I’ve finally found a local grocery store that stocks uncooked white corn posole (aka hominy) so this has made it back into the regular rotation. The only thing that ever gets in the way of having it on hand is its lengthy cooking time. You need a solid afternoon of simmering, but it’s the perfect reward at the end of a long weekend day spent hunkered down at home.
tortilla soup leftovers, a photo by a_neelee on Flickr. We have been on a mushy food diet for a full week following my husband’s dental surgery. He had 4 wisdom teeth removed (OUCH!!) and I am doing my best to keep him fed with tasty somethings. Pardon the quick post. Wanted to give the flickr share to wordpress tool a whirl. Hope you all had a great memorial day! Via Flickr: all that is left […]
My mother is moving back to Merida, Yucatan after 37 years in Texas to spend more time with my healthy and vibrant 96 year old grandfather. With the move less than a week away, I headed to Dallas to help my sister and mother with the last bit of clearing that needed to be done. There were lots of teary moments around pictures and keychains and random dishes, but generally, it was great to go […]
Fideos are a household staple for Latin-American families across the country and it rivals a pressure-cooked pot of beans in ease. Growing up, we ate my mom’s variation of the dish that was affectionately referred to as sopita. Her “little soup” consisted of noodles in a tomato-chicken broth and we would slurp it up on weekdays when life was too busy for the slow-simmered stews that we loved. What I’ve been making lately is a […]
In the fall, grocery stores are filled with all things pum’kin – pies, bread, muffins, pancakes and lattes. Last year, we discovered what has now become our mostest favoritest pumpkin-infused treat ever – tortillas! There is this wonderful Austin-based tortilleria, Paqui Tortillas, that peddles the little round flats of heaven. They’re the kinda good that need not be filled with a darned thing to taste glorious, but today we were reminded that beans and cheese should […]
We really need to do this more often. We both love to cook and sometimes it’s really hard to let go of the control in the kitchen – for her and me both. My recipes are mine. Her recipes are hers and the middle ground gets awfully contentious when you put the two of us in our tight kitchen together. I’m not sure why it hadn’t occurred to me to have her do this before. […]
Just a quick post to show off our yummy tacos from a few days ago. I did most of the prep work in advance – so getting these from stove to table was fast. Filling for tacos: Black Beans * Potatoes & Kale Saute** Feta Salsa of choice * To dress up your black beans: 1. Warm appr. 16 oz of black beans (I slow-cook and portion up in the fridge, but canned works in […]
I’ve been talking about making tamales for… like… ever. It’s the Texas-holiday combo that had me trapped in the craving. Everywhere I went there were corn husks and tamales by the dozen and aluminum foil bundles. And although I was having a rather intense craving for them, I just didn’t trust that any of the suckers that were out there were REALLY vegetarian. I had seen vegan recipes for tamales in the past, but was […]