Mexican recipes

Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos, The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martínez. Photography by David Castañeda.

The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martínez.

llustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stews, soups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like mole, enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts.

For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa.

Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking.

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Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl

Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl

Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl, The Healthspan Solution by Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise. Photography by Kelley Schuyler.

Authors and leading plant-based nutrition experts Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise have spent over a decade researching diet and nutrition, analyzing longevity studies, and helping their clients achieve sustainable, lasting health benefits by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet.

In The Healthspan Solution, they share a simple and effective diet that has allowed their clients to lose weight, reverse disease, reduce or eliminate medication use, and achieve optimal health. This accessible and easy-to-follow guide examines the health risks posed by typical Western eating habits and explains how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices can lead to lower blood pressure, healthy weight management, and longer life.

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Baja Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Chipotle Cream

Baja Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Chipotle Cream

Baja Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Chipotle Cream from Wait, That’s Vegan?!, photography by Alex Shytsman.

Wait, that's vegan?Seasoned vegan chef Lisa Dawn Angerame, founder of Lisa’s Project: Vegan, has developed incredibly tasty, shockingly hearty and amazingly accurate vegan versions of all those meat, fish and dairy dishes you still crave. With Lisa’s savvy plant-based meals, eating vegan will never again mean giving up the flavours you love. Recipes include Carrot Lox, Baja Tacos, Crabless Cakes, Lentil Bolognese, Meatless Meatballs, Chickpea Scampi, Crispy Tempeh Bacon BLTs, Eggless Egg Salad, and The Beet Burger.

This mouthwatering collection of recipes will have you whipping up such creamy, decadent and rich meals that you’ll have to stop and ask yourself: Wait, that’s vegan?!

Wait, That’s Vegan?!: Plant-Based Meatballs, Burgers, Steaks and Other Dishes You Thought You’d Never Eat Again! is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.


Baja Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Chipotle Cream

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Baked Chilaquiles

Baked Chilaquiles

Baked Chilaquiles excerpted from Keeping it Simple by Yasmin Fahr. Photography by Patricia Niven.

Keeping it Simple, Yasmin FahrAfter a long day at work, heading home to cook a fussy, complicated meal is the last thing anyone wants to do. Keeping it Simple is the ultimate collection to have on hand for these moments. Featuring over 60 quick and easy, drool-worthy one-pot dinners you can whip up in the time it takes to have a glass of wine (or two, let’s be honest), Yasmin Fahr has got you covered.

Inspired by her column for Serious Eats, One-Pot Wonders, Yasmin sets out to arm readers with sneaky gems and low-key showstoppers that work every time, and a promise that they will learn at least one new move (if not a good few) to up their skills in the kitchen. The ultimate goal is to get dinner on the table quickly, but also to create something truly delicious as a weeknight reward. Why order a takeaway when you can throw together Miso-Ghee Chicken with Roasted Radishes or Rigatoni and Broccoli with Crispy Prosciutto in 20 minutes? And when you can cook it all in one pot, clean-up is a breeze.

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Nachos

Nachos

Nachos, Dining at Dusk, Photography by Daniela Haug.

Dining at DuskAt dusk, as afternoon relaxes into evening and the sun sinks towards the horizon, there is a magic moment. The workday is finally done, and it’s time for food and drinks with friends.

Dining at Dusk follows the golden hour around the globe—from Samoa, where the sun sets first, through Australia, Japan, India, Europe, Morocco and Brazil, to the USA and Mexico—celebrating the evening with Italian cicchetti, Spanish tapas, Greek mezzes, with tacos, yakitori, ceviche and more.

Simple-to-prepare recipes with roots in local culinary and cultural traditions, each paired with the ideal drink and a thoughtfully curated playlist – this is the perfect cookbook for elegant, laid-back gatherings with friends.

Dining at Dusk showcases a range of contemporary cuisine from around the world for this beautiful time of the day: relaxed, simple, comforting inspiration for food that is the ideal accompaniment to a modern lifestyle. (more…)

Ensalada de Frijoles

Ensalada de Frijoles, Made in Mexico: The Cookbook by Danny Mena, Photography by Aaron Adler and Brent Herrig

Ensalada de Frijoles, Made in Mexico: The Cookbook by Danny Mena, Photography by Aaron Adler and Brent Herrig


Made in Mexico mixes recipes inspired by Mexico City street food, local eateries, and multi-starred restaurants, combining regional traditions and global trends. In more than one hundred dishes for breakfast, antojitos or snacks, salads and ceviches, main dishes, and desserts, as well as staples such as salsa roja and tortillas, chef Danny Mena shows American home cooks the depth and diversity of true Mexican cooking in the capital city, with explanations for proper technique and suggestions for ingredient variations.

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Chicken Tinga

Weekday Meals: Chicken Tinga (Tinga de pollo). Photography: Araceli Paz (page 123)

Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table), in his first home-cooking book.

Enrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim—yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa is Mexico City/New York-based Olvera’s ode to the kitchens of his homeland. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Taqueria 

Taqueria is an homage to the best of Mexican cuisine. Across four chapters (Flavour Fiestas; Salsas, Salads & Vegetables, Taqueria and Margaritas & More), it is a crash course in cooking the food of Latin America right. Its emphasis is on taking the building blocks and showing people that, with quality ingredients, attitude and a little application, they can create an authentic, standout feast.

In total, it includes more than 80 recipes, ranging from corn, prawn and bacon tortillas to homemade chorizo and sweet potato quesadillas. As well, the salsas, salads & vegetables chapter recognizes the ever-growing appreciation for plant-based dishes with a 20-plus recipe line-up of envelope-pushing vegetarian dishes (as well as a nod to the near universal love of guacamole in its myriad iterations).

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