Healthy Black Bean Chilaquiles

January 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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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