Category: Foods for LENT

Vegetarian Heaven: Cauliflower Rellenos

Vegetarian Heaven: Cauliflower Rellenos

Cauliflower rellenos topped with pepper jack cheese and a spicy tomato chile sauce. It's so delicious.

Gosh, it’s crazy hot here in LA, and will continue to be for the next few days or weeks. I can’t even stand to stick one toe outside right now. I  have the window shades pulled all the way down and my AC blasting on HIGH! I feel like I’m living in a modern age cave, and I like it. With the house cooled down to a comfortable 70 degrees my appetite is in full swing and since I’m a prisoner to my home, why not make something delicious? Cauliflower Rellenos are just the thing to make me happy. (more…)

Roasted Cauliflower Steak Drizzled In Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri

Roasted Cauliflower Steak Drizzled In Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri

Roasted Cauliflower Steak Drizzled In Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri
Roasted Cauliflower Steak Drizzled In Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri is a great vegan dish to make quickly

I have a friend who recently asked me how she should prepare cauliflower. I told her she should try my  Roasted Cauliflower Steak Drizzled In Jalapeno Cilantro Chimichurri recipe. It’s so tasty and easy to make. I wrote it down for her then (more…)

Caldo De Vegetales – Mexican Style Vegetable Soup

Caldo De Vegetales – Mexican Style Vegetable Soup

Caldo De Vegetales
Caldo de vegetales which is Mexican Style Vegetable Soup

I’ve gone a little soup crazy lately because it has been so cold here in our usual sunny California. Regardless, I do love a delicious Caldo De Vegetales, which translates to Mexican Style Vegetable Soup, not literally, but literally. What makes it (more…)

Vegan Menudo Made With Mushrooms

Vegan Menudo Made With Mushrooms

Vegan Menudo:
Vegan menudo using mushrooms

Vegan Menudo is the exact thing I’ve been waiting to make. I remember years ago my Uncle Ron telling me he had a friend who was vegetarian who had started making meatless menudo with mushrooms as the replacement for the tripe. At the time I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Menudo is something I was raised on, and reminds me so much of my grandfather. It’s usually the first thing Mexican vegetarians and vegans say they miss ‘food-wise’ since going (more…)

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole is a vegetarian dream come true. Meatless MexicanI’m gonna share my Vegetable Enchilada Casserole recipe with you, but first let me say this: By nature I am a social butterfly…Put me in a room with complete strangers and we will be pals within 5 minutes.  Any of my closest friends will tell you I am a chatterbox.  Yes, I’m the girl that talks to the ticket taker at the movie (more…)

Roasted Cauliflower And Mushroom Migas

Roasted Cauliflower And Mushroom Migas

Lovely vegetable migas: roasted cauliflower and mushrooms

Do you practice lent? Even though I’m not super religious I do practice lent annually. I started as a young girl, you see my 90 year old grandfather practices and he taught me at an impressional age to follow suit. We would go to our local church on Ash Wednesday and get the smeared palm ash in the center of our foreheads, (more…)

Bunny Banana Caramel Bread Pudding For Easter!

Bunny Banana Caramel Bread Pudding For Easter!

Banana caramel bread pudding in a bunny shape for Easter I know exactly what I like, and I LOVE dessert. It’s not a fair-weather coupling or a casual like, I am hot blooded passionately in love with dessert. I obsess over cakes, and cookies, and donuts, and pan dulce, and pie, and bionicos, and gelatinas, and cream puffs, and the list goes on and on…. But the dessert that makes me weak in the knees is banana caramel bread pudding. I’d go so far as to say I dream about it.  (more…)