a close up 3 vegan sopes filled with beans, walnut meat, avocado salsa on a colorful talavera plate and yellow napkin underneath

These vegan sopes or sopes de nogada are topped with a walnut “meat”, refried mayocoba beans, tomatillo avocado salsa, queso fresco, and cilantro. They are meant to be eaten with your hands so you can bask in the glorious messiness of eating yet another variation of Mexico’s love affair with corn. La Vida Verde This […]


Vegan rosca de reyes on a pink back ground with a piece set in front of it on a plate.
Here is the best vegan marranito (Mexican piggy cookies) recipe ever. They are infused with piloncillo, star anise, clove, and cinnamon.

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Mole negro enmoladas on a talavera plate and a bright orange tablecloth with flowers behind it.
Strawberry frose margarita in a salt rimmed margarita glass decorated with a lime slice



This road trip to Napa has created so many sweet memories for our family. Dinner at the French Laundry, wineries, a dinner with friends.
Lunch at Chez Panisse, the food was simple, unpretentious, and well executed, oh, and did I mention delicious.