Recipes from Mujeres de Maiz: Ancestors Comidas & Healthy Food Ways Workshops


As part of their month of events, Mujeres de Maiz along with the South Central Farm Community Center and Decolonial Food for Thought presented: “Re-membering Our Ancestors Comidas & Ways of Healing The Brown Body,” a 2 day presentation, discussion, ceremony and food preparation workshop led by Claudia Serrato of “Decolonial food for Thought.

  

 Pix by Joel Garcia & Felicia Montes

I contributed and offered my knowledge of plant based diets and superfoods; shared my recipes ; and spoke about the exploitation of animals, factory workers & farm workers in our food industry. It was an amazing event, and despite the rain it had a great turn out. Here are my recipes! Enjoy!! :)

Healthy Nachos: (feeds 2-4 people) (inspiration from Chef AJ’s book Unprocessed)


Ingredients:

- 1 bag of Corn tortillas

(e.g. yellow corn, organic,

Nopaltillas, blue corn etc)

-1.5 cups home cooked beans

or 1-2 cans Unsalted can beans (e.g.

black, pinto, kidney, mung etc)

-1cup red or white quinoa if not

available may

also use brown rice

-Water for cooking quinoa & beans

- 2-3 fresh yellow corn husks or

1.5cups of frozen corn

- 3 large avocados or 5 small avocados

- ½ cup of hemp seeds

- ½-1 large chopped onion

- 2 tablespoons of ground flax

- 1-2 large chopped tomato

- 1 cup of chopped cilantro

- 1-2 chopped jalapenos (or to taste)

-2-3 chopped garlic pieces

-chopped Lettuce or your favorite greens

-Pepper

-Cayenne Pepper(optional)

-Onion powder(optional)

- Lemon to taste

1)Cut the tortillas in 4, lay on baking sheet (do not over lap as they will stick together) & lightly spray with water, bake for 10mins at 375, Sprinkle with herbs or no-salt seasoning (e.g. cayenne pepper, onion powder, basil, kelp seasoning,etc) turn them over spray again & bake for another 10mins. Remove from oven & allow time to cool

2) If using can beans rinse lightly and boil for a few minutes in only water,

3) Cook 1 cup of rice or quinoa in 2 cups of water. The quinoa only takes about 15minutes to cook. (may add some herbs if desired)

4) With a knife cut corn from husks. May use them raw or may boil in water for a few minutes. If using frozen corn boil for a few minutes to soften corn.

5) Scoop out the avocados (lightly mash to achieve your desired consistency), add the chopped onion, hemp seeds, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeno(s), chopped garlic, 2 table spoons of ground flax, squeeze desired amount of lemon and mix together. Season with pepper & onion powder (optional) to taste.

6) Assemble your nachos in any order desired. I like to have tortillas, corn, beans, quinoa/rice , guacamole & top with the chopped lettuce & my favorite fresh salsa (not in recipe)

*If it is too bland as you aren’t used to cooking without salt, you may add salt at the END. That prevents you from cooking with too much salt.

*Kelp seasoning is a good substitute for table salt.

 

 


Enfrijoladas stuffed with veggie fajitas: (make as many as needed… this recipe is for about 3 people)

 

Ingredients:

-1 bag of Corn Tortillas

- 1.5 cups of Refried beans (home cooked are best)

-1 yellow bell pepper,  sliced for fajitas

-1 large green bell pepper, sliced for fajitas

-1 large  red bell pepper, sliced for fajitas

-1 large  onion, sliced for fajitas

-3 pieces of chopped garlic

-2 cups of chopped mushrooms

(may sub your favorite type)

- ½ cup of chopped cilantro

-Date Syrup or Agave Nectar

-Your own favorite Fresh salsa

-Chopped lettuce or spinach

-2 sliced Jalapenos (optional)

-Lemon

1) In a pan add 2 tablespoons of water and add the onion & garlic, Cook for a few minutes, then add all of the bell pepper & mushrooms (jalapenos may be added at this point as well) Continue to add tablespoons of water to keep the food from sticking or burning. After they’ve been well cooked add 1table spoon of Date Syrup or Agave and lemon juice to taste. Mix together. May add pepper or turmeric for more taste.

2) In a separate pan heat up your refried beans

3)In your comal heat up your tortillas. Don’t let them overheat

4) Dip your tortilla into the refried beans and allow them to sit for a few seconds to soak up the beans. Then place on a plate & stuff with your fajitas & chopped cilantro. Repeat.

5) Top with extra beans, your favorite salsa & chopped greens like lettuce or spinach

ENJOY!!

* If you wish to keep your veggies raw simply chop them up like fajitas and stuff your tortillas

 

(Sorry forgot to take a pic of my Nopales!!)

 

Nopal Salad: (my mom’s recipe, Hilda Gonzalez)

- 1 Bag of nopales already chopped into small pieces

- 2 Large Tomatoes

- 1 Bunch of Cilantro

- 1/2 large onion

- 1 chopped large jalapeno (optional)

- 2 large Limons

- No salt seasonings (optional)

 

1) Rinse the nopales

2) Put them in a pot & bring them to a boil

3)Chop up the tomato, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno

4) Allow the nopales to cool

5) Mix all ingredients in a large bowl

6) Squeeze the lemons over the salad

7) Add your favorite seasonings or salt to taste

Eat with Homebaked chips & salsa!

 

 

*Have fun cooking!!

*Experiment with flavors!!

*Make up your own recipes!!

*Browse the internet for lots of ideas

*Challenge yourself to veganize your favorite dish!!

*Avoid being angry when you eat, you’ll enjoy your food more when you’re happy!!

*If you feel it’s too difficult HIT ME UP!!! I’ll help you!

BUEN PROVECHO!!!

 

    *Have fun cooking!!

  *Experiment with flavors!!

     *Make up your own recipes!!

       *Browse the internet for lots of ideas

          *Challenge yourself to veganize your favorite dish!!

        *Avoid being angry when you eat, you’ll enjoy your food more when you’re happy!!

         *If you feel it’s too difficult HIT ME UP!!! I’ll help you!

      BUEN PROVECHO!!!

-PEACE & NRGY 

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