Omelet de Acelgas a la Mexicana (Mexican Style Chard Omelette)

Hello lovely people!

I know, I know! I haven’t been around very much lately, but tbh, I have a lot of work these days that I hardly have time to cook for my blog and post recipes, so apologies and I hope that you haven’t miss me much.

Today I made a very healthy recipe for a quick lunch or a nice weekend breaky, my dad used to be a fan of omelettes and he used to made them quite a lot, his favourite one was cheese and ham omelette, so today I just thought of sharing with you one of my favourite omelette fillings, Acelgas, chard in english. Chard is one of those vegetables that it seems that is not very popular, but in my family my dad used to always cook chard and I used to hate it, but not now, these days my children hate it, but I make them eat it, just like my parents did to me.

This is a very delicious recipe and it is very special for me as it reminds me to those days that my dad was around, always cooking delicious things.

Makes 2 omelettes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 bunch of chard
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1/2 garlic
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chilli
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of black ground pepper
  • 6 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • Fresh cheese or feta (optional)
  • Slices of avocado (optional)

Method

  1. Wash and chop all your vegetables.
  2. In a saucepan heat 2 tbsp of oil at medium heat and add all the veggies, leave some coriander and jalapeños on the side to garnish. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 min and set aside.
  3. Then heat a frying pan and add 2 tbsp of oil. In a bowl break two eggs and beat them until they are properly mixed. Add the mixed eggs to the frying pan and make like a tortilla (see pic) once is cooked and firm, turn it upside down and cook for 30 sec on the other side.
  4. Put it on a serving plate and make the other omelette. Once both omelettes are done, fill them with chard, cheese and avocado slices.
  5. Scatter some fresh coriander and jalapeño slices on top and enjoy!

Listo!

Provecho!

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 tastied even better.

These potatoes are called potatoes garden style, because after been cook in a little bit of oil, you can add the vegetables you like, I like mine with tomatoes, onions, green pepper and coriander (cilantro), other people might like to add other vegetables, so it all depends ok what you like.

So here is the quick recipe for these lovely potatoes.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilo of potatoes small diced 
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

To serve with

  • Feta cheese
  • Slices of avocado

Method

  1. Chop all the vegetables and set them aside.
  2. Heat a large frying pan and once the oil is hot throw the potatoes carefully.
  3. Fry the potatoes for 15 min, stiring them from time to time so they cook evenly all around. 
  4. To know if the potatoes are cooked, try one and if it is soft that means they are cooked.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the onion, tomatoes, green pepper, coriander, salt & pepper. Cook for further 10 min, making sure to mix the veggies from time to time. Then turn off the heat and serve.
  6. Serve them with some cheese and avocado slices. Enjoy

Listo!

Provecho!

Tacos de Col Rizada (Kale Tacos)

Tuesday! Perfect excuse to make some tacos as it is Taco Tuesday. I don’t know who came with that idea but the hashtag #tacotuesday has become so famous, it is one of my favourite tags, but to be honest, I can’t wait to Tuesday, I could eat tacos any time, any day and with anything, well almost with anything, because I have to confess that I do not like tongue tacos. Continue reading “Tacos de Col Rizada (Kale Tacos)”

Sopa Conde (Black Bean Soup)

Good morning! A new week! Wow the time is flying, we are now in February, soon it will be spring.

As you probably know, if you have been reading my posts, today in my house is beans cooking day, I always cook beans every Monday and freeze them so I can use them through out the week. So today I cooked black beans, you can find the frijoles de la olla recipe here in my blog, so you, as me, can have beans for a week. Continue reading “Sopa Conde (Black Bean Soup)”

Caldo Tlalpeño Vegetariano (Vegetarian Tlalpeño Broth)

Mondays! Well for me, Mondays err! are a kind of struggle, after a long and busy weekend I usually have problems to wake up in the morning, so I try to find an easy recipe to make and today was one of those Mondays when I just couldn’t wake up, we almost arrived late for school, luckily my children woke me up and we rushed to get ready. So for lunch I really needed something comforting to make me feel energised and this broth is just so good and full of yummy vegetables. Continue reading “Caldo Tlalpeño Vegetariano (Vegetarian Tlalpeño Broth)”

Quesadillas de Champiñones y Tomatillo) (Mushroom and Tomatillo Quesadillas)

Quesadillas are everybody’s favourite, I guess that they are so easy to make and taste delicious, it is one of those “antojitos” that I would just eat over and over again and I won’t get tired of it. There are so many ways to fill a quesadilla. Today I am sharing with you a quick recipe, I am making a a mushroom and tomatillo filling, so I hope you like it. Continue reading “Quesadillas de Champiñones y Tomatillo) (Mushroom and Tomatillo Quesadillas)”

Chiles en Nogada Vegetarianos (Vegetarian Chiles en Nogada)

I think just a few recipes in Mexico could describe the richness in traditions of our Mexican gastronomy and Chiles en Nogada is one of those dishes; full of history.

The history of the creation of Chiles en Nogada goes back to August 1821 when the sister of Santa Monica Convent in Puebla wanted to welcome Agustin de Iturbide. They collected some of the ingredients that were in season during the month of August and they came out with this recipe. The colours of the ingredients on it are related to the colours of the Mexican flag, the Poblano pepper is the green colour, the Nogada sauce is the white and the pomegranate seeds are the red, making it the most patriotic dish to celebrate Mexican independence. Continue reading “Chiles en Nogada Vegetarianos (Vegetarian Chiles en Nogada)”