Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

While everyone’s familiar with tacos and enchiladas, there’s really much more to Mexican cuisine than the blazing hot, spicy fast food we see advertised every day. Many traditional Mexican foods, though not familiar fare in the U.S., are flavorful but not heavily laden with hot spices. Quite a few tasty items are in fact, mild [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Meal Ideas, Mexican|Comments Off on Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros are in Mexico what doughnuts are in the U.S. But rather than being round, these are like long sticks. They are especially wonderful when freshly made and served warm. (I like dunking them in hot chamomile tea). CHURROS Ingredients 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Mexican|Comments Off on Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Orange Chicken Oaxaca – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

In the province of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, chicken and other meats are often cooked with fruit and the spices that complement fruit. This area of Mexico has a little of everything, including mountains, very fertile valleys, and a mild climate. An abundance of produce and its famous chocolate make this area home to one [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican, Poultry|Comments Off on Orange Chicken Oaxaca – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup) – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Hearty soups with a beef base are also often eaten as family meals, particularly in Mexico's cattle ranching regions. Here is a hearty and inexpensive meatball soup flavored with a combination of mint and onion. The soup is filling, and with a salad or warm corn tortillas, makes a satisfying meal. As is traditional in [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican|Comments Off on Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup) – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Arroz Mexicano – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Rice and various kinds of beans are staples in Mexico too and are often accompanied by warm fried plantains (a tasty, but not sweet, relative of bananas). Some rice dishes are hot and spicy  while others are a mild but flavorful base for cooked chicken or fish. Here is an easy recipe for Mexican rice [...]

By | 2017-03-21T06:04:59+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican|Comments Off on Arroz Mexicano – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style

When you think of dishes from the southwestern U.S., do you think of burning hot chili peppers and acidic tomatoes? I do too-- but the flavors of the region are so much more than that! Southwestern cooking borrows much from the cuisine of our neighbor to the south, Mexico, but also adds influences of Native [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Flavor Fun, Mexican|Comments Off on Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style

Avocado Dip, Topping or Spread

When you think avocado, you probably think first of guacamole but avocado also works wonderfully as a topping for hamburgers, grilled chicken, or even cold meat sandwiches! Of course, you can also modify it to use as a dip for vegetables or chips! Ingredients 1 seeded and peeled avocado 1 to 2 t. finely chopped [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Garnish, Mexican|Comments Off on Avocado Dip, Topping or Spread

Low-Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa

Fresh salsa is a staple of summer barbecues but, sadly, it can often contain high levels of acid. Don't want to be left out? Try this yummy version that uses lower acid yellow tomatoes that have all the flavor without the burn! Low Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa Ingredients 2 large yellow or heirloom tomatoes, diced [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Flavor Fun, Garnish, Mexican|Comments Off on Low-Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa