Mexico, the verdict

I still love Mexican food, and I had a lot of fun trying new ingredients such as the chayote and the plethora of peppers. I liked making Mexican at home, the bright colour and inviting smells make dinner extra tempting, and it reminded me of having burritos as kids – it always felt like a…

Picadillo and a Bean Bonanza

Picadillo is a mince-based dish, sometimes eaten alone, and sometimes used as a filling for various tortilla dishes like burritos and tacos. It is served in many countries, including the Phillipines, and is basically just mince and vegetables. I used this recipe from MexicanFoodie and served it up with some rice cooked with tomatoes, chillies,…

Hot Chocolate, how I love you

Hot chocolate is perhaps my favourite way to chase away the winter shivers, and its even better when its home made. I could write an essay on all the different ways to make fantastic vegan hot chocolate, but this isn’t the time. Today, its time to talk about Mexican hot chocolate. I tried two kinds…

Sopa de mexico

My love of soup has been well documented on this site, so it will come as no surprise that I couldn’t decided on just one variety to try this week. In the end two soups won my attention: Sopa De Lima (Lime Soup), and Creamy Chayote Soup. Sopa De Lima Lime in soup, sounds great…

Quesadillas

Tasty, easy Quesadillas with guacamole and salsa fresca made up our first meal from Mexico. Quesadillas are popular in Mexico and in the United States, but there are some differences. Mexican Quesadillas use corn tortillas, not flour, tend to have only one or two fillings, and are made by folding one tortilla in half, not…

Mexican Menu

Mmmmm, just looking at all the sites with Mexican recipes makes me salivate with anticipation of the food to come this week. I was surprised to learn earlier this year, that almost all my favourite “Mexican” dishes weren’t Mexican at all, but Tex-Mex. Nachos? Out. Cheese Sauce? Out. That said, the dishes that are Mexican…

Introducing Mexico

I’ve been looking forward to taking this blog to Mexico since I began it. Now that our corriander is preparing to bolt (and needs using before it starts to taste like grass) its time to take a trip south of the border and soak up the spices. Geography Mexico is in North and Central America,…