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 that cooks at home, so I have to confess I was a bit jealous, “El inglés” aka my hubby would only come to the kitchen when he is hungry and he wants something to eat, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will cook, anyway, we started to talk about food and I told him about my  Mexican food blog, it was very nice to find out that he also likes to cook Mexican food, he asked me if  I cook  refried beans and I said “yes, of course, I cook the beans and then I make my own refried beans”, so he wanted to know if I have the recipe in my blog and I think I said yes to him, but then it wasn’t until yesterday that I realised that I do not have it, so here it’s the recipe specially for my hubby’s friend! Continue reading “Frijoles Fritos (Refried Beans)”

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 is usually fried in oil and becomes a tostada. But nowadays everybody prefers the healthy option which is the baking tostada. So here in this recipe I show you how to do it.

Makes 6 tostadas

Cook 10 min approx per batch

Ingredients

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 rapeseed oil

Method

Heat the oven to 200 degrees, gas mark 6, ten minutes before putting the tortillas in.

On a tray rub the oil and place the tortillas, avoiding putting the tortillas on top of other tortillas.

Bake them for around 10 min or until golden brown.

Listo!

Provecho!

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 blood) and lots of  vegetables like Guajes, watercress, wild spinach and as a child I always hated them, so imagine what I thought about courgette flowers!, it was a big “NO” straight away. Continue reading “Sopa de Flor de Calabaza (Courgette Flower Soup) “