Mexican Frittata with Millet Crust

This colorful Mexican-spiced frittata boasts bell peppers, onions, black beans, and tomatoes in a unique golden crust made from millet. Cinco de Mayo was not something I celebrated until I joined my high school’s Spanish club.  Long before that, however, my eating out included heaps of  Tex-Mex food.  Take a look at this map: Each State’s Distinctive Most Cuisine. Oklahoma, where I grew up, ranks … Continue reading Mexican Frittata with Millet Crust

Black Bean Stuffed Avocados {with Vegan Option} | Swirls and Spice

Black Bean Stuffed Avocados

Great for a simple lunch or healthy snack, these stuffed avocados come together swiftly and are loaded with Tex-Mex flavour! Cumin and fresh veggies keep the avocados healthy and super tasty. Avocados are not something I am fond of eating on their own.  But add some texture and Mexican fair and I love them!  Despite my daughter’s recent addiction to garlic salt on her morning … Continue reading Black Bean Stuffed Avocados

Rainbow Tostadas | Swirls and Spice

Rainbow Tostadas

Ever since I spotted a colourful rainbow pizza by the Novice Gardener, I wanted to take that brilliant idea in a Tex-Mex direction.  At first I thought I would make chalupas, but then I found out that chalupas are shaped differently than I thought.  Tostadas are flat, whereas chalupas are traditionally shaped into bowl-like “boats” to hold the fillings. So to create rainbows it seems that, geometrically … Continue reading Rainbow Tostadas

Mexican Egg Drop Soup {Sopa de Huevo y Ajo}

The temperature plummets and Mexican food is what I crave.  Soup is a perfectly simple way to enjoy the vibrant flavours of Mexico.  Although there is not a Mexican restaurant (that I know of) within 100 miles of where I live now, I still have my own cocina in which I can whip up fresh Tex Mex (like this soup, fresh tortillas, or taquitos) any day.  … Continue reading Mexican Egg Drop Soup {Sopa de Huevo y Ajo}

Poinsettia Guacamole Blossoms

Pretty floral guacamole blossoms are great starters for gatherings during the holiday season.  With only three ingredients, they are simple to make.  And the poinsettia flowers can serve as more than a decoration–they can be a conversation starter as well.  Why do we use poinsettias as Christmas decorations?  Have you heard of the legend of the poinsettia?  Did the legend precede the tradition, or vice … Continue reading Poinsettia Guacamole Blossoms