Mexican Flan

If you’ve ever enjoyed a French crème caramel, Spanish crema volteada or Portuguese pudim flan, you will adore Mexican flan, a superbly rich and silky version of the classic caramel custard dessert. This recipe hails from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, in which she shares traditional home-style recipes and memories from Mexico. Read our ... Read more »

Tostadas De Pollo | Mexican Chicken Tostadas

Tostadas De Pollo

This simple recipe is from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, a book full of traditional home-style recipes from Mexico. With Mexican ingredients and products such as tostadas and refried beans  now easier to find in the UK, especially from specialist online groceries, this is a quick and simple meal to make at home. Read our full ... Read more »

The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martínez

The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martínez

Mely Martínez describes this book as traditional home-style recipes that capture the flavours and memories of Mexico, and the delicately punchy red and gold frontispiece and cover do give that feel. The author starts with a warm and engaging introduction to herself, her life and her love of food, explaining how The Mexican Home Kitchen ... Read more »

Shakshuka Boats | Tomato & Red Pepper Baked Eggs in Tortilla Cups

Shakshuka Boats on Kavey Eats

My first thought on seeing these new bite-size versions of Old El Paso’s Stand ‘N’ Stuff tortillas was to bake eggs in them, with a rich tomato sauce bubbling underneath. Given Old El Paso’s Mexican flavours, such an idea might put you in mind of huevos rancheros – fried eggs laid onto round corn tortillas ... Read more »

Squid with Three Chiles

Squid with chiles

This quick and simple dish of squid fried with garlic and chillies is from Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte in which author Margarita Carrillo Arronte shares the culture, geography, agriculture and cuisine of Mexico through over 700 recipes. The key flavours in this dish come from the three types of chillies used – ... Read more »

Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Mexico boasts a culinary history dating back 9000 years, its cuisine celebrated around the world for its punchy flavours, vibrant colours and use of fresh, nutritious ingredients. Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte leads you on a mouth-watering voyage of discovery through Mexico’s regional cuisines. As bright as the cuisine it celebrates, this monumental tome ... Read more »

Chipotle Mexican Grill, London

In just 20 years, American restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has grown from a single store in Denver, Colorado to a cross-country and international chain of over 1500 stores. Founder and CEO Steve Ells spent some time in San Francisco (working at the highly respected Stars restaurant), during which he came to love the little ... Read more »

Thermomix Review: Guacamole

I’ve already posted about the results of my first trials of the Thermomix I’ve been loaned for a couple of months, in this post about basil tagliatelle and ragu bolognese. Another of the recipes I tried, looking for those where the varied functions of the Thermomix would clearly save me time and effort, was their ‘Fast ... Read more »