A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

tomato basil soup

Quick, delicious and healthy, how many more reasons to try this Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza.

Basil from my gardenThis is very quick to make and very tasty. It is healthy and bursting with flavour from the fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, do you really need more convincing? Just try it and I know you will love it too. Read the rest of this entry »

blackberry bun view

Winter fruits are Here! Juicy, Moist and very More-ish: Blackberry Buns Recipe.

Very simple to make and as pretty as they are tasty, these beautifully coloured Blackberry Buns are the perfect mid-morning snack, lunch box filler or anytime treat. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter warmer: Creamy, Cheesy Curried Broccoli Soup. Silky Smooth Velvet in a Bowl

It may be winter everywhere else but here in Manzanillo the temperature is still in the 30’s, which makes the day your fridge decides to stop working a pretty bad day. Luckily the day this happened I didn’t have too much in there. A large head of broccoli, onion, garlic, half an avocado, some left over boiled potato, half a package of Philadelphia cheese and some other random bits. So, I turned the annoyance of a lifeless fridge into a delicious pot of steaming, velvety soup. Read the rest of this entry »

A Quick Fix: Oatmeal, Honey, Amaranth Shake

A great snack or quick breakfast if you are on the go and don’t have time to prepare or cook something more substantial. I often have it around lunch time when there is nothing that i fancy in the fridge. It is filling, tasty and full of goodness. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Make the Perfect Poached Egg on Toast, a very British Breakfast.

Poached egg on toast is one of my absolute favourite breakfasts. The creaminess of the salt and peppered egg on top of crunchy buttered toast, all washed down with a cup of freshly made tea of course, immediately transports me back to the steamy windowed kitchen in England on a cold morning. It’s funny, I was never really a morning person until the last few years, and I hardly ever ate eggs for breakfast, usually opting for a grapefruit and / or Marmite on toast. Lately though I can’t get enough of poached egg on toast. The simple combination of eggs and bread is another one for my list of nostalgia provoking comfort foods along with things like Mashed Potato, Pickled Onions and Pickled Beetroot.. mmm! Oh and poaching is one of the healthier ways to cook eggs too, no oil necessary! Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegetarian Bean Burgers with Salsa Roja and Yogurt, Lime, Cilantro Salsa: A vegetarian meal even a carnivore will love..

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Classic Mexican Salsa Roja

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Classic Mexican Salsa Roja

A typical tomato based salsa that you will find at almost every taco stand, restaurant and home in Mexico. A must if you are doing carne asada, a bbq beef taco is just not the same with out it! Read the rest of this entry »

Marvellous Mexican Meatballs in Caldillo de Tomate (Tomato Sauce)

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I was never a huge fan of meatballs to be honest but maybe that’s because I never ate homemade ones before this, it was something my Mum never made and I never thought of making. We would have tinned ones now and then and I remember there was a silly song we used to sing that never failed to amuse my sister and I, we used to sing the song quite often actually, not only when eating meatballs! For those who know and those who don’t, here are the lyrics to the Meatball Song aka On top of old Smokey: Read the rest of this entry »

Caldillo de Tomate, or Tomato Broth, the perfect accompaniment for many dishes.

My husband showed me this simple recipe for a beautiful ‘jugoso’ tomato sauce that I now use for many different dishes. It is called ‘caldillo‘ (broth) not ‘salsa‘ (sauce), the difference is that a caldillo is more like a thin soupy type of salsa, or a light tomato broth rather than the thicker chunkier type of salsa that is used on tacos for example. It is used for dishes such as Chiles Rellenos, they are served ‘bañado‘ (bathed) in it. I love it, its so flavoursome and tasty yet light and not too thick. Great as a base for tomato soup or for any dish that requires a thinner tomato sauce. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Perfect Papaya Juice Everytime:

Papaya is a strange fruit, not everyone can appreciate its delicate perfumey flavour and soft melt in the mouth texture.  I learned to love it while travelling in Thailand, anytime I had a bad stomach the papaya was there to help. It works in both ways too, as in, if you suffer with constipation the fruit is an amazing digestive aid and if the problem is the opposite, then the seeds offer a  natural and very effective yet gentle solution for diarrhea. For those who are not so keen on eating the fruit  you can make a delicious juice in a couple of minutes with a blender and a few simple ingredients, which is what i did with the papaya that a friend gave us from their garden the other day. A quick and easy way to incorporate papaya into your diet. Read the rest of this entry »

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