Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in entrées, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

I’m kind of a Mexican food snob. I can’t help it. Born and raised in San Diego, I was a mere 30 minutes from the Mexican border. Aside from actually being IN Mexico, does it get any better? Nope. But ever since I became vegan, I have longed for some damn good Mexican food….something that ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Nectarine Basil Salsa

Nectarine Basil Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

My friend Melinda and I were recently vacationing in Florida. I seriously can’t think of a better post-beach snack than chips and salsa. We were determined to make a different salsa for each day we were there. Yep. We’re just a couple ‘a salsa whores. Here’s one of our favorites! Ingredients: 2 Nectarines, preferably organic ...

Cherry Mint Salsa

Cherry Mint Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

This salsa goes really well with cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips. I’m just sayin’… Ingredients: 2 Cups Pitted Black Cherries, chopped 1 tbsp Red Onion, finely diced Juice of one lime 2 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Zest 1 Jalapeño Pepper, finely diced (keep the seeds for more heat) 1 tbsp Fresh Mint, finely ...

Spicy Plum Salsa

Spicy Plum Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

This is my friend Mel’s favorite salsa (a.k.a. Lady Beast Salsa.) Ingredients: 8 Ripe Plums, pits removed and chopped 1 Orange, sectioned and chopped 1 Lime, sectioned and chopped 1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped 3 tbsp Red Onion, finely chopped 1 Jalapeño Pepper, finely chopped (with seeds for more heat) 1-2 tbsp Fresh ...