Mexican

Healthy Black Bean Chilaquiles

January 7, 2014
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Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican casserole dish. It’s traditionally made with fried tortilla chips topped with a spicy tomato sauce, tons of cheese, and eggs. Delicious? Yes. Great for your waistline? Not so much. I figured there had to be a way to lighten up this traditional recipe, while still keeping all the flavor of […]

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Butternut Squash and Kale Quesadillas

November 30, 2013
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Butternut squash and kale are two of my favorite fall veggies. Every fall, my dad used to make a butternut squash “sabji” – which is basically butternut squash sautéed with a ton of Indian spices – cumin, coriander, turmeric — the works. It was delicious and I’d look forward to it like a kid in […]

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Zucchini, Black Bean, and Corn Tostadas

November 25, 2013
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Alright guys, get ready for some of the best, healthy, homemade tostadas ever! Mexican food isn’t often associated with the words “healthy” or “low in calories,” – but it’s actually super easy to transform Mexican food into a healthier version without losing any of the flavor or spice. Tostadas are traditionally deep fried tortillas, topped […]

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Sweet Potato, Poblano and Coconut Curry Soup

March 26, 2013
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Mexican and Asian/Indian flavors, combined in a soup? I was a little skeptical at first. After all, I never would have thought to combine poblano chiles with coconut milk and oregano But thanks to the True Food Kitchen Cookbook, I was inspired to try this recipe, and I ended up with a tasty, well balanced […]

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Spicy Black Bean, Hominy and Kale Stew

March 6, 2013
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My first experience with hominy was about 5 years ago, when I ate the most delicious vegetarian posole at one of my favorite cafes. I had no idea that hominy was made from corn (maize to be exact), or how it was made. For those of you who aren’t familiar with hominy, it’s made when […]

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Black Bean and Pepper Jack Quesadillas

January 27, 2013
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Quesadillas are one of the husband’s favorite Mexican meals. I can totally see why: the cheesy, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of a quesadilla with spicy and creamy toppings — what’s not to love? Of course, I’m always on the lookout for ways to “healthify” my husband’s favorite restaurant meals, but with quesadillas it’s difficult. The husband […]

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