Three soup posts in a row!? It’s that time of year I guess. Plus, I freaking love making soups and stews. So yes, three soup posts in a row. This soup recipe for Black Bean Tortilla Soup is one that I’ve cooked for clients a number of times. I love it so much, that I… Continue reading Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans
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
Homemade veggie burgers are the perfect way to make everyone happy. My black bean burgers are hearty enough for meat-eaters, delish enough for foodies and fit perfectly into a health nut’s diet regimen. These zesty burgers are packed with plant-based protein, fiber and flavor. Additionally, because I use arrow root powder and almond flour as… Continue reading Mexican-Spiced Black Bean Burgers (vegan | gluten-free)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a flavorful sauce or spread is the key to making healthy, satisfying and unforgettable dishes. This super easy pinto bean purée is the perfect addition to tacos, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, salads, rice bowls and just about any other dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine. It’s also equally as delicious when… Continue reading 5-Minute Zesty Pinto Bean Purée
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!)
I love the feeling of having had a perfect weekend. There’s just something about rocking a weekend that makes me feel excited and energized for the coming week. For me, a perfect weekend can mean a lot of things. It’s circumstantial and varies with age and mood.
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
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