Sopa de Hongos / Mushroom Soup

In the state of Mexico there is a great variety of mushrooms due to the humid land.  It is common to run into vendors offering their delicious mushroom filled creations in the mercados and side roads.  Sopa de hongos is the type of soup that reminds you that the simplest of recipes are often the… Continue reading Sopa de Hongos / Mushroom Soup

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

Rustic Mexican Vegetable Soup

This soul-restoring soup is proof that a few veggies are all you need to create something wonderful. Traditionally made with beef, this vegan version is just as hearty and satisfying. A side of mexican rice cooked in tomato broth is always served with this soup. The addition of salsa, fresh cilantro, raw diced onion and… Continue reading Rustic Mexican Vegetable Soup

Vegan Mexican Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup tastes like home to me.  There are countless ways to prepare it and almost every home cook has their own recipe for it.  My vegan version has a bit of roasted corn, dried pasilla chile and smoky chipotle. A flavorful and rich tomato broth is the base for the real mvp’s in this… Continue reading Vegan Mexican Tortilla Soup

Vegan Red Borscht Soup with Cashew Cream and Chives

Making a big pot of soup on a cold day is therapeutic.  It should not be rushed.  Chopping fresh veggies, a pinch of this and a dash of that, stirring, tasting and adjusting the seasoning is a labor of love. Beets are the main event in this soup and I happen to be a big… Continue reading Vegan Red Borscht Soup with Cashew Cream and Chives