Crustless Vegan Quiche with Sauteed Leeks and Arugula

The base for this quiche is tofu, and when combined with baking powder, flour and nutritional yeast it becomes the perfect fluffy base for a vegan version. This recipe is versatile, feel free to substitute the arugula for spinach or kale and even chopped broccoli florets, the results are all delicious.  Tofu scramble is good,… Continue reading Crustless Vegan Quiche with Sauteed Leeks and Arugula

Shredded Hearts of Palm / Tinga de Palmitos

Sometimes, I start cooking with no idea of what the end result will be.  I just go with it. This was one of those times.  I shredded the hearts of palm, threw them in the pan and let them brown and almost char up a bit, they resembled shredded chicken, then it hit me.  Tinga!… Continue reading Shredded Hearts of Palm / Tinga de Palmitos

My Favorite Almond Cheese Recipe

  I approached vegan cheese with the idea that I was not going to expect it to be dairy cheese. After 3 years of experimenting with cashews, almonds, seasonings, thickeners, cultures, probiotics and techniques….I have a couple of things to say about vegan nut cheese. First, it will never be dairy cheese, let’s just get… Continue reading My Favorite Almond Cheese Recipe

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

Mixiotes with Cauliflower and Potatoes in Guajillo Sauce

Mixiotes are traditionally cooked in the thin skin of the maguey leaves and feature meat as the main ingredient.  I love rustic dishes like this one, and I can never resist the urge to make them vegan.  Parchment paper is soaked in water to make it pliable and used to wrap the veggies and sauce… Continue reading Mixiotes with Cauliflower and Potatoes in Guajillo Sauce

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