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.

Today I am bringing you a very healthy option for Taco Tuesday, kale tacos, an excellent vegetarian option packed with nice flavours and if you are not vegetarian they can be topped with any type of meat (chicken, pork, lamb or beef) or with seafood or fish.

I made this tacos especially for el inglés (my hubby), but for me, I added some grilled prawns and for my little ones I made some roasted chicken. The kale is the base and then you put on top whatever you fancy! 

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 20 little corn tortillas
  • 500 gr kale leaves, washed & chopped
  • 250 gr cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil

To garnish (here you can go wild & adventurous)

Method

  1. Prepare all the toppings and set them aside.
  2. Heat the oil on a large frying pan, medium heat. Once hot, add the cherry tomatoes and the onion, fry for 5 min, then add the garlic and fry for 2 more min, then add the kale, stir continuously, add the salt, paprika and pepper Fry for further 10 min and set aside. If you are adding meat, fish or seafood, add it at the end, once the kale is cooked.
  3. Heat the corn tortillas and wrap them in a kitchen clothe to keep warm.
  4. To make the taco, put some kale then add any topping you prefer. Enjoy!

Listo!

Provecho!

 

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 (Vegan 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 (Vegan Chiles en Nogada)”

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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 refreshing gazpacho soup with cucumber, avocado and jalapeños, so I thought I’d make my own version with a Mexican twist.  Continue reading “Sopa Fría de Aguacate (Avocado Cold Soup)”

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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 black bean salad ticks all the boxes, it is healthy, packed with nice flavours, easy and it will help you to eat clean.

This is my own recipe, it is inspired by the famous Mexican dish “Calabazitas a la Mexicana” (Mexican Style Courgettes), I really hope you like it as much as I do, normally I would add some fresh courgette flowers, but I couldn’t find this time, so if you have the opportunity to get some, add them to the salad and it will taste even better. Have a very nice evening and enjoy the nice salad.

Serves 2

Prep 15 min

Cook 20 min

Ingredients 

For the salad

  • 3 courgettes, washed and cut in quaters
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, cored, minced
  • 1 large corn on the cob or 100 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 100 g freshly cooked black beans or organic canned ones
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil

To garnish

  • 20 g chopped coriander
  • 4 spring onions minced
  • 20 g fresh cheese or feta cheese crumbled
  • 6 chiltepin chillies minced or 3 arbol chillies

For the coriander vinaigrette

  • 70 g fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic peeled
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 50 ml rapeseed oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees or gas mark 7.
  2. Place the courgettes, tomatoes and sweetcorn on a baking tray, add salt and pepper to taste and the 4 tbsp rapeseed oil and put the tray in the oven for around 20 min or until the vegetables are cooked.
  3. In the meantime make the vinaigrette. Put the coriander, garlic, oil, the lime juice, salt and pepper into a blender and blend until all the ingredients have mix very well. Keep aside.
  4. Prepared the rest of the ingredients to garnish the salad: Cheese, coriander, spring onions and chiltepin.
  5. Once the vegetables are cooked, serve some in a plate, garnish with the cheese, coriander, spring onions and chiltepin and add some coriander vinaigrette for more flavour.

Listo!

Provecho!