Category: Foods for LENT

Pistachio Fig Arroz Con Leche: Gluten Free Dessert

Pistachio Fig Arroz Con Leche: Gluten Free Dessert

Pistachio Fig Arroz Con Leche makes a fantastic gluten free treat.

The story of Pistachio Fig Arroz Con Leche: I got this friend named Rachel, I like to call her Miss Killers, but that’s different story for another time. Rachel is gluten-free and has been for a while now. It seems like most of our encounters are planned around food, either it’s a potluck or a restaurant rendezvous, but (more…)

Falafel Encrusted Avocado Tacos

Falafel Encrusted Avocado Tacos

falafel encrusted avocado tacos are plant based

A while ago a friend of mine had posted a picture of avocado tacos and one of the persons in the comment section asked “how do you keep the crust from going soggy?” The person who posted never responded, because they probably didn’t have an answer. I thought that to be a legitimate question and have never forgot about it. (more…)

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…)