Mexican

the BEST vegetarian chili.

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, Mexican, Our Favorites!, Tali, vegetarian on February 7th, 2010 by tali – 7 Comments

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This is my absolute favorite recipe for chili.  It's so filling, so healthy, and I promise you won't miss the meat!

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Portobello mushrooms, cashews (sounds strange, but they're great in this!) and amazing spices make this chili stand out.  The beans and cashews add protein, iron and zinc.  It's a complete meal all by itself, but it's great with cornbread (whole -wheat cornbread recipe below) or some brown rice.  It's perfect for a cold night -- especially a cold super bowl Sunday night!  Have fun! Portobello Mushroom Vegetarian Chili 1 yellow onion, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 red pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cerrano (or other mild… continue reading the BEST vegetarian chili. | 7 Comments

zippy shrimp tacos!

Posted in cooking and recipes, Mexican, Our Favorites!, sides, Tudy on December 31st, 2009 by tudy – 3 Comments

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I know I have been MIA for a while but life got kinda crazy for a while--between starting a new job right and dealing with all the craziness that comes with the holidays, I didn't have that much time to blog. But life, has hopefully settled down once again and I should be back to regularly blogging. To end 2009 with a bang, I decided my last blog entry of the year should end with some spice--zippy shrimp tacos! These shrimp tacos have just the right amount of heat to light up all the taste buds in your mouth. Shrimp Marinade 1 pound shrimp, peeled with tails removed and butterflied11/2 teaspoons chili powder1 teaspoon paprikaPinch of cayenne pepper… continue reading zippy shrimp tacos! | 3 Comments

put some pep in your pepita.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, cooking and recipes, Mexican, Middle Eastern/Indian, Our Favorites!, snacks, Tali, vegetarian on October 21st, 2009 by tali – 6 Comments

DSC01947Ever since The New York Times told me that pumpkin seeds are one of The 11 Best Foods [I'm Not] Eating, I've been trying to work them into my diet.  They have a ton of magnesium and B vitamins, and also have anti-inflammatory properties.  They're great on salads and they make a really easy snack that's packed with protein - 9 grams in every 1/4 cup serving!  

Anyway, enough about how healthy pepitas are.  Yes, they're healthy, but on their own they're not all that much fun.  This recipe changes that.  These pepitas are a perfect party snack - or anytime snack.  But if you are making them for a party, be sure to make 2 batches -… continue reading put some pep in your pepita. | 6 Comments

roasted butternut squash and sweet potato quesadillas.

Posted in cooking and recipes, Mexican, Our Favorites!, Tali, vegetarian on October 19th, 2009 by tali – 9 Comments
DSC01935Tudy and I are definitely on some sort of fall-cooking kick.  Each time we talk about what we're cooking, the conversation eventually comes back to pumpkin-this or butternut squash-that.  I've also been on a Mexican food kick for the past day, which is why I decided that these butternut squash and sweet potato quesadillas were very necessary. These are so good - there's no oil in the recipe, and I really don't think you'll miss it.  I roasted the squash and sweet potato to bring out the flavor (and fyi - you get so much healthy vitamin A in this dish), and seasoned everything with spicy cayenne, jalapeño peppers, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Yes, even though this is a savory dish, nutmeg and… continue reading roasted butternut squash and sweet potato quesadillas. | 9 Comments

tasty, healthy, fast, chicken fajitas

Posted in chicken, cooking and recipes, Mexican, Tudy on September 15th, 2009 by tudy – 3 Comments
Blog pics 037 As I mentioned in my previous post it can be hard to put a healthy, tasty meal on the table in a short amount of time. Well one of my favorite recipes when I am in a rush is  chicken fajitas because everything can be made in 20 minutes.  Chicken fajitas are packed with a good source of lean protein and a diverse set of vitamins from the peppers, onions and guacamole. What I love even more about these fajitas is that they satisfy my junk food craving even though I am eating something truly good for me! Chicken Fajitas (makes 6 soft tacos) 12