Tag: beans

Holiday Tamalada:  Chile Ancho Bean Tamales

Holiday Tamalada: Chile Ancho Bean Tamales

A holiday tamalada is a  community, family event where everyone chips in to make a few tamales for the holidays, just a few, about 50 or 60 dozen.  It’s always fun to make bean tamales over a weekend and invite family and friends to your […]

Cooking Workshop: Gorditas, Memories, Ethics

Cooking Workshop: Gorditas, Memories, Ethics

In Chicago I presented a  slide show about how cooking is memory, relationship and ethics.  I also conducted a cooking workshop to demonstrate how to make gorditas, working  with dried chiles, cactus, corn masa, and pinto beans. No lard, thank you. It was a 4-hour […]

Tamales De Frijol, Texas Mexican Bean Tamales

Tamales De Frijol, Texas Mexican Bean Tamales

Hello, fellow Vegans, welcome to traditional vegan cuisine, an oft-overlooked dimension of Texas Mexican cuisine.  These bean tamales are in every Mexican American home in Texas.  Well I can’t make such an absolute statement, but I can say that  they were definitely in my home […]

Chalupas, Interactive Party Food

Chalupas, Interactive Party Food

Chalupas are made even more delicious when you can compose them yourself, satisfying your taste urges and personal preferences. You deserve to get what you want, so interact with the ingredients, live it up!  Caveat: refried beans always form the bottom layer of the chalupa. […]