I usually joke about American Mexican restaurants. Most of their menus offer a smattering of different options – all with some variation of bread, cheese, and meat. If you’re lucky, fajitas include more veggies than simply peppers and onions.
Mexican Vegan Diet for Beginners: Delicious, Soul-Satisfying Vegan Recipes
Sam Kuma’s book, Mexican Vegan Diet for Beginners, challenges the notion that Mexican food is necessarily meat and cheese laden. Not a single recipe calls for meat – or cheese. Since I’m no expert on Mexican cooking, I’m not prepared to proclaim these recipes authentic Mexican cuisine, but I can vouch that they do incorporate a Mexican flair.
This book is perfect for beginning cooks and people transitioning to a plant-based diet. I do wish the book had a photo or two showing the finished recipe. However, the recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are easy to find. And the recipes are yummy.
You won’t find complicated recipes. It’s for beginners. But these recipes come together quickly for a weeknight meal that makes even a moderately skilled cook proud.
Modifications I Made to the Mexican Breakfast Burritos Recipe
First significant change: I served these Mexican Breakfast Burritos for dinner. Gulp! Breakfast for dinner? Sure. We do it sometimes, but I didn’t see any reason why this needed to be a breakfast dish.
The author called for jalapeno peppers. The grocery store had mixed up the locations of the poblanos and jalapenos. David didn’t know the difference and grabbed the poblano instead. Honestly, I prefer green poblano anyway. These mild peppers lend a pleasing, smoky flavor. Green poblanos are less spicy than red ones. Choose accordingly.
Also, Sam Kuma includes garlic and cilantro as optional ingredients. To me, they make the avocado creme sauce! Many people do not enjoy cilantro, but it’s one of my favorite flavors. I’m even prone to mix it up in plain greek yogurt in my Cilantro Lime Parfait!
Thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy of his book, Mexican Vegan Diet for Beginners, in exchange for an honest review.
We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.
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