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Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

Yummy chile-spiced pinto beans rolled into soft tortillas, baked until good and crispy, and served with the easiest 2-ingredient guacamole you’ll ever meet—you are going to fall in love with these vegetarian baked taquito flautas with simple guacamole.

Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

Taquitos flautas? Are you wondering why I gave this recipe two names that basically mean the same thing? Right, the distinction is subtle. And confusing, in that the differences dissolve depending on where you are in Mexico. Or Texas. Or California.

Generally, taquitos are skinny fried tacos made with corn tortillas. Flautas, on the other hand are usually filled and fried flour tortillas, long and slim, like musical flutes. Flautas–Spanish for flutes—love that image! Continue Reading…

Golden Beets with Black Beans and Dried Cherries

Earthy smoky black beans simmered with dried cherries, together with golden roasted beets, sautéed greens, and tender nutty brown rice, make for a bright colorful flavorful feast— golden beets with black beans.

black beans and golden beets in bowl with wooden spoon on blue background

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Brown Rice Pilaf with Bitter Greens, Olives, and Orange

Nutty toasty brown rice and pungent peppery greens—love them both! Take juicy sweet-tart citrus, assertive salty green olives, and crunchy roasted peanuts and mix them in for this flavor-forward brown rice pilaf with bitter greens, olives, and orange, a nutritious dish I find hard to resist.

Brown Rice Pilaf with Bitter Greens, Olives, and Orange

Like beer and coffee, bitter pungent greens are an acquired taste. I mean, when you were 9 years old, did you appreciate them? For me, bitter greens were bad news. I didn’t care if they were vitamin-rich good for me. Where along the line of growing up do we learn to savor leafy vegetables like mustard greens?

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Spicy Sweet Potato Tacos with Arugula and Avocado Crema

Soft corn tortillas filled with chile-sauced sweet potatoes, arugula, goat cheese, and tangy avocado crema. Sweet, salty, bitter, smoky, and spicy, these spicy sweet potato tacos are gently seasoned with rich mole flavor!

closeup of tacos in holder and bowl of with avocado crema

The tender chunks of roasted sweet potato are tossed in a spicy brick-red chile sauce, either chile chocolate mole or red enchilada sauce or you can simply toss the potatoes with chili powder and other Mexican spices before roasting.

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Homemade Chile Chocolate Mole Sauce

Homemade chile chocolate mole is a lively balance of sweet and savory elements–dark earthy chiles and roasted nuts, aromatic spice, and the famous pinch of chocolate–a traditional mole (mo-lay), made simpler. This is a rich, totally approachable mole recipe made with healthy ingredients that you can put together in a little over an hour!

Homemade Chile Chocolate Mole

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Homemade chile chocolate mole is:

  • Dried whole chiles
  • Creamy roasted almond butter and peanut butter
  • Ground cinnamon, coriander, and cloves
  • Avocado oil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Maple syrup
  • Apple juice
  • Good-quality chocolate (affiliate link)

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