Basic Beans

Pinto beans are widely used in traditional Mexican dishes. This basic recipe is simple and delicious served with cornbread (recipe here) or corn tortillas. It also serves as the “base” for other dishes. You can heat and mash them for Frijoles Refritos...

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

This simple but satisfying salad is made with fresh spring peas, mint and lemon. The marinated feta and toasted pine nuts add tangy and earthy flavors. For an additional kick I topped the salad with ground Sumac. If you’ve never used Sumac give it a try. It has...

Black Bean Patties

I usually make these in the summer in traditional “burger form,” served on rolls with all the fixings. Recently the craving hit and I thought why wait? My winter version included a side of guacamole salsa and a mixed green salad. I also served them sans...