Gorditas is similar to a mexican quesadilla. The tortilla is thicker so you are able to separate the top from the bottom and you fill it with what ever you have in mind. Very similar to a pita bread shape but much smaller and different texture, it is a tortilla. I found these tortillas that are a little bit thicker, but not as thick as a gordita. I went ahead and treat them as if they were. they were so good and even better since I could reduce the carb intake! I pair them with a green simple salad and they were so comfortably warm. I really enjoy them, I like having something warm in my meals, a cold salad won’t get me satisfied. This time I filled them with some rosted chicken and cheese.
Have you seen an artichoke flower fully bloomed? I’ve been saving this post so I can show you how beautiful an artichoke flower is. I harvested some artichokes from my backyard and I left one so it could bloom and I could admire such a beauty. I documented on pictures how it was changing. It actually took 3 weeks from the first picture you see to the last one I took. So Admire this amazing flower in its blooming stages.
Talking about food, in this case artichokes, I prepared hearts of artichokes with a mexican twist. Artichoke is low in calories, rich in fiber and antioxidants, minerals, and helps lower cholesterol. I am so glad I grow this beauty in my backyard. And I gave myself this flower as a gift for my 100 post!! Can’t believe it I have enjoyed blogging so much!!
I’ve mentioned that I have some plants in my backyard. Among them, I have some lemongrass. I use it to infuse water or make tea, which by the way it is very good for an upset stomach. This time I decided to use it in my main dish, a stir fry. I combined it with ginger and the flavour came trough nicely. I paired it with some brown rice that I cooked with garlic and cilantro. If you are following a low carb diet you can omit the rice and add more veggies and you will end up very satisfied. It is delicious as is, but you can be creative adding different kind of vegetables or switch red meat for chicken. Enjoy!
This morning I just needed something sweet for breakfast. These pancakes came out amazingly good and filled up my sweet tooth with out going over the board with sugar and without adding any artificial sweeteners either. So they were very satisfying. Enjoy!
Love mangos, and as a good mexican, love salsa too. So this Mango salsa combines the two in a perfect way, sweet, salty, spicy. As I walk into the grocery store and I see the pile of mangos calling me, I think how many things I can prepare with them. This time I decided to go with the salsa. I topped my shrimp tacos with it and I also top my fish with it the next da. Let me tell you, the next day was even better as all the flavors blended longer. The very little that wast left, I pour it over my simple salad, and was delicious too.
I remember when I was a little girl coming home from school and finding out my mom had cooked this dish that I absolutely enjoy. It’s been a long time since I had it, and I just follow my instincts to make up this recipe. It was delicious! And brought me many very nice memories about having lunch with my family.
I remember my mom picking my little sister and I from school, stopping by the tortilleria (they barely exist anymore, you can buy them at the grocery store now). And just couldn’t wait to get home to have a rolled freshly made tortilla with butter. Then waiting for my father to come home and have lunch all together. As soon as my father came home, we all sat at our round table and just as my mother serve us all some lemonade to star eating, my little sister would spill it all over the table. My mother had to clean up the mess and we were still waiting to eat our delicious meal. Finally it was time to enjoy what my mother had prepared. I laugh now, but at the time I remember being frustrated to wait so long to have my meal just waiting and running all around the kitchen waiting for my father to come from the office. And this was our every day story.
Ceviche is a mexican dish very common of the coast. You can make it with any kind of fish or seafood. The fish/seafood is cooked in lime juice, but I prepare it with fully cooked shrimp. It is very refreshing as it is served cold. Perfect for a hot summer day! I love it, it is so light and flavorful. Very easy to make, just let it time to marinade and the flavors combine.
It makes a great appetizer or main dish. Serve it with come crackers or corn tostadas; over avocado, the creaminess of the avocado pairs excellent with the bold flavors.
This is a salad that is perfect for this spring days. Very refreshing! Panela is a white, light, fresh cow’s milk cheese. Combined with tomatillos, cilantro and lime juice becomes a delightful salad or a great appetizer. Serve it over corn tortilla chips and top it with salted yogurt.
How about this delicious breakfast!! This is a healthy loaded potato. Swap the regular potato for a sweet potato, which have fewer calories and more fiber. Then prepare some scramble eggs with spinach and there you go! You have a healthy topping. This is so good! The sweetness of the potato, the bitterness of the spinach, saltines of the egg and I added a little bit of this awesome hot chilli sauce that my son brought me from Hatch (great place well known for growing beautiful tasty chillies)! You have an explosion of great flavors in your mouth! Just Delicious!