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…)
Cucarachas del Mar – Sea Cockroaches – would you eat them?
Strange Local Delicacies: Cucarachas del Mar – would you eat them?
There is a myriad of odd and unrecognizable fare in Mexico that i had never seen or heard of before living here, some less appetising than others. I find a lot of the time when trying new food it is better to try it before asking what it is to avoid immediate rejection!
That could be the case with the recipe i am going to share with you today, Ceviche de Cucarachas del Mar. Ceviche or cebiche is any kind of seafood “cooked” in lime juice and mixed with diced tomato, onion, chili and cilantro – there are many regional variations. Cucarachas del mar are what they sound like, sea cockroaches aka chitons or sea cradles.. would you eat them?
Quick, delicious and healthy, how many more reasons to try this Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza.
This 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 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. (more…)
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 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…)
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! (more…)
Marvellous Mexican Meatballs in Caldillo de Tomate (Tomato Sauce)
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: (more…)
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…)