Today’s feature: Organic Farm to Table Salad! Last year at my old place, my landlord told me I couldn’t plant a garden in my 25×5 ft backyard lawn, so I planted everything in pots. To my surprise it was amazing how I was able to feed myself from summer to winter with potted vegetables. I grew from seeds: kale, tomatoes (which i still harvested until November!), arugula, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, zucchini, green beans and among others. This summer I am at a new spot where I have all the garden space to grow even more veggies! On mother’s day I got 25 different types of tomatoes, tons of bell, poblanos, serrano, jalapeno, and banana peppers, eggplant, lots of melons, different squashes, beans, cucumbers and others you will see later through out my posts.
For the rest of this year, I want to do a farm to table recipe index, and showcase the benefits of growing your own vegetables. When I lived in Mexico, my dad made me read a giant book of Permaculture, which is the art of agricultural cultivation in really small space but still have a production 3 times the space! So if you have a small place you can still grow a good amount of vegetables with all the advantages of a mini farm right at your home! So anyways today I picked up some lettuce and carrots from my garden-in-progress, and decided to whip up a tahini dressing to coat a delicious organic garden fresh salad! Ooohhh so crunchy, oh so good! Continue reading →
This week has been all about the rain and no sun, and with all this windy and cold rain, there is nothing like having a warm bowl of soup in your lap to comfort the chilly weather. Pozole is a traditional mexican hominy soup that is very popular in weddings or quinceañeras, because of how quick and satisfying it is to make, yet very delectable. There are a few ways i make this soup, but considering the gray weather, i was feeling a bit lazy so this is my easy way of making Pozole (instead of roasting the chilies and making my own sauce), what can i say?? This is a very convenient recipe you can whip up if you’re in a hurry to get back under the covers and watch movies with a delicious bowl to warm you all day.
Taquitos were a staple growing up in our weekly lunch or dinners, they are so crispy and delicious and the best thing is that they are so easy and quick to make! I owed my niece some taquitos for her birthday so i gave her a monthly coupon for “taquitos anytime Hayden’s hungry” and so here is the recipe for my taquitos.
12 Corn tortillas
2 peeled, cubed & boiled potatoes
12 long strips of white cheese (mozzarella, monterey jack, etc..)
2 Tb of sour cream
1 tsp salt
2 Tb vegetable oil
1/2 cabbage; shredded
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped avocado
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
mexican cheese like cotija or fresco
In a bowl, add the boiled potatoes and mash them with the salt and sour cream. In order to roll tortillas without breaking, they need to be heated, which you can do by warming them in a pan or microwaving them for about 1 minute until you can bend them without breaking them. When they have been warmed, immediately add the filing. Start at the end of the tortilla and with a spoon add the potatoes and a piece of cheese. Pick the end of the tortilla and roll the tortilla around the filling tightly. Place the end of the wrap face down on a non-stick pan. Continue until you fill the pan with taquitos, making sure you place them firmly next to each other. Once you have your pan filled up, drizzle the oil over them and shake the pan a little bit to allow the oil to go underneath the taquitos. Turn the flame to a medium high and allow them to cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown. Then turn over to brown on the other side. When your taquitos are golden, remove them from the pan, blot with paper towel, salt them lightly and place on a plate.
You can put any toppings you want like, shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, avocado chunks, sour cream, queso fresco or quesocotija chopped cilantro and salsa.There are so many vegetables and cheese’s you can fill taquitos with, so you can experiment with your favorite ingredients and prepare this dish completely vegan or vegetarian! It is gluten free too!