Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Legumes''

An Introduction to Beans

An Introduction to Beans

The word beans applies to edible seeds from several different plants. This series of articles will focus on the beans cultivated in Mesoamerica and other parts of the Americas, their importance for the diet of old [...]

Chili con carne

Chili con carne

This hearty dish is delicious during winter and summer. It is easy to make, frugal and healthy. [...]

The almost magic beans

The almost magic beans

Beans are one of the best ingredients to cook with for its flavor, nutritional value and cost. If you want to lose weight, reduce your meat intake or just feel better about your food and the [...]

Cuban rhythm

Cuban rhythm

An authentic Cuban dish accompanied with salsa music. [...]

Sweet Breakfast Memories – Gorditas de Piloncillo

Sweet Breakfast Memories – Gorditas de Piloncillo

I strongly believe that memories are the best treasure we can accumulate. And when it comes to food, memories of aromas, textures and tastes form a very important part of our family, culture and our own [...]

Mexican Hamburgers and Italian Zucchini

Mexican Hamburgers and Italian Zucchini

Update March-23-08: I just found out this amazing food event called Festa Italiana hosted by Marie of Proud Italian Cook and Maryann of Finding La Dolce Vita. I don’t know if this dish will be good [...]

Lentil Soup and Fried Eggplant

Lentil Soup and Fried Eggplant

I love challenges, especially when they are related to food. There is a food event that every month challenges the participants to get creative. This event is the Royal Foodie Joust. Every month a bunch of [...]

Northern Taste

Northern Taste

Last week the temperatures were so low in this part of the world that all we wanted to eat were hot soups and stews. So that was the perfect time to try a bean recipe I [...]

Molletes – Mexican Comfort Food

Molletes – Mexican Comfort Food

Update 01/04/08. I will be participating on the 2008 Comfort Food Cook-Off on Eve’s blog, The Garden of Eating, with this recipe. Was that perfect timing or what? After the holidays nobody wants to spend a [...]

A Bean Sauce

A Bean Sauce

Mexican cuisine has its basic sauces, the tomato sauce probably the most common one. The story of this sauce goes back to pre-Hispanic civilizations when Aztecs and Mayans used molcajete and metates as grinding tools. Some [...]