The Ultimate Winter Fruit Salad

Simplicity, seasonality and saludable, three words that define the ultimate winter salad I put together this past weekend. It all started when my friend gave me four gorgeous pomegranates from her tree. She had so many I kept finding pom sculptures around her house. I happily took them off her hands. The next day I…

Plant-Based Potluck & Platica with Ivy Bravo aka Latina Vegana

If you’re in the Bay Area, join me and Ivy Bravo of Latina Vegana for a plant-based potluck and conversation about our experiences navigating a plant-based lifestyle. We’ll be giving out recipes, advice and introducing topics that highlight the intersections of our experience as food justice advocates and the movement building work we do. When:…

Join the Campaign to Get Milk Out of School Lunches

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with life, kids and lots of good work.  Recently, I joined a small but mighty movement here in San Francisco led by Seed the Commons to get milk out of school lunches and bring awareness to the detrimental affects the dairy industry is having on…

La Morena Cashew Crema

I was inspired to finally make cashew crema which is basically sour cream made from cashews. I used the recipe in Decolonize Your Diet and loved the simplicity of it so much that I started experimenting with creating different flavored cremas using the three base ingredients: cashews, water and limes. To switch it up, I started…

Ensalada de Nopal y Frijoles

Nopal season is spring through late fall so I’ve been trying to get plenty of our favorite ancestral food into our meals. I created this recipe based on what I had available and it came together beautifully. I shared it with some friends and they loved it and went back for seconds, even thirds.  It’s so pretty too…

Tostadas de Ceviche de Coliflor

The absolute best and easiest way to satisfy your ceviche cravings. We combined my bestie’s frijoles fritos with my ceviche and created magic. Yeah, when something is this good it tastes magical. Also, because our kids love being in the kitchen with us, they did most of the work (see that’s magic). Us Mamas just…

Meal Prepping & Margaritas

When food is at the center of your life and you are a meticulous, self-critical Virgo with OCD tendencies, not having time to meal prep for a crazy week is like being thrown into hell doused in gasoline. Ok, I am exaggerating a bit but I really, really dislike not having time to properly prepare…

Daily Cleansing is Good for the Soul

Starting this next post in the last hour of my 38th year around the sun. I’m feeling really good about 39! I think it has a lot to do with my own acceptance and realization of all the great things that come with gliding into the world of mature womanhood. By this age we have learned to…

Our Trip to Colombia

My kids and I just got back from a beautiful two week holiday in Colombia. This was my fourth time visiting and their first. Like any travel, especially with kids, the challenges are part of the adventure – they test us, teach us and when worked through, help us grow as a family. Having already…

Nopales

It’s only been a week or so since I first brought nopales home, a type of cacti native to Mexico and Central America. It has a long history in native food ways and is still used often in traditional Mexican cooking.  It boasts a long list of health benefits that I had known but still had…

Creamy Camote & Coconut Soup

Batata, camote, boniato, papa dulce… There are so many names for the beautiful sweet potato and just as many  health benefits. This tuber is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B6, C and D. Eating them regularly strengthens the immune system, provides anti-stress minerals and boosts collagen production making for healthier skin.  What I love most is that it is…