NOPALES/NOPALITOS

Cactus pads are so abundant and a staple of Mexican cuisine, I love them! Locally known as Nopales or Nopalitos, they’re on every restaurant menu in Mexico and in everyone’s kitchen, from morning until night! Roasted as whole pads or chopped into strips, and pan-seared, they are incredibly healthy- full of calcium (lots of it!),…

SOPA DE TORTILLA

Sopa de Tortilla , also known as Sopa Azteca, is a Mexican classic. It also happens to be one of my favourite dishes and is the ultimate comfort food- to me 🙂 While traditionally it is made with chicken, chicken broth, crema- and sometimes includes pork rinds, this recipe is obviously vegan and captures similar…

VEGAN JAMAICA

Hi frendz. As promised, here’s a centralized link for eateries and all sorts of spaces/individuals who champion vegan (and vegetarian) foods! Some of these places are physical restaurants, others are delivery or catering services. Please be sure to click on hyperlinks to access their Instagram page (other links provided if an IG is not available)….

CALLALOO “FRITTERS”

I’ve made fried callaloo fritters countless times, but these would fall under a “healthier” category. While they’re still full of flavour, they’re also not oozing of oil. These callaloo fritters are also rich in protein and are gluten-free as I’m using garbanzo (chickpea) flour instead of regular flour 🙂 And most importantly: feel free to…

SHORBAT ADAS (Lentil soup)

This has to be one of my all time favourite soups in THE WORLD! It’s a red lentil soup that is common in the Middle East- my parents would make this frequently, and I have very fond memories of it 🙂 Shorba means “soup” in Arabic, and Adas (pronounced “3adas”) as you may guess means…

PUMPKIN PORRIDGE

OK a few things frendz. 1- I’m not a porridge person… AT ALL. 2- This recipe was accidentally created. Yes, I accidentally made pumpkin porridge. Here’s the thing: when I’m hungry, I love to eat nice flavourful wedges of baked pumpkin (especially the deep orange variety). It’s filling and has a comfort-food side to it….

HORTA (Vlita)

You may have come across “horta” on the menu of a Greek restaurant. Horta is a word for various wild greens that grow in Greece such as dandelions but also amaranth greens, which is none other than callaloo 🙂 If you order horta at the restaurant, you will basically get a large serving of cooked…