As we all know, saving time is always important and I wanted to stop the rut of thumbing through endless cookbooks or Google searches that tend to be quite time consuming. What starts out to be a quick carrot salad search ends up being a daunting task of finding the right recipe and often takes more time than you anticipated, leaving you with too many options, not having all of the ingredients on hand, and even overwhelmed and intimidated
by the “perfect” pictures of the finished recipe. This process usually ends with you being disappointed and unmotivated; now that you sat down to look for a recipe you’re relaxed and all of a sudden what seemed like a great idea turns into: “I really don’t feel like cooking anymore”. Sound familiar? Absolutely, we’ve all done this. I decided to put a stop to that repeated pattern and created this series of simple, easy to follow recipes, with no photos to allow each kitchen to create their own end result without the intimidation of a staged “perfect” looking recipe. This mini series of cookbooks is full of recipes with good old fashion
cooking that will help you to get out of a rut and discover new, mouthwatering recipes with a wide variety of healthy foods and vegetables. It’s time to say goodbye to the same old steamed, roasted or grilled vegetables and say hello to a whole lot more choices and brand new ways to cook your fruits and vegetables. The simplicity of this recipe book series is to give you new choices, spark an old family recipe you’ve once made, and provide you with recipes that are easy to follow and prepare without unnecessary steps. Kind of like the good old days, when recipes past on were simple and easy to make, without steps and nutritional information. But don’t let that scare you. Remember, back in time grandma didn’t have such facts or ways of computing nutritional information, but you do! With the internet, you can use a wide variety of ways to get the nutritional facts if you must; however, most of the recipes are simple and heathy-ish, the way grandma used to pass them down. So have fun,
DISCOVER, CREATE, AND ENJOY THE VARIETY
All of these recipes have been developed, altered or passed down (unless otherwise noted). I love experimenting in my kitchen and creating new, healthy and delicious recipes, but from time-totime
I cook the authentic version: such recipes like my moms perfect carnitas or calabasitas I dare not change or alter. I develop my recipes through good old fashioned trial and error, so regardless if I get it right the first time or NEVER, I make sure to allow myself to learn and make mistakes; after all it’s my kitchen and I put little expectation on myself since I am in it for the long journey of discovering, creating and enjoying the moments! That’s why most of these recipes are easy, with ingredients you can pronounce and find at the grocery store. That said, being Hispanic and staying true to 'authentic', some recipes that have been passed down through the years will offer the 'true' form (deep-frying). I have also offered variations, or multiple recipes for the same type of dishes like corn breads, green beans, carrot salads, etc. so you can decide or change up the same old recipe and vary your cooking. BALANCE is the key: sometimes you just gotta go for it! I will guarantee you one thing - you’ll find an enormous amount of variety and flavors in my recipes to satisfy your pallet.
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