Instant Pot Chorizo Beans

instant pot chorizo beans

You can make these beans in an Instant Pot or in a regular pot. I’ve had my Instant Pot for over a year but only in the last couple months have I been using it regularly. I have a hard time learning new technology — yes I realize that it’s super lame to describe an…

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Tofu Mole Tacos

Tofu Mole Tacos! Fried tofu cubes simmered in a homemade vegan mole sauce made with dried chiles, tomatoes, garlic, spices, and sesame seeds

My husband Chris has never enjoyed any mole sauces he’s tried; they are all sweeter than he likes. He’s also not enamored with glazed meat, sweet barbecue sauces or even ketchup, really. So my self-imposed mission was to use inspiration from this recipe and this recipe to come up with a not-too-sweet Puebla-style red mole…

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Homemade Microwaveable Burritos

homemade microwaveable burritos

I’ve been making my own聽microwaveable burritos since I was in college. True, I don’t make them often聽any more since I don’t need to pack a lunch anymore but recently I got an email asking about homemade microwaveable burritos so I thought I’d share. SORRY THE PICTURE IS SO UNINSPIRING. I really did try. The thing…

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Arroz con Pollo

arroz con pollo

Everybody in north America has had some kinda arroz con pollo at some point in life, I’m betting. Arroz con pollo; chicken with rice. It’s a one-pot meal (as long as you don’t eat聽too many vegetables 馃槈 ) and it’s beautiful to look at. It kind of reminds me of paella and I’m shocked that…

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Alb贸ndigas Soup

Alb贸ndigas is Spanish for meatballs and in Mexico,聽it’s often聽understood to mean聽“meatball聽soup“, so it may be redundant to call this alb贸ndigas soup. I don’t know for sure. I just know I like it. The meatballs are made from聽beef, but rather than breadcrumbs or something similar, it’s mixed with raw rice that cooks as the alb贸ndigas simmer.…

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Jackfruit Tinga Tostadas

jackfruit tinga

I’ve wanted to experiment with green jackfruit for years — since I tried some vegan bbq jackfruit at a party once. This is a riff on chicken tinga which is from Puebla, Mexico: shredded chicken in a chipotle sauce. This jackfruit tinga uses the same聽sort of sauce made from onion, tomato and chipotle. It’s very…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning mix

Homemade taco seasoning is a great, edible gift for the people in your life who can’t eat any more cookies! But seriously, for years I’ve eschewed pre-mixed seasoning blends in favor of individual spices and combinations to suit my delicate whims. Put a kid into that sitch, though, and those lofty goals go straight down…

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Chunky Beef Tacos

chunky beef tacos

These chunky beef tacos might look familiar — they’re a ripoff of Chile Colorado, but that’s usually made with pork. These are a simple and a great way to use beef stew meat (besides in beef stew, though if you want that, I have two: vegetable beef stew and beer beef stew). Chile colorado is…

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Chorizo fried rice

chorizo fried rice

Chorizo fried rice is great for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner. I’d heard of bacon fried rice before and I had some really excellent chorizo in the fridge and I figured bacon and chorizo have about the same amount of fat so it ought to work. And it does. See??? Here’s picture proof! The recipe…

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