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Guarniciones / Side dishes

Sopa Fría de Aguacate (Avocado Cold Soup)

It has been a very busy week, full of new things and excitement. Today’s recipe is inspired by a lovely gazpacho I had yesterday during a talk about health by the lovely women from “fig and bloom”, Dorothy, the chef of the group, cooked this […]

Ensalada Caliente de Calabazitas y Frijoles Negros (Courgette and Black Bean Warm Salad)

There is no rule that says that you have to starve yourself and eat boring food in order to loose those pounds you put on during Christmas. Here is an example that eating healthy can be very delicious without compromising flavour, my warm courgette and […]

Frijoles Fritos (Refried Beans)

A few weeks ago I bumped into one of my hubby’s friends at a supermarket. I was very surprised to him see him doing the supermarket shopping (according to me, all husbands hate supermarkets, specially mine), but he told me that he is the one […]

Rajas con Crema (Poblano Strips with Cream)

This is a classic recipe to have in your Mexican recipes repertoire. In my family my sister Cynthia is the one that makes the best “rajas con crema” ever, she always puts the  “je ne sais quoi” (“no sé qué” in Spanish) touch.

Tostadas Horneadas (Oven Bake Tostadas)

  This is a very simple, basic, healthy and easy way to make tostadas. In México Tostadas are very popular, you can put many types of toppings. My favourite toppings are seafood and fish. Every tostada starts as a tortilla, maize tortilla, then this tortilla […]

Arroz a la Mexicana (Mexican Style Rice)

This is a very simple but useful side dish recipe to have in your repertoire of Mexican recipes.

Ensalada de Nopales (Cactus Salad)

Ensalada de Nopales (Cactus Salad)

Today is the evening of Mexican Independence Day and I didn’t know if I was going to go out with El inglés, aka, my husband to celebrate,

Sopa de Flor de Calabaza (Courgette Flower Soup) 

 When I was a child, I grew up eating literally everything! My parents used to hate wasting food, so whatever they used to cook we had to eat it and we used to eat lots of weird stuff like liver, kidneys, pigs trotters, moronga (clotted […]

Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza (Courgette Flower Quesadillas)

As you probably know by now, one of my favourite ingredients are courgette flowers, I love them, they remind me so much to Mexico, just like beans, corn and nopales.

Chilaquiles Verdes (Green Chilaquiles)

One of the most iconic Mexican breakfast dishes, Chilaquiles, they are packed of flavour and aparently very popular with people with hangovers, specially if they are spicy.