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!
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and olive oil and is an essential ingredient in hummus. I have seen recipes on the internet for tahini-free hummus, but the taste of the hummus before I add the Tahini is just not the same, those who know the way real hummus should taste will notice the lack of flavour that only comes from the sesame seeds.
Depending where you live it can be hard to find tahini in the shops or market, here in Manzanillo I think its pretty much impossible to find. Thanks again to my friend Diyana I have a pot of it in my fridge that she made herself and gave me a while ago. Since then I have made hummus a few times and it’s always been delicious, here is the link to my recipe for Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus. (more…)
I love chickpeas and I love hummus. I really should make it more often, I don’t know why I don’t as it is not difficult to make, but if you don’t have tinned chickpeas or a pressure cooker you need to soak the dried beans overnight and cook them the next day so you need to plan ahead a little.
A good friend of mine, who apart from being an amazingly talented artist is also a wonderful cook, gave me her own recipe, she is originally from Jordan in the Middle East so it can’t be more authentic! (more…)
A fresh, colourful salad, quick and easy to prepare, tasty and full of goodness. Even though its autumn its still hot here in Manzanillo and a mixed salad is always a good way to get some fresh veggies into your diet! (more…)
Posh food for free..well almost! Spaghetti with Pan Fried Clams:
If you are lucky enough to live by the sea and the tide is right you can make this elegant pasta dish with fresh clams you collected from the beach, otherwise you can always buy them at the fishmongers, supermarket etc. If you can’t find them fresh you can always buy them in a can as a last resort, although, personally i would always go for fresh. (more…)