Purple Carrot, Havarti & Mushroom Soup
Weeelcome February! We have made it through the first month of the new 2015 year. It’s crazy to think how these numbers will continue to increase. What ever happened to the 90’s? I remember when I was a kid, I asked an older dear friend, Ramai, what year came after 1999? He laughed and laughed…till this day we still joke about it…eventually I found out that the 2000’s were going to predominate. So we are in February 2015 and this is an exciting month for me, for when the days of winter seem endless, bright and warm sunny days bring back the air of summer. As it makes a bridge towards planting March lets not also forget the joys of February is to remind others how much we love and care about them. So with this warm and creamy soup I enthusiastically welcome this month of sharing, hope, and love.
Holy Tamale it’s a recipe for Nopales Tamales! The long awaited nopale tamale recipe is recorded and being written down on The Vegetarian Blog! After the 5th Annual Nopales Festival, the doors have opened for me to a whole new business opportunity, which I will briefly narrate. But first I want to thank those that patiently have been waiting for this recipe and I’m grateful for your continuous support!
Tacos de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tacos)
Dear friends & family, what better way to celebrate our Mexican spirit for our team’s enthusiastic performance in this soccer FIFA World Cup (yes I am talking about the Mexican team!). Señores y Señoritas… I present to you a TACO DE JAMAICA recipe! Who in their right mind would not love Mexican tacos??!! This is a special taco recipe because it is made with edible flowers– Hibiscus or Jamaica (in Spanish). Jamaica is a very popular chilled tea that is drank through out Mexico as an Agua Fresca, a natural chilled beverage. It is very easy to find hibiscus dried flowers in any Mexican grocery store, and in this recipe you get tacos and an agua fresca of Jamaica!
There is something very exotic about eating beautiful flowers, and somehow this lovely concept of edible flowers invokes a feeling of delicacy and romance to a plate. The hibiscus flower has a natural tartness property, so I combine it with the creaminess of avocados and sweetness of caramelized onions to create this ambrosial and tropical taco! I really hope you enjoy this taco. Yay for the TACOS!!! (P.S. keep rooting for the Mexican soccer team!) Continue reading
Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Rosemary Kale
How about some sweet gnocchi with a garlicky brown butter sauce, infused with rosemary and tossed with lacinato (dinosaur) kale? Sweet potato is one of my favorite veggies, this root is hearty and sweet, filled with nutrients and vitamins, it’s just simply a diva vegetable root. And what to speak about kale??? DIVALICIOUS! Let me say if you cook it nicely, anybody can love it (even my boyfriend, who hates it!) I sneak it in his food all the time :p It’s just soooo gooood and good for YOU too!!! Continue reading
Enchiladas Morelianas de Papa & Zanahoria
Vegetarian enchiladas have a very special place in my heart, they remind me of coming back home from middle school, starving as usual, to my mother’s enchiladas Morelianas (filling with potato and carrots from the capitol state of Michoacán).