Giant Burrito with Rice, Beans and Tofu
Ok, now this is a sandwich! A gigantic burrito filled with rice, beans and tofu – a challenge to fit into your mouth!
Skillet Cornbread Topped with 3 Bean Chili
What a fun way to serve up your chili for a simple night at home or the next big game night! The moist cornbread cushion makes a beautiful bed for this delicious hearty and comforting chili! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this cornbread in a square baking dish instead.
Quinoa Black Bean Taco Bowl
I love these huge “bowls” for dinner! This one is Mexican inspired with hearty quinoa and black beans on top of crisp lettuce, creamy avocado and all topped with a chipotle lime sour cream!
Black Bean and Acorn Squash Burritos
These are hearty, delicious and protein packed! The acorn squash adds a slight sweetness to the mix of black beans.
Roasted Tomato and Poblano Soup
Roasting the tomatoes before processing them in the soup brings out their natural sweetness and bold flavours. This is a great soup to make in summer when you can buy big boxes of fresh tomatoes in the farmer’s markets for very little money. In this version of the soup I added poblano peppers for a touch of earthy heat. This soup is a real winner!
Fresh Mango and Cilantro Salsa
This is a great and refreshing salsa to serve over tacos or enchiladas. It is also great as a dip with tortilla chips to be served as an appetizer when you have company over.2. This salsa can be made up to 2 days in advance – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Black Bean and Mango Salsa
This is a great salsa to serve over tacos or enchiladas or even as a dip with tortilla chips. The black beans make it a bit more substantial than the average salsa as they are full of protein and fibre! The mango and cilantro add a really fresh nice flavour. This recipe will give you about 3 cups of salsa. This salsa can be made up to 2 days in advance – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Agua de Tamarindo - Tamarind Water
This is a classic drink served on the streets of Mexico. If you like things sweeter, double up on the sugar since tamarind makes this drink pretty tart. I however, love the sourness of it! This drink is just so refreshing and delicious served on a summer’s eve, or as a signature cocktail to serve with tacos to make a real Mexican Fiesta!
Soft Tacos Stuffed With Lemony Tofu and Avocado
These tacos are so addictive! They taste like something you would get at a beach side restaurant – the tofu is crispy and lemony with the creamy avocado and crunchy coleslaw on top. You have to try them!
Guacamole is a Mexican avocado based dip. While there are so many guacamole recipes out there this, to me is the only one! Made with fresh avocados, jalepenos, onion, lime and cilantro - there is no other way!
Black Bean Soup
This is a traditional Cuban comfort food recipe. The chipotle pepper adds a nice smokey and spicy flavour. I like to serve it along with bowls of chopped cilantro, onions, sour cream and tortilla chips and allow each person to top their own bowl.