Salsa Macha

The Art of Making Salsa continues with a versatile, spicy, garlicky, toasted, delicious and addictive salsa known as Salsa Macha.  Unlike more popular mexican table salsas the base for this one is extra virgin olive oil, which doubles as a natural preservative and will make it shelf stable for up to one year.  It can… Continue reading Salsa Macha

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

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