Category: Side Dishes

Beer Battered Veggies #ModeloSummer

Beer Battered Veggies #ModeloSummer

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It’s funny how quickly time flies. Last summer, I was in Italy absorbing the culture and of course eating lots of amazing food, grabbing anything I thought would be a delicious discovery. I remember sitting on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea at a little outdoor cafe and ordering a bag filled with beer battered veggies and fries served with a cold beer. I had never seen anything quite like it back here in the United States and was ready to adopt this new treat. (more…)

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl served with a cheese stuffed chile, and a side of grilled artichoke

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl is what I’ll be serving Memorial Day weekend! It’s funny because I get invited to BBQ’s all the time but usually the person having the BBQ will say “please bring your own food, we’re only grilling meat.” It use to take me by surprise that I was invited somewhere but being asked to bring the vegetarian option, but I’ve become accustomed to it at this point. (more…)

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

crudités and serrano cilantro pesto make entertaining easy.

I enjoy hosting people over at my house, but as you know hosting requires serving, cleaning up, pouring drinks, changing the music selection and so forth. Sometimes you get so wound up in attending to people that you actually don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your company. (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…)

Cauliflower Nachos For The Big Football Game

Cauliflower Nachos For The Big Football Game

Cauliflower nachos for the big game. I got all my ingredients at walmart.

One of my best girlfriend’s is a hardcore football fanatic… some people even call her “Football Monique.” Needless to say she’s hosting a party for the big game this year at her place since her team has earned it’s way into the championship. I won’t be (more…)

Sweet Potato Soy Chorizo Pancakes

Sweet Potato Soy Chorizo Pancakes

Sweet potato chorizo pancakes for a wonderful holiday appetizer

I’m all about entertaining for the holidays , and this past week really got me thinking about my upbringing and how it all seems to meld together as an adult. You see…. my dad’s side of the family is from the south, and makes a seriously delicious sweet potato pie. I went to an all Jewish elementary school in Brentwood as a young girl, and learned about jewish traditions and foods. Being born a Latin girl afforded me the privilege of growing up eating spicy foods like soy-chorizo and chipotle among many other flavors…. (more…)

Creamy Cheddar Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Cheddar Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

chipotle mashed potatoes

My dad comes from a long line of excellent cooks. Even he has the touch that makes food so dreamy. As a young girl I would watch the food preparation unfold in his house especially during the holidays. Lots of hands chopping, stirring, whipping, and mashing. My busy eyes would dart from on side of the room to the other. My Grandmother (my dad’s mom, who was born and raised in Tijuana) (more…)