Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

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Fall is here and it is time to strike up those ovens and start roasting some veggies.  Roasting really brings out the best out of vegetables.  The sweet, nutty goodness is one of a kind.
Roasted cauliflower makes for a great taco filling.  The soft texture of the cauliflower balances a crispy, crunchy fried tortilla to create one delish taco.  Dress the tacos with a little cabbage, salsa and cheese and you have one incredibly flavorful bite. Continue reading

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Veggie Caldo

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Caldo is common among many Latin American countries.  It is one of the simplest things to make and one of the most satisfying.  Although most caldos use meat as the main source of protein this caldo uses beans as a base.  It is a rustic soup often identified by its hunks of meat and large pieces of vegetables.  It can be a bit messy to eat when the ingredients do not even fit on the spoon.  I never understood why everything had to be so big so I cut the vegetables a bit smaller, making this soup very easy to eat. Continue reading

Zucchini Pupusas and Curtido

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As someone who was born and raised in Southern California I know a thing or two about pupusas.  This Salvadorian classic is the gateway of Salvadorian food for most.  Pupusas consist of a thick corn tortilla stuffed with various fillings, including veggies, beans, cheese, and meat, then lightly sautéed on a griddle or hot pan.  Of course it is served next to, what I consider its co-star, curtido- fragrant, pickled cabbage slaw that is nicely used to help cut through the salty, fried goodness that is pupusaland. Continue reading