PILATES and lifestyle w/ and emphasis on food and DRINK

Cactus & Beans

Frijoles Para Vigilia, Lenten beans from the cookbook El Novísimo Arte de Cocina (Newest Art of Cooking), 1831. A dish commonly served for Lent in Mexico. The beans can be a puree to cover eggs on a crouton or served as a soup with an egg and crouton on top. I went for the soup. It was so simple and full of so much flavor thanks to the cinnamon, peppercorns, oregano and thyme added to the beans.

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Then came the Ensalada De Nopalitos Estilo San Pancho, Nopal Salad (San Pancho Style) from Michoacán. I wasn’t lazy this time around when it came to buying the cactus leaves. Instead of buying de-thorned, pre-cut cactus, I went all in a bought the thing whole. I ran a knife across to get the spikes out and cut it my self. This reminded me more of a relish or pico de gallo with cactus. The cactus had to be cooked first, then marinated in all the ingredients. I stuffed it in a taco first and also added it to the bean soup. Both ways worked well.

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