translates into stew, and in this vegan stew garbanzos or chickpeas become soft and creamy while the potatoes fall apart and thicken the perfectly balanced tomato sauce, lovingly made up of a dash of this and a pinch of that.  I make this often at my daughter’s request, it is one of her favorites. … Continue reading Garbanzo and Potato Estofado

Shanghai String Beans

Shanghai is the name of the Chinese restaurant where we first had these string beans.  Life has taken us farther away from this favorite place of ours, but we still make that 106 mile trip to satisfy our craving.  Sometimes that’s not an option for us, so I came up with a recipe that does… Continue reading Shanghai String Beans

Tapatio Tofu Steaks

This recipe is a love letter to my teenage years.  Tapatio hot sauce has a cult following and I was a proud member.  I later graduated to salsa like a proper mexican, but being from East Los Angeles, Tapatio holds a place in my spicy heart.  I still always have a bottle in my pantry,… Continue reading Tapatio Tofu Steaks

Vegan Gourmet Seitan Sausage

Grilling season is around the corner and although vegan burgers are delicious, these spicy sausages will be a hit with vegans and non vegans. Ingredients Dry 1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp oregano… Continue reading Vegan Gourmet Seitan Sausage