Category Archives: South of the Border

Meso-American Chocolate Beverage

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, savory, vegetarian, vegan, keto.   This one may well be an acquired taste.  Simply:  be forewarned!  This is New World Aztec, Mayan, or Meso-American. The various pre-Columbian tribes and nations that occupied current-day Mexico … Continue reading

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Pork Shoulder Roast with Pumpkin, Peppers, and Onion

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, grain free, Whole30, Paleo. This recipe is Mexican-influenced, using Guajillo peppers and optional Arbol peppers.  And, except for the onions, all the ingredients here are New World in origin.   That whole shoulder end of the porker … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Vegan: Beans, Squash and Arbol Chilis

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.   For this recipe, and for the turkey tomato tamales, my goal was to make them with pre-Columbian New World ingredients (but using modern methods and modern developments of such ingredients).    There … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Turkey & Tomato

Contains:  Nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Gluten-free, inspired by New World meals and ingredients.  The original goal for the tamales was to make them for Columbus Day, using only ingredients (though not equipment or techniques) available somewhere in the New World … Continue reading

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Menudo Soup (A Mexican Tripe Dish)

Contains:  Offal, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, wheat free, Whole30, paleo.  Halloween is on the horizon, as is the Mexican Day of the Dead – so, why not make Menudo? Of course if you add optional hominy or corn, this will no … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Tex Mex Chili, Plus a Dry Spice Blend

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, also dairy free and vegan, depending on toppings.  Great for all-week dining. I attended a potluck with five other women on Saturday.  It was a warm afternoon, and we enjoyed what was likely to be … Continue reading

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Braised Mexican Pork Loin Rib Roast

Contains:  Nightshades, legumes.  Is:  Gluten-free, mildly spicy. Haven’t done anything Mexican recently, so I got inspired to go check out a Mexican goat recipe – and there really is such a thing, done as a stew.  However, this is a … Continue reading

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Soft Corn Tacos with Scallions, Pepper Jack, Avocado, Microgreens

Contains:  Dairy.  Is: Vegetarian, gluten-free, quick and easy. Well, earlier today I posted an omnivore taco, and now I am making a vegetarian one.  Photos here are more step by step (probably because I was less hungry, ya’think???) As always, … Continue reading

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Soft Corn Tacos with Ground Bison, Pepper Jack, Ramps, and Microgreens

Contains:  Dairy, nightshades (seasoning).  Is: Gluten-free, quick and easy.   What is rather sad on a small-scale level these days (considering there are a lot of much  larger-scale sadnesses going on) is that at taco bars the cheese to sprinkle … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo: Tex-Mex Style Vegetarian, Grain-Free Stuffed Peppers (feat. Black Beans)

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades, dairy.  Is:  Vegetarian, gluten-free, grain-free.   Yes, my stuffing of choice is based around legumes, specifically black beans.  Which are my favorite “hard” legume of all. For a bean challenge at CookingBites, I have decided to make … Continue reading

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