Chipotle Rice and Beans

This is a perfect simple and hearty meal.  The combination of rice and beans offers a complete protein, and who doesn’t love chipotle peppers? (adapted from Veganomicon) 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 yellow onions, peeled 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus about […]


The first time I visited a Mexican grocery store, some beautiful rolls with an attractive pink topping caught my eye.  I ADORE pan dulce, and can’t resist picking up at least a couple any time I go to a Mexican grocery store.  It didn’t occur to me until very recently […]

Tofu, Spinach, and Mushroom Enchiladas

This is a nice, lighter, vegetarian alternative to the typical (but still delicious!) red sauce, meat, and cheese enchiladas.  Don’t skimp on the red onion slices on top – they add a delicious flavor contrast and irresistable crunch. If you think you’ll really miss the meat, substitute about a […]

Two Salsas

I love chips and salsa, but I don’t feel like one salsa is enough.  So here are two recipes: one is red, one is green; one is spicier, one is mild; one is all fresh, one has some roasting.  They are both very simple and quick. [adapted from Mexico […]

Mexican-Style Zucchini Tacos

Zucchini tacos don’t sound terribly satisfying to me, but this recipe is awesome.  It doubles easily if you need to feed a crowd, and you can change the proportions and types of vegetables – more zucchini, less tomato, add bell peppers or carrots…there are endless possibilities! [from “Mexico One […]

Tortilla soup

I am pretty much obsessed with soup, or really any food that can be eaten out of a bowl.  My freshman year in college, I ate literally every meal in the dining hall out of a bowl…and my floor-mates nicknamed me C-Bowls because of it.   Soups are fantastic […]

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