Rice, Pasta Dough

Quinoa Pancakes: From The Andes To My Griddle

Quinoa Pancakes: From The Andes To My Griddle

Quinoa pancakes, with whole quinoa seeds, perk up any stay-at-home morning.  With a delicious creamy texture, they have no eggs nor milk and they’re pretty quick and easy to make. Quinoa is a wake-up food, in the sense that it can raise awareness of how […]

9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

I searched my archives and selected these 9 Mexican stay-at-home recipes that are traditional and will be fun to make, all evoking friendship and family. Fideo, barbacoa, nopalitos, and other platos sabrosos, delectable dishes. I hope they will brighten your days.  I did select one […]

Fideo Loco or Fideo, Which Is Your Favorite?

Fideo Loco or Fideo, Which Is Your Favorite?

Fideo Loco and Fideo are both delicious Texas Mexican American traditions, and I’d like your help with research I’m doing about this culinary heritage.  I grew up with fideo and also ate it at cousins’, neighbors’ homes.  I’m looking for other stories and experiences. Did […]

Houston’s BCN Restaurant and Mexican Fideo

Houston’s BCN Restaurant and Mexican Fideo

As a native Texas Mexican, I was delighted to encounter the authentic, iconic, Spanish pasta dish, fideo, on a recent visit to Chef Luis Roger’s BCN restaurant in Houston. I took the first bite and it immediately brought up memories of another authentic, iconic fideo, […]

Arroz Con Almendras – Almond Rice Adds Elegant Crunch

Arroz Con Almendras – Almond Rice Adds Elegant Crunch

Arroz Con Almendras is an almond rice recipe from the Baja California and Sonora region of Mexico. A bit of trivia:  sharks are common to both US California and Mexico Baja California and Sonora.   I serve almond rice with fish dishes. The almond slivers […]

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Buñuelos Bring New Year Happiness: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

When I was growing up, new year’s eve was always festive, exciting.  Amá would celebrate every new year by making buñuelos.  They’re crisp and  light.  I serve them with no-dairy chocolate. I recall having a sense of wonder at how she made ribbons out of […]

Flour Tortillas – Truly Texas Mexican!

Flour Tortillas – Truly Texas Mexican!

In the Texas Mexico region, (central, south Texas and northeastern Mexico) ,wheat flour tortillas are fluffy and pliant. They are all-purpose (AP) wheat flour delicacies, and we switch back and forth between these and corn tortillas, depending on the dish we’re enjoying. We always use […]

Arroz Con Pollo, A Delicious Tradition

Arroz Con Pollo, A Delicious Tradition

A whole chicken, cut up into parts, was what went into arroz con pollo, this iconic dish that is traditional for us Texas Mexicans, Mexicanos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos.  I prefer to call myself a Chicano.  We were also called pochos by some, and “greasers” by […]

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase is a Boricua dish and also a Plato Cubano. I first learned to make fricasé from a Chicano friend in college who learned it from a Puerto Rican classmate.  There are various Cubano and Puertorriqueño versions, but they all have green olives, and […]

Pissaladière, a French onion tart

Pissaladière, a French onion tart

Perfect for Fall, this french onion tart is a must just plain delicious. Though the French lost out to the Spaniards in their efforts of empire-building in Texas, we nonetheless enjoy their lasting influence on our cuisine.  Our traditional wheat roll, bolillo, is French, as […]