Sweet Potato Taco Boats
Omg! These are amazing and just so east to prepare! The creamy sweet potato mixed with the beans, jalapenos and avocado – wow! A perfect dinner or appetizer! This recipe serves 2 for dinner or 4 as an appetizer.
Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake
A great wholesome casserole bake full of nutritious, kale, quinoa and beans and spiced with flavors of Mexico!
Mexi- Mac ‘n Cheese
Here is a fun twist on the classic Mac ‘n Cheese! This version is spiked with jalapeños and cilantro for a hint of Mexico!
Giant Burrito with Rice, Beans and Tofu
Ok, now this is a sandwich! A gigantic burrito filled with rice, beans and tofu – a challenge to fit into your mouth!
Oh what a fun dinner! Make the veggie “meat” filling and serve with guacamole, shredded lettuce, pickled jalapeños, and if you like add some grated cheese and sour cream. Tip: When filling your taco shell it’s always best to start with the lettuce on the bottom – you will have less chance of your taco breaking and exploding all over you!
Skillet Cornbread Topped with 3 Bean Chili
What a fun way to serve up your chili for a simple night at home or the next big game night! The moist cornbread cushion makes a beautiful bed for this delicious hearty and comforting chili! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this cornbread in a square baking dish instead.
Quinoa Black Bean Taco Bowl
I love these huge “bowls” for dinner! This one is Mexican inspired with hearty quinoa and black beans on top of crisp lettuce, creamy avocado and all topped with a chipotle lime sour cream!
Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas
Oooh these are really good! The squash is ever so sweet and creamy which is offset by the black beans and gooey cheese! Perfect combination!
Black Bean and Acorn Squash Burritos
These are hearty, delicious and protein packed! The acorn squash adds a slight sweetness to the mix of black beans.
Roasted Tomato and Poblano Soup
Roasting the tomatoes before processing them in the soup brings out their natural sweetness and bold flavours. This is a great soup to make in summer when you can buy big boxes of fresh tomatoes in the farmer’s markets for very little money. In this version of the soup I added poblano peppers for a touch of earthy heat. This soup is a real winner!
Fresh Mango and Cilantro Salsa
This is a great and refreshing salsa to serve over tacos or enchiladas. It is also great as a dip with tortilla chips to be served as an appetizer when you have company over.2. This salsa can be made up to 2 days in advance – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This is delicious served on the side of a black bean soup or even as a bread for a brunch. It is slightly spicy, smoky and cheesy!
Black Bean and Mango Salsa
This is a great salsa to serve over tacos or enchiladas or even as a dip with tortilla chips. The black beans make it a bit more substantial than the average salsa as they are full of protein and fibre! The mango and cilantro add a really fresh nice flavour. This recipe will give you about 3 cups of salsa. This salsa can be made up to 2 days in advance – store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Vegetarian Loaded-up Nachos
My favourite game-day recipe! The result is a gorgeous platter that is super cheesy, and hearty – your guests will love it! Better than any bar food and only takes minutes to prepare!
My secret to perfect nachos is in the layering, that way all the nachos are well coated with toppings not just those on the top! You can serve these nachos with sour cream, guacamole and salsa on the side if you like.
Agua de Tamarindo - Tamarind Water
This is a classic drink served on the streets of Mexico. If you like things sweeter, double up on the sugar since tamarind makes this drink pretty tart. I however, love the sourness of it! This drink is just so refreshing and delicious served on a summer’s eve, or as a signature cocktail to serve with tacos to make a real Mexican Fiesta!
Quick Mexican Breakfast Scramble
A breakfast scramble is like an omelette that is all mashed up! I actually prefer a scramble to an omelette because it feels more casual and comforting. Another great thing about it, is that you don’t have to be a chef to make a scramble – just mash everything together and there you have breakfast!
Sweet Potato - Chipotle Latkes
This is my personal spin on a classic appetizer for the Jewish festival of Hannukah. Traditionally these fried treats are made with potatoes, here I paired sweet potatoes with chipotle peppers. It just elevates these potato pancakes to a whole other level!
Soft Tacos Stuffed With Lemony Tofu and Avocado
These tacos are so addictive! They taste like something you would get at a beach side restaurant – the tofu is crispy and lemony with the creamy avocado and crunchy coleslaw on top. You have to try them!
Mexican Taco Salad
This is a really fun and filling dinner salad, and each person gets their own taco bowl! It may seem daunting since there are a lot of individual steps, but they come together fairly quickly and you can always prepare the individual components in advance and just assemble at the last minute.
Guacamole is a Mexican avocado based dip. While there are so many guacamole recipes out there this, to me is the only one! Made with fresh avocados, jalepenos, onion, lime and cilantro - there is no other way!