Best of Basic · Mexican · Quick & Easy · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Mild Red Enchilada Sauce

Mexican food has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, with the exception of pizza, I’ve always considered burritos to be my favorite food. More recently I’ve been obsessing over enchiladas. This newer obsession started at one of my favorite NYC restaurants – Taqueria St. Marks Place (formally known as Taqueria Lower East Side).… Continue reading Best of Basic: Mild Red Enchilada Sauce

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Mexican · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

As I was saying in my last post, my focus these days is making healthy and clean eating easy for everyone. Whether trying to lose weight or just wanting to take advantage of the amazing health benefits that come with clean eating, the transition simply won’t happen unless it’s both convenient and delicious. This is… Continue reading Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

Dairy-Free · Dinner · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Homemade Takeout · Main Dishes · Mexican · Vegan

Speedy Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Marinated Tomatoes (Vegan Optional!)

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! Now, I personally do not need an excuse to eat Mexican food, but I’ll take one without complaint. And a Corona Light with a squeeze of lime for that matter. Yes, that sounds muy delicioso. In honor of Cinco de Mayo this year, I decided to not only share a… Continue reading Speedy Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Marinated Tomatoes (Vegan Optional!)

Dairy-Free · Dip · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Mexican · Salad Dressings · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Vegan Verde Crack Sauce

For awhile now I’ve been wanting to recreate the Mexican Goddess Dressing from the infamous Chop’t restaurant, a fast casual, create-your-own-salad chain that has pretty much taken over the lunch scene in New York City. Although it moves fast, between the hours of 12 and 2pm on a week day, the line is literally out… Continue reading Vegan Verde Crack Sauce

American · Breakfast · Brunch · Dairy-Free · Dinner · Healthy · Lunch · Mexican · Vegan

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

I try really hard to eat fresh, whole foods as much as possible. And if I do purchase packaged foods, I like them to be made with only recognizable ingredients. For example, pasta isn’t difficult to buy prepackaged because it’s easy to find organic pasta made with only 100% whole wheat flour and water. But… Continue reading Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

American · Dinner · Healthy · Main Dishes · Mexican

Balsamic Veggie & Goat Cheese Tacos

This past weekend was essentially the last weekend in the Brooklyn apartment I share with my boyfriend, Matt, and two of our friends. Matt and I are moving into our very own apartment at the end of this month, and before that, we’re heading to Florida for a week with my family. I can’t hardly… Continue reading Balsamic Veggie & Goat Cheese Tacos

Appetizer · Dinner · Dip · Mexican · Sauces & Spreads

Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

As most probably know (except my very own sister who called on Saturday from St. Louis without a single clue what was happening), the east coast was hit hard with snow on Saturday. Really hard. As someone who grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Wisconsin, you can trust me when I… Continue reading Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

Dinner · Healthy · Main Dishes · Mexican · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan

Black Bean Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

  One of my favorite dishes in all of Manhattan is the cheese enchiladas at Taqueria St. Mark’s in the East Village neighborhood. You really can’t do much better than Taqueria St. Mark’s. The ambiance is fun, energetic and casual, and the food is super good, fresh, simple and cheap. Everything I, or anyone else,… Continue reading Black Bean Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Dinner · Gluten-Free · Healthy · Lunch · Main Dishes · Mexican

Sweet Potato & Kale Burrito Bowls with Sriracha Black Beans and Guacamole

I want to start this post by saying that this is truly one of my favorite dishes ever. This isn’t surprising for 2 reasons. Firstly, because it hits all three marks for me; delicious, healthy, and easy. And secondly, because the flavors in this dish were inspired by two very memorable restaurant dishes I’ve had.… Continue reading Sweet Potato & Kale Burrito Bowls with Sriracha Black Beans and Guacamole