"These Guayaba Cheesecake Flautas are inspired by my Mexican-American heritage. I grew up with a bi-cultural family in Mexico City, and guayabas are very traditional this time of year. This recipe reminds me of my childhood growing up in Mexico with guayabas and Ponche Navideño. The cheesecake filling, salted caramel, spices, pomegranates, and guayabas become the best combination of flavors of Mexico and the United States." - @chefvanessamusi In the season of remembrance, we were so grateful to spend time in the kitchen with Chef Vanessa talking about nostalgic holiday recipes! The holidays can bring back memories of home, loved ones, and childhood, but one thing we always remember is the delicious food! We believe food is one extra special way to remember and connect with loved ones near, far, and those who are always in our hearts.
Our sources tell us that these Buñuelo Brownies are the one thing Santa loves more than chocolate chip cookies! (Who are we to be nonbelievers? 😉) These brownies bring back childhood memories of licking the brownie bowl when our mom wasn’t looking, smelling the sweet aroma of chocolate as it filled our home, and most of all, enjoying buñuelos and sweets while gathered around the tv for holiday movies! And if yours don't last until Santa comes? Take it from us—just say "Siete Claus got to them first!"
Ballparks, state fairs, rodeos, and carnivals. What savory childhood treat do they all have in common? One of our favorites: the corndog! We were never quite able to slow our excitement when we’d get one, always eating it way before it cooled down. (But not before dunking it in ketchup and mustard, and in this case, our Whole-30 Approved Traditional Hot Sauce!) This recipe is our grain free take on this nostalgic meal—one that brings memories of fun, excitement, and friends to our minds every time.
It’s hard to convince a little one to choose broccoli over macaroni or carrots over chicken nuggets. (We know this because we've all been that "little one.") But, we’ve taken our experience and memories of hiding our peas and carrots in our napkins under the dining table and then sneakily dropping them for scavenging pets to eat the evidence... and created our own yummy solution! Our Chicken Veggie Nuggets are breaded in our Grain Free Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, look like traditional chicken nuggets, AND they satisfy a parent’s wish for their children to simply eat their vegetables!
When the weather gets cooler, our family loves to have an assortment of warm tamales at the table—from beef and chicken filled to mole and beans—especially around the holidays! There’s nothing quite like unwrapping a tamal, watching the steam rise out, and cutting into that first bite. We’ve made these with Green and Red Enchilada Sauce, chicken, and lots of love!
If you ask our dad about his favorite foods, the list is short but always includes: quesadillas, steak, and milanesa (always milanesa!) This recipe was inspired by his (and our own) love for milanesa—a nostalgic food our family often enjoyed together. We knew dinner would be extra delicious on the days our mom chose to make milanesa. Here, we’ve taken this tasty dish and wrapped it up in a Grain Free Burrito Sized Tortilla: Grain Free Milanesa Wraps!