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Category Archives: Spanish & Mexican

Fava Bean & Saffron Soup

While fresh fava beans are great in the springtime, they can be hard to find and require a lot of labor in peeling each individual bean. Having neither the time, nor the inclination to do so, dried fava beans are a great alternative that can be enjoyed year round. While searching for ways to use

Black Bean Empanada- Galician Style

There are core combinations of ingredients in every cuisine that are constantly repeated in recipe over recipe. In Spanish cuisine, one such combination is bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and garlic. This combination cooked in olive oil is known as a “sofrito.” It is the foundation for

Fresh Corn Tortillas with Spicy Blackbeans

From hole in the wall places to upscale restaurants, the Mexican cuisine in Texas (“Tex-Mex”) can’t be beat. We lived there for many years and really enjoyed this amazing cuisine. My favorite restaurants in Dallas for Tex-Mex if you are ever there- Via Real and Blue Mesa. Here

Black Bean Salsa & Plantain Chips

When we lived in Dallas many years ago, we loved going to a Brazilian restaurant in the Knox-Henderson area called the Samba Room. They had some great vegetarian dishes using root vegetables, plantains, coconuts and beans. The spices they used a lot are ones I am familiar with from Indian