Layered Bean Tamales – A Traditional End-of-the-Harvest Feast

Layered Bean Tamales – A Traditional End-of-the-Harvest Feast

The bean tamales pictured at the top of the post, put together as layered rolls, and steamed, wrapped in corn husks, are a traditional foodstuff to share at the end of the corn harvest in several farming regions of Central and Southern Mexico, from Tonatico and Tlahuac, to the state of Oaxaca ... click on title for more

Huevos motuleños  – Weekend Brunch at Home

Huevos motuleños  – Weekend Brunch at Home

As a follow up to my previous two posts, featuring Yucatan Style Longaniza and Cochinita Pibil, this is one more recipe from the Mexican state of Yucatan: Huevos Motuleños.  Huevos means eggs, and Motuleños means "from Motul", a small city and a municipality in the Mexican state of Yucatan ... click on title for more

Coahuila Style Homemade Chorizo (with Vegan Option)

Coahuila Style Homemade Chorizo (with Vegan Option)

In Spain, chorizo is usually a fermented, cured, and smoked pork sausage, which may be sliced and eaten without cooking, traditionally seasoned with paprika and a blend of other spices.  Mexican chorizos are mostly fresh, or partially cured, and need to be cooked before eating. For Northern Mexico recipes, and most specifically for those from the state of Coahuila, the defining seasonings are ancho peppers and cumin; my mom used them as the basis for her chorizo recipe, and always kept it lean by omitting lard from the ingredient list.  I am following all her teachings for this recipe, and by omitting the lard, I was also able to develop a vegan option ... click on title for more

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte IV

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte IV

Mi mamá hubiera cumplido 93 años este mes; el año pasado, un poco después de su muerte, compartí algunas historias y recetas de su infancia en el pueblito minero de Agujita, en el estado de Coahuila, México.  Para continuar celebrando su vida en este el mes de su cumpleaños, quisiera compartir otra historia y receta ... click on title for more