Monday, May 14th, 2012

Confessions Of A Frijol Coffee Beaner Convert (Recipe Included)

By Eres Nerd, NewsTaco I wasn’t a coffee beaner until college.  When studying, I needed more hours in the day. Beans made the day stretch farther, made me study harder. They gave me the energy to make the As.  The college essentials were books, plumas, notepads,  Alice in Chains’ Dirt, and coffee beans.  As I began

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Stuffed Plantain Croquettes

One of the dishes I remember the most from my childhood, are the so called “rollitos de plátano” (plantain rolls) my mom used to cook on a no-meat day. Everybody loved them, except for me. Why? No...

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Easy Lentil Salad

By Aurora Ibarra Eating healthy doesn’t get any easier, cheaper or tastier than this easy lentil salad. This lentil salad is your ultimate power lunch! Protein-packed lentils, sweet roasted red bell peppers, spicy shallots, fresh basil leaves,...

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Tlacoyos, Or Corn Empanadas

By Melissa Pitts Just in time for football season tlacoyos are fun little football shaped fried flattened empanadas filled with beans (and cheese). I had never heard of them until a short while ago and decided to...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

How Cow Brains, My Love Of Food Helped Me Find “The One”

I love food to a ludicrous degree. I think this may because I grew up poor and was raised to truly respect it. Sometimes I eat things so delicious that I nearly cry.  Last week, I had...

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Easy Black Bean Tostadas

By Aurora Ibarra Black beans should be an important part of a healthy vegetarian diet (even if you’re not a vegetarian they are still good for you!). They have a surprising mix of high fiber and protein...

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Frijoles A La Charra

By Melissa Pitts An oldie but a goodie. This recipe is a classic- no bells and whistles, just good ingredients blended perfectly to make this staple side. This is a regular in households throughout Latin America, in...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Machacado Con Huevo

While I am no fan of eggs I’ll admit, I am alone in my house in those feelings. This dish is the easiest ( and I’m told tastiest) meal. It’s dirt cheap, can be eaten for breakfast...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Learning To Clean The Beans: A Latino Rite Of Passage

I remember being a little girl on my tip toes peeking over to see what my mom was doing, making very methodical sounds, looking very concentrated, staring over a pile of beans on the kitchen counter and...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Sopes: A Step By Step Process

By Melissa Pitts and Abigail Garcia Sopes are like raised tortilla patties filled with basically whatever you please. Because they be can stuffed with your choice of filling, they please vegetarians and meat eaters alike. We did...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tejano Food Can Be Healthy, Too

By Richard G. Santos Many years ago, as a college student to be exact, I developed an ulcer. The doctor placed me on a special diet that I immediately questioned. My concern was that the prescribed diet...

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Medicaid, Child Labor, Border Fence Y Más

GOP Cuts To Medicaid Would Devastate Latino Families, Kids How To Become A Latino Marketing Dynamo 5 Reasons To Reconsider Child Labor Arizona Border Fence Too Tragic To Be Serious What Makes These Beans Taste So Good...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

What Makes These Beans Taste So Good? It’s The Lead

You know, and I know, that there’s nothing quite as yummy as beans cooked in a jarro, or earthen pottery. I think we both know, also, that it’s because of the lead. You know, that silver stuff...

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Mom’s Classic Black Beans – 3 Ways

By Melissa Pitts Black beans are the ultimate comfort food for me–and for my family. After leaving Guatemala in the 1980s these beans were always in our fridge growing up and served as a constant reminder of...

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