Black bean and shrimp tacos with a toasted chile de árbol salsa

By Claudia Zapata | February 15th, 2017 | 0 Comments
  The more I visit Mexico City, the more I find to love about the magical city. Mexico has long been a favorite travel destination. The people are warm and friendly, the cities and landscape beautiful and diverse, and the food and culture, my absolute favorite. But, it wasn't until I recently walked the historic area of Polanco that I truly understood the allure of the nation's capital - its FOOD! From street vendors s Read More...

Brown rice, mushroom and arugula stuffed peppers

By Claudia Zapata | January 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The beauty of stuffing bell peppers and poblanos is their versatility.  You may recall my popular red pepper rice bowls stuffed with brown rice, black beans, corn, and cilantro and topped with a creamy avocado sauce. Or may Read More...

Dryuary so far: it’s been hard ya’ll

By Claudia Zapata | January 9th, 2017 | 5 Comments
You didn't see me mention this goal in my recent resolutions column, because I didn't think I could do it (still not sure), and saying it publicly would make me too accountable for comfort. Resolutions, after all, are supposed to Read More...

A Christmas tradition: red and green chicken tamales

By Claudia Zapata | December 17th, 2016 | 0 Comments
I love my vegan and vegetarian tamal recipes from 2014 and 2015. Butternut squash, poblano peppers and corn, and spinach and mushroom tamales were even better than expected; and last year's zucchini and corn, cactus in Read More...

Cheers to holiday wine picks 2016

By Claudia Zapata | December 12th, 2016 | 6 Comments
As much as Sean and l enjoy drinking wine together, we love sharing good wine - and good wine picks - with family and friends. This year, everyone on our nice list is getting wine from HEB's stellar wine department. Our selections, all h Read More...

A Great Deal on The Good Kind meal delivery service

By Claudia Zapata | November 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments
  The leftovers are over (seriously, it's time to throw them out), and you are so over cooking. And yet, there's something about the week after Thanksgiving that calls begs for healthy eating, so dining o Read More...

Guest post: Turkey tlapeño soup

By Elizabeth Hopson | November 22nd, 2016 | 2 Comments
Note from Claudia: Elizabeth's recipe was originally published in November of 2014, and I thought it'd be perfectly delicious and comforting for the holiday week ahead. Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite part of roastin Read More...

Guest post: Roasting the perfect turkey

By Elizabeth Hopson | November 21st, 2016 | 1 Comments
Note from Claudia: Elizabeth's guest post was originally published in 2014, and since I recently found myself revisiting her recipe when making a turkey this past weekend, I thought it'd be great to share again. Love how easy sh Read More...

Sweet and spicy beet salad

By Claudia Zapata | November 16th, 2016 | 0 Comments
I was late to the beet game. My mom never served them when I was young, and once I started cooking, I tended to avoid their seemingly messy prep work. Clearly missing out, I've been trying to make up for it ever since. Rich in fiber, folate, Read More...

Hurry to the Core-Physique flash sale!

By Claudia Zapata | November 8th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Whether you want to get fit by the first and/or get a head start on holiday shopping, NOW is the time to head over to my favorite workout studio in San Antonio, Core-Physique Pilates. If you've been following me for some time, you Read More...

Guest post: 4 Gotta-Know Gut Health Facts

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | October 30th, 2016 | 1 Comments
If you’ve set foot in a supermarket this year, you have very likely seen products touting the inclusion of probiotics, which consumer analytics researchers at SPINS have dubbed “the number one ingredient by sales in both natural a Read More...

Count the memories, not the calories

By Claudia Zapata | October 26th, 2016 | 6 Comments
I'm back! And, so is my blog. Wellness news (probiotics 101), fall recipes, and a giveaway are coming soon. But first things first, let's clear the air my conscience. October was a big travel month for us. And, after spending Read More...

Spicy black bean soup with chipotle peppers

By Claudia Zapata | September 22nd, 2016 | 7 Comments
  When you grow up in a Hispanic household, beans are undoubtedly one of your comfort foods. I still love the smell of a big pot of "frijoles a la charra" simmering on the stove top ("frijoles a la charra," which transla Read More...

A deliciously modern (and vegan) take on chiles rellenos

By Claudia Zapata | September 20th, 2016 | 4 Comments
I'll never forget watching my mom's routine around 6 p.m. every weeknight. Juggling both a full-time career and large family, Mami came home from work and just "a few" after-school carpools for four children and head Read More...