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

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Jugo Verde – Nopal, Pineapple, Orange and Parsley Whole Juice

Super healthy 'Jugo Verde'

Super healthy ‘Jugo Verde’

Jugo Verde – Nopal, Pineapple, Orange and Parsley Whole Juice

A very simple blend of nopal, fruit and parsley make a super healthy whole juice to get you going in the morning.

Nopal is said to be good for curing a hangover so this is the perfect morning-after juice. If you add a stick or two of celery they say this is a great juice to help you loose weight.

So we already know about how great the Nopal is in a Salad, here is the link to my recipe for delicious Ensalada de Nopal – a typical Mexican side dish – in case you missed it, now here it is in a Juice. You can always adjust the amounts in the recipe according to your taste, one thing you should know is that the nopal is a bit slimy, so the more you use the more babosa  your juice will be. If you are not too keen on that texture just don’t put too much nopal. (more…)

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¡A huevo! Word of the Week and a Healthy Breakfast

Poached Egg Over Baby Spinach, Drizzled with Olive Oil and Lime Juice

Poached Egg Over Baby Spinach, Drizzled with Olive Oil and Lime Juice

¡A huevo! Word of the Week and a Healthy Breakfast

Ok, so this weeks Mexican Word of the Week is more of an expression than a word. If you have ever  spent any time in Mexico it is likely you have heard someone exclaim “¡A huevo!” at some point. In Spanish huevo translates to “egg” but “a huevo” is nothing to do with our favourite breakfast staple, however, i decided to throw in a tasty, healthy breakfast idea along with this weeks’ Mexican word of the week as it’s almost the weekend and it’s going to be busy!
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Quick, Easy and Delicious Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza

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. (more…)

Winter Warmer: Cheesy Curried Broccoli Soup

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. (more…)

A Quick Fix: Oatmeal, Honey, Amaranth Shake

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. (more…)

How to Make the Perfect Poached Egg on Toast, A Very British Breakfast.

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! (more…)

Vegetarian Bean Burgers with Salsa Roja and Yogurt, Lime, Cilantro Salsa (and a wee moan)

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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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How to Make Perfect Papaya Juice

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. (more…)

Ensalada de Nopal – Nopal (Cactus) Salad

This is a classic Mexican side dish that is usually eaten in tacos, it often comes with the selection of salsas in many restaurants or taco stands and is really good with beef or pork. It goes well with anything you would serve a salad with or as a side dish at a BBQ or buffet.  Nopales, also known as prickly pear,  are cheap and healthy and easy to prepare once you know how. (more…)

How to Make Labneh (Yoghurt Cheese) at Home

Strained Yoghurt Cheese – no special equipment needed

Ok, so now we know how to make yoghurt at home the next step is to make cheese from it.. yep make your own cheese from your own yoghurt! Sounds like something only people on farms do, but it is so easy anyone can do it! The result is a creamy-smooth, soft and spreadable cheese as good as any shop bought soft cheese, if not better cos you made it yourself! It tastes really good plain or you can jazz it up with your favourite herbs and spices like garlic, basil, black pepper etc. (more…)

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