Sichuan Garlic-Ginger Bok Choy

This is a quick and simple dish that is mouth-wateringly delicious.  The trick is in getting the heat right and paying close attention to the cooking time, making sure not to over-cook the bok choy.  

Homemade Berry Sauce

This is a simple, delicious and healthy sauce that you can add to any sweet breakfast dish, such as French toast, pancakes, waffles or crepes.  All you do is throw a bag or two of frozen berries of choice (I like a mix of blueberries and raspberries) into a small pot, and coat with about a…

Chori-tacos

These are the BEST tacos.  You may not believe me because of the pineapple, but that is the key to what makes these amazing.  I would have never thought to add pineapple to tacos but it was my husband’s idea, to replicate tacos al pastor, a popular taco you can find all over in Mexico…

Sesame Soba Noodles

It’s funny how often times the simplest recipes are the best.  This is one of those – the sauce has three ingredients and it is a crowd-pleaser, and a picky eater kid-pleaser every time.  My sister-in-law introduced me to the recipe that inspired this dish, from Nava Atlas’ book The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.  This book is…

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.

Roasted Parsnip, Apple and Ginger Soup with Quinoa

I learned this recipe a while back during a cooking class that I attended for my company Christmas party.  It was my first year with the company and one of our colleagues thought we needed to do something “different” for Christmas that year.  Our teacher was a semi-grumpy French man, and I remember being a little scared of getting…

Molletes

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…