National Taco Day 2019

National Taco Day 2019

October 4th is National Taco Day, so I am sharing a list of some of my taco-related posts … click on title for more

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Pozole Verde – Green Hominy Soup

Pozole Verde – Green Hominy Soup

There are many regional variations of pozole (hominy soup), depending on the different meats, seasonings and toppings available around the country. In the Mexican state of Guerrero, pozole verde (green hominy soup) is the favourite version. The protein of choice for this recipe is traditionally chicken and, as in the case of other pozoles, all three national colours are still represented by topping with lettuce (green), onion (white) and radishes (red) … click on title for more

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

This post was written inspired by my backyard harvest; although far from perfect (see for example, my previous post), I feel grateful to be able to enjoy products from the fertile soil and my gardening work, and it makes me proud to feature my veggies when I cook. That made me think of Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, created with the same sentiment, to represent the richness and spirit of La Huasteca region, in Mexico …

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

Homemade Wheat Flour tortillas

The history of the wheat tortilla is very interesting, because neither did it originate in Central Mexico, nor was it an adaptation of the corn tortilla, a pre-Hispanic staple from that region. The Northern Mexican states favour wheat tortillas over corn, and each region has its own recipes. Mine is based on my mom's, who was born in the Northern Mexican state of Coahuila … click on title for more

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

Pork Rind in Green Sauce – Chicharrón en salsa verde

In Mexico, it is common to have fried pork rinds just crumbled into a warm corn tortilla, topped with any salsa and enjoyed as a taco; snack size pieces are also served as chips with a bowl of salsa on the side. When there are leftovers from a party or family gathering, it is very convenient to cook them in sauce (sometimes leftover from the party as well), but as a guisado (stewed dish), this Mexican classic is prepared as a staple for any taco bar or burrito line-up … click on title for more