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Guarniciones / Side dishes

Ensalada de Aguacate (Avocado Salad)

Ensalada de Aguacate (Avocado Salad)

I love simple pleasures and making my life easier in the kitchen, because, let’s be honest, mum’s life is full of do’s and sometimes we don’t have time to cook an elaborate dinner. I really admire those mums that after a whole day at work, […]

Esquites (Corn Kernels with Butter)

Esquites (Corn Kernels with Butter)

There is a special relationship between Mexicans and corn. We can get enough of those delicious beauties! We nixtamalize it to make masa and make tortillas and other delicious things or we just simply added to broths and other dishes, but the most popular and […]

Papas a la Jardinera (Jardinera Potatoes)

Papas a la Jardinera (Jardinera Potatoes)

I am so happy to share this recipe with you today and although it is an easy recipe, it is special to me because the main ingredient of the recipe, potatoes, were grown in my garden and today we dug them out, so the recipe […]

Camarones en Achiote con Arroz Primavera (Achiote Prawns with Spring Rice)

Camarones en Achiote con Arroz Primavera (Achiote Prawns with Spring Rice)

Spring is here! The best time of the year, especially if you live in London, because the city comes back to life, literally, lots of flowers everywhere, new leaves on the trees, birds singing, sun, lovely days! Wow! I love London in the Spring! 

Pico de Gallo (Mexican Tomato Salad)

Pico de Gallo (Mexican Tomato Salad)

Another Mexican favourite is definitely Pico de Gallo or Salsa Bandera. It is such a refreshing dish, full of nice and fresh flavours! It can be use as a side dish or as a nibble or just as a snack with some cold beers. I […]

Tiritas de Camote (Sweet Potato Fries with a Mexican Touch)

Tiritas de Camote (Sweet Potato Fries with a Mexican Touch)

This is a quick and easy recipe for days like today, grey and cold, I am waiting for a friends to cook together and I want to surprise her with a delicious, informal lunch, something that we can ear while we are cooking, so I […]

Papas con Chorizo (Potatoes with Chorizo)

Papas con Chorizo (Potatoes with Chorizo)

Chorizo is a very popular ingredient in a Mexican kitchen. In my mum’s house we always have chorizo and we would eat chorizo in many different ways. I love it and it is one of my favourite Mexican ingredients that I have to have in […]

Osho Restaurant & Chiles Toreados (Toreados Serrano Peppers)

Osho Restaurant & Chiles Toreados (Toreados Serrano Peppers)

Hola amigos! Apologies for not posting anything recently but we are in Ensenada at the moment having a wonderful time with my family in Mexico. Today I want to share with you the lovely experience we had in “Osho” restaurant and this quick recipe of […]

Jalapeños Rellenos (Stuffed Jalapeños)

Jalapeño peppers are those little green things that they look really spicy, but they are not, they are just some really good chillies and as my son Emilio calls them, they are  little green torpedoes that can add lots of flavour to your food, you […]

Frijoles Puercos (Piggy Beans)

Frijoles Puercos (Piggy Beans)

Every time I cook this dish, it always takes me back to my childhood, to my grandma’s house. My mum is from Culiacan, Sinaloa, so a lot of the recipes we cook at home are Sinaloa style. The recipe is a very comforting dish, not […]