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Alejandra Graf

Fill ‘Er Up: Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

This recipe, a quinoa salad stuffed poblano chile, is probably the best representation of the food we eat home: 100 percent plant based diet with a Latin flavor profile. 


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Latin Wedding Soup (Sort of): Cream of Spinach & Poblano Soup

A very, very long time ago, about a year after my husband and I were married, we went through a wedding phase. Every weekend, for that whole year, we had a wedding to attend. Ultimately, we hit the trifecta: a wedding Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night. (Even guests need Sundays for rest.)


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A Cheater's Guide to Pozole

This is not a traditional Mexican pozole, this is my version. Traditional pozole is made with hominy, it can be red, it can be green, it can be made in a million different ways. The color of the broth is what makes it different. In some states, it's made with a combination of dried chiles. In other states it is made with mole, a thick sauce made with chocolate, nuts, spices, and chiles. Mexican cuisine is huge in color and variety so that's what I'm calling this this recipe below, green pozole, my version.


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Scrambled Tofu Burrito

A healthy and vegan way to start the day, this burrito packs in a zesty tofu scramble with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, fresh spearmint, and Mexican oregano. 


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Toffee Cookies

These cookies are bites of caramel goodness: a classic vanilla cookie surrounding a gooey, melty piece of toffee. 


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Thin Mint Cookies

Thin mints are peppermint chocolate cookies, both warm and cool in a single bite! 


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Cool It! Strawberry & Hibiscus Paletas Recipe

Paletas heladas are a traditional summer treat. In every part of  Mexico you can see guys pushing around carts, in parks and plazas, filled with paletas. As he passes by pushing his cooler on wheels, he'll call out his treats: lemon, lime, hibiscus, strawberry, vanilla, whatever you can think of ... I love them all. 


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Give Your Quinoa a Mexican Makeover: Fresh Hominy & Quinoa Salad Recipe

This is the most Mexican quinoa salad you'll ever find. It's made with black beans, hominy, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds - classic Mexican flavors in one very simple dish. This is a go-to recipe that can be thrown together in just a few minutes and will leave you very satisfied. Even better, you can make it from ingredients that are already in your pantry and fridge. 


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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Layer together this gorgeous dish: fresh and sour grapefruit with creamy avocado slices all topped with herbaceous cilantro, sweet mint, and a touch of salt. 


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