I love soups! Now that we are moving into December and the temperature is cooling down even more, soups are the perfect meal to warm you up. One of my favorites has always been butternut squash soup. Its heavier than a broth, its healthy because its literally pureed squash, and its simply super tasty and delicious!
As Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I am in desperate need for a crisp salad! After stuffing my face with delicious food and leftovers my body was asking for a break. I still had some random ingredients from other Thanksgiving recipes so I decided to make a fall style salad with pumpkin dressing.
For my second November recipe, I thought I would share with you all, the greatest cranberry sauce recipe you’ll ever try! Then I decided to throw it into a sandwich as a sweet yet savory leftover lunch option because you can put that shit on everything! It’s pretty straight forward so let’s get into it…
Mexican food has always been in my top five favorite cuisines. Honestly, I think it’s in everyone’s top five favorites and if not, it should be! Because of Mexico’s proximity to the U.S., there are Mexican restaurants in almost every city of every state. We also have a bunch of “Mexican” chain restaurants booming across the states, but what many don’t realize is that most of these places are extremely americanized.
“Tex Mex” cuisine has the same basic ideas and names as the original Mexican dishes, but caters to what the typical American would actually eat or find more delicious. For example, true Mexican tacos do not have a hard shell, they are actually made with soft corn tortillas. Also, authentic tacos don’t include cheese, lettuce and tomato as toppings, which is how every Southwestern restaurant serves them. Don’t get me wrong, Americanized tacos are a munchies dream! But real deal Mexican tacos are a different type of fresh and amazing!
To start off my Hispanic Heritage month series (ssshhh!…I know I’m over a week late), I decided to begin with a simple favorite: Chicken Quesadilla! Obviously, this title seems like the antithesis of vegan but with a little help from some plant-based substitutes we can easily emulate the deliciousness of a chicken quesadilla. Warm tortilla? Check!…Melted “cheese” that stretches?Check!…Crispy “chicken”? Check!
Although this is totally a basic bitch, Americanized version of a true Mexican quesadilla it is still an easy, guilt-free, and yummy way to get your fix!
As a kid grilled cheese sandwiches were one of my favorite foods. Fast forward a decade or so and nothing has changed! Sometimes I even enjoy adding veggies in there to make it a little more exciting. And what goes better with a grilled cheese sandwich than tomato soup! Dipping your veggie melt in a steamy bowl of tomato soup completes the meal and satisfies your taste buds for that familiar, warm and fuzzy feeling.