Avocado Salsa Verde

This salsa is delicious.  It goes with all sorts of Mexican dishes, such as tostadas, chori-tacos, flautas and enchiladas, and is an essential part of everybody’s diet!  It’s addictive, and keeps refrigerated for a few days, so feel free to double the recipe.  

Mexican Black Bean Soup

From looking at this picture you wouldn’t think there were any black beans in this soup, but they are there, beneath all the jalapeño, cilantro and avocado goodness.

Cucumber, Cilantro and Jalapeño Margaritas

This is my favorite drink – it is spicy, not too sweet and refreshing, and the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work, or during the weekend after taking care of a toddler and two crying babies all. day. long. RECIPE (serves about 3, or if you are like my husband and me,…

Spicy Chana Masala

I live in Jackson Heights, Queens, which is home to much of New York City’s best Indian food, including some amazing chickpea curries.  I have been trying to get my version of this dish to taste like the ones that I have in our neighborhood restaurants, without loading on the ghee (which I suspect is at least one…


This is my no-brainer go-to dish; they are easy to make, delicious and everybody always loves them.  Molletes are usually served for breakfast in Mexico, but I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. RECIPE: 1 french baguette (or if you have a Latin bakery near you, 2-4 bolillos) Cheese – good ones for this…