Traditional Cuisine with María Mitotes
Texto y fotos: Adriana Vizcaíno FTI @curiogastro
If you are looking for a place where you can taste Mexican and Jalisco’s delights, María Mitotes in Tlaquepaque, is a delicious option.
With names such as María’s Sighs for some tasty Sayula style sopes, or María’s hats which are gorditas like the ones made in Tapalpa, you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in an atmosphere that takes you back to the old-time Tlaquepaque: a house made of adobe where you can admire the traditional craftworks and enjoy the fresh backyard under the central tree.
You have to try the pozole, the drowned chilaquiles lonche or the variety of enchiladas; and if you can’t make up your mind because everything looks delicious, they created the María Platter, which is a tasting dish that includes enchiladas, sopes, gorditas and tamal (from María’s Tamales).
Quinoa, A super food
Quinoa is a cereal that has revolutionized the contemporary and the vegan cuisines: it is a super food for having a very high concentration of antioxidants, healthy fats, magnesium, folic acid and slowly absorbed carbohydrates, which keep blood sugar levels steady.
Its popularity started in Hollywood, where many celebrities discovered its valuable attributes. It is similar to rice, was found in the Bolivian Andes, is grown in 70 countries, and every cuisine uses it to create new dishes. In the case of our country, the Mexican style Quinoa is prepared, and here is the recipe:
INGREDIENTS.- 1 cup of pre-cooked quinoa, 1 cup of pre-cooked black beans, 10 cherry tomatoes, 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro, ¼ cup of chopped onions, a chopped green chili-pepper, a spoon of olive oil, a chopped avocado, salt and black pepper.
PREPARATION.- In a medium frying pan, heat the oil, add the onions and the chili-pepper and cook for two minutes; add the tomatoes and cook for one more minute. Add the quinoa and the beans until they are hot and turn off the stove. Add the cilantro, season with salt and black pepper to taste, and when serving, put the chopped avocado and lemon to your liking.