Molette

Mexican Molletes with Mango-Basil Salsa

-+*One of my favorite places in Mexico is the charming town of Morelia where we once spent a few days doing almost nothing. Nothing, except taking lazy strolls on streets dotted with devout Mexicans and students. Morelia is packed with beautiful churches and colleges, and if you’re not inclined to one or attending the other, the only thing…

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Lentil Tacos

Fat-Free Lentil Tacos

-+*Come closer and I’ll tell you a big, fat secret: these are quite possibly the best tacos ever. The filling’s creamy and flavorful, the whole-wheat tortillas are soft and fluffy, and the toppings– roasted red peppers and salsa– take them from simply superb to simply sublime. But here’s the most wonderful part: these tacos are absolutely fat-free….

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Avocado Pasta

Pasta Avocado

-+*This is a creamy, dreamy pasta recipe to die for, and I am kicking myself because I didn’t think of it before. My Pasta Avocado — or Avocado Pasta — comes from a combination of my two favorite cuisines — Italian and Mexican. And it’s so simple, you can put it together in minutes, really, with a…

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Pappardelle Pasta With Roasted Tomato Chipotle Sauce

-+*It’s Christmas Eve and the neighborhood is looking really pretty. Yards are draped with multicolored lights and inside windows you can catch glimpses of ornamented Christmas trees. It’s all quite picture-perfect except at the malls, I’m sure, where it’s a mad rush and you won’t catch me within a mile of those during this season…

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Bolillos (Mexican Rolls)

-+*Before I share today’s recipe– scrumptious, crusty Mexican rolls called Bolillos that are like little football-shaped baguettes— let me reveal the winner of last week’s giveaway of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s new book, Vegan Pie in the Sky. Thanks to all of you who participated and took the time to Facebook and…

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Savory Avocado Quesadillas With Rainbow Chard And Tomato Chutney

-+*Desi loves nothing more than a nap on Saturday afternoons. So while he’s communing with the z’s, I curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and whatever’s cooking on public television. One of my favorite shows  is Rick Bayless’s Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Mexican food is very vegan-friendly, notwithstanding appearances,…

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Mojo de Ajo

Mojo de Ajo

-+*Few recipes have made me as excited and eager to get into the kitchen and start peeling four nail-burning heads of garlic as when I saw Rick Bayless stir up some garlic-gold alchemy on public television with his Mojo de Ajo. Mojo de Ajo, which apparently translates into a bath of garlic, is a traditional…

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Burrito Bowl

-+*One of my favorite meals to order on the go is a burrito bowl– you know, where they pile on the rice, beans, guacamole and salsa and all other goodies into a single container and you can dig in without any fuss. But as much as I love eating stuff I don’t have to cook…

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Vegan Mexican: The Roundup

-+*Here’s the roundup of all the wonderful vegan Mexican recipes you sent for the It’s a Vegan World- Mexican event. For some weird reason I lost all the copy I had originally written on this post, but luckily I didn’t lose your entries. Here they are, in all their delicious glory: Suganya’s black bean tortilla…

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Mushroom and Green Pepper Quesadillas With Mango Salsa

-+*This is going to be one of the shortest posts you’ll ever see from me, because it’s close to 11 pm and I want to get these recipes up before the midnight deadline for It’s A Vegan World: Mexican. I bought masa flour to make tortillas this month so I could make my quesadillas from…

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Mexican Rice and Chili-Garlic Potatoes

-+*It’s Spring, and today’s a beautiful day out here in my corner of the world. The sun’s shining, the birds are singing, the squirrels are frolicking…you get the picture? Of course, not all’s right with the world. Here we are, neck-deep and in some cases over our heads in a recession that’s bordering on a…

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Potato and Lima Bean Cakes (Tortitas de Alubias y Papa)

-+*Morelia is a quiet city nestled high in the hills of the Michoacan state of Mexico, and lined wall-to-wall with historic cathedrals and colleges. A grand aqueduct that looks like a procession of arches sweeps around the city’s outskirts. The streets buzz with students, stores crammed with charming artefacts, and tourists looking to just relax…

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Empanadas With Spicy Bean Filling

-+*Empanadas, stuffed savory or sweet pastries, are among my favorite foods from Latin America. They are often stuffed with meat, and often fried, but my version is stuffed with a deliciously spicy bean filling and then baked, which makes the empanadas far healthier. I had a good deal of the bean filling left over after…

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