I used one of my favourite spicy peppers here: chipotle in adobo (smoked jalapeno peppers in a tomato sauce).
So we’ve been eating out a lot due to some schedule craziness around here, and last night I wanted a really nourishing and delicious dinner. But all I had in the house were some really weird odds and ends (tomatillos, alfalfa sprouts, red lentil stew, rhubarb, mushrooms), and a whole bunch of squash. I’m saving […]
This is one of my tried and true recipes that I have been making (and tweaking) for over ten years. It’s a family stand-by, and I know it works because my Mum often requests “Fajita Night”, which means that we make a batch of this chili plus a batch of seasoned ground beef (for the carnivorous Dad), and we all get to make our own Fajitas with whole wheat tortillas and fillings of choice. My favourite fillings include the veggie chili, cheese, low-fat sour cream, chipotles, and guacamole. Mmmmm.
You know what I love? Enchiladas. They have become a staple around my house since I made my Kale & White Bean Enchiladas. I’ve had enchiladas on the weekly rotation ever since, mixing it up a little by adding poblano peppers to the tomatillo & onion mixture when I’ve got them on hand. I thought […]
Oh my goodness fudgy cake of deliciousness. We were invited over for dinner chez friends this weekend for a “Mexican night”, where our fantastic hosts served us a veggie-friendly meal of quesadillas, chili, and buttermilk biscuits. I volunteered to bring the dessert, and when I mentioned “chocolate and cinnamon” I was met with much enthusiasm. […]
My very favourite dinner from our week at the cottage? Enchiladas. I was lucky enough to get some local, organic tomatillos in a veggie box delivery, and ooooh did I need to turn them into a roasted tomatillo sauce (inspired by my Roasted Tomatillo Sauce that uses a blender), roasting the tomatillos until softened with […]
Mmmmmm. Queso Fresco. Soft fresh cheesy goodness. I am adoring this new-to-me cheese… I don’t know if it’s because it reminds me of all the amazing meals I had in San Miguel, or just because it’s amazing. It hardly matters, it’s divine: creamy without being too rich (because it’s a fresh, unaged cheese after all), […]
Ok, I have to leave you with one last post about the food in San Miguel, as it’s what I’m missing the most: Mexican breakfast. For example, my favourite Mexican breakfast — clockwise from left: Crepes filled with mushrooms, “green and red” sauces, refried beans with queso fresco, squash blossom quesadilla and scrambled eggs in […]
I’d never worked with tomatillos until this weekend, and I think they’re going to become a new staple around here. I managed to pick up all of my “San Miguel at Home” produce, including tomatillos, at Emporium Latino (243 Augusta Avenue, in Kensington Market). And somehow I got out of the shop without picking up […]
I visited my family Sunday night to regale them with stories of Mexico, and show off my photos of San Miguel. My mum and sister kept saying: “oh, I’ve seen that one on your blog” so some of the surprise was already gone! I thought that Mexican food was in order, and so settled on […]