Category Archives: Mexican Food

Breakfast Soup

OK, the fact that I haven’t posted in MONTHS and feel the sudden urge to post about this particular subject probably says something about me. Not sure what that something is. Maybe thaaaat…when I get hung up on a food craving, I can think of nothing else…? Maybe that’s it.

This particular craving: Soup. I wanted soup when I went to bed last night and then woke up wanting the exact same thing. But soup in the morning? Breakfast soup? Holy smokes…does that magical sounding menu item actually exist? Well, not on any online-menu I could find that delivers to my apartment. Cause God knows I’m not about to leave my big comfy couch right now. Sooo I just ended up waiting a couple hours and ordering LUNCH soup, not breakfast soup. Spicy Shrimp soup, to be exact. It’s on its way now.

While I’m waiting for the soup delivery, (which actually means my awesome boyfriend running out and picking it up for me) Google and I have found some ACTUAL BREAKFAST SOUP RECIPES. Yes. They exist. Drumroll please.

Apple Spice Breakfast Soup

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Chilled Blueberry Soup

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Congee (Chinese Breakfast Soup)

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 Bacon-and-Egg Soup

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Mexican Poached Eggs (Mexi B-fast Soup)

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Finnish Fruit Soup

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If you were wondering, I used the word “soup” fifteen times in this post. Make that sixteen. World record? I think it just might be.

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I hate packing with every fiber of my being. That is why I’m posting this. Procrastination via obnoxious, Texas pride blog postin’. Tejas and all of it’s calorie-packing goodness awaits me in less than 12 hours. Yee-freakin-haw ya’ll.

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Texas Sheetcake TEXAS Sheet Cake

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Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla

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Texas Margaritas

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Tx tattoos

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Texas My Texas

Fiesta en mi Boca

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Let me just say, I’m a big veggie fan- I really am. I am, however, very leery of veggies taking the place of meat on my plate. Take tacos, for example. Normally my motto is: “No meat? Must taste like feet.” Ok, that’s an exaggeration. I’ve never said that in my life. But you get the idea. I like meat. So you really have to have some hearty substitutes if you’re going to trick me into eating meatless tacos.  That said, try these- they’re good stuff. And they don’t taste like feet.

This recipe is straight out of Kim Barnouin’s Skinny Bitch Everyday Ultimate Cookbook. I definitely recommend this book especially if you’re looking for some fun, veggie dishes. You can snag this baby for less than 20 bucks on Amazon.

P.S I’m a HUGE condiment fan- I’ve gotta  have a whole lotta’ textures and temperatures going on in my dishes. So of course I dolled these guys up good before I ate them. (jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, a few squirts of lime, a dollop of sour cream. OK, maybe a few dollops…)

Black Bean and Yam Tacos


Ingredients

2 tbs grapeseed oil
1 large garnet yam, peeled and cubed
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp dried Mexican oregano
1 (15-ounce/430g) can black beans,
drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 whole wheat or sprouted tortillas
1 avocado, sliced, for garnish


Directions

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the yam and sauté until almost soft. Add the green pepper, garlic, cumin, chili powder, coriander, and oregano. Sauté 3 minutes. Stir in the beans and tomato and cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Warm the tortillas in a small skillet and then place on plate. Spread the yam/bean mixture on tortillas, and garnish with avocado.

Srv: 1 Taco, Cal: 380, Fat:17g, Sat Fat: 1.5g, Col: 0mg,
Carb: 51g, Fib: 11g, Pro: 11g

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Sweet, Sweet Mexican Goodness

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When I lived in Houston, Paul and I would often go to El Canino farmers market in the Heights area. Passing by all the fruit, snatching a few samples and then making our way to the back lot where all the tacos trucks were camped out.  Some of the most delicious freakin’ tacos I’ve ever had- washed down with a Mexican Coca. Doesn’t get much better than that! But wait- it totally does! Right across the street is a not-so-little Mexican bakery called El Bolillo. If you live in Houston- or within 50 miles of Houston, you would be nutso not to swing by this beautiful panadería. Rows and rows of the freshest sweet breads, cupcakes, cookies, rolls, toritillas- a carboholic’s heaven on earth. Go. Now. Don’t walk. Run!

Since relocating to LA, I haven’t had the opportunity to hit many local bakeries, but I DO often walk to the corner market, Jon’s. Recently, I’ve come to find that Jon’s get’s a delivery from a local Mexican bakery every day and THUS, I now have close access to some delicious pan dulce- what you see pictured above. And at 2 for 78¢, I’m definitely not breaking the bank with my sweet tooth. And don’t get me started on those neon cookies. The texture is like nothing else- like biting into a chewy, cookie cloud.

I am DYING to try and bake my own sweet bread but haven’t quite found the time. I came across this recipe from allrecipes.com  that seems to have pretty great reviews: Conchas(Mexican Sweet Bread)  If you try it before I get a chance, let me now how it goes! I’ll post as soon as I find the time to skip a walk to the corner market and make my own sweets. ¡Dulces sueños!

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