Tag: Eats

Meatless Meatballs | Vegan

Meatless Meatballs | Vegan

I remember waking up to the smell of caldo de albondigas on Sunday mornings. It was my favorite thing to have during the winter! This Mexican broth traditionally contains meatballs and veggies. But as I turned vegetarian I couldn’t have caldo de albondigas. My mom and I were […]

The Starbucks Reserve Experience

The Starbucks Reserve Experience

This weekend I got to visit one of the Starbucks reserve stores in Los Gatos, Ca. When we entered, my first instinct was to get in line and order a latte. From the corner of my eye, I noticed my sisters boyfriend (Oscar) waving at […]

Vegan Tamale Masa (Dough)

Vegan Tamale Masa (Dough)

Happy holidays! It is Christmas day and I wanted to share this amazing recipe. If you’re vegan or vegetarian you will love this, trust me. But anyways, growing up in a Mexican household, I would always help my mom make tamales for Christmas. This is my first year being vegetarian so I can’t have regular tamales for dinner since the dough has pig lard. But I was lucky enough to have my mom make an easy vegan tamale dough. For the filling, we used cheese and jalapeño strips, but if you’re vegan you can saute some veggies. Remember, the dough is completely vegan!  


You Will Need 
3 Cups of corn flour (I used Maseca)
500 grams of vegetable shortening 
2 tbsp of table salt 
1 cup of water
1tsp of baking powder

Making the masa!
You want to add your dry ingredients into a bowl and gradually add the water and vegetable shortening into the mix. Alright, time to get messy! With this recipe, you will need your two hands. Not a wooden spoon or a spatula, but your actual two hands. The point of this technique is to mix everything perfectly and the warmth of your hands will make it easier to mix the vegetable shortening with the rest of the ingredients. It’s just like making cookie dough. Once you are done making your dough you can start making your tamales. 

It’s that easy! This recipe makes around 15 tamales and it is delicious, enjoy.

Stay Amazing,

lupiitabonita

Caffeine Confessions

Caffeine Confessions

I still remember the smell of coffee coming from my parent’s kitchen every morning as I woke up for school. It’s a vivid memory I have that keeps replaying in my head when I take the first sip of coffee. My mother laughing as my […]

Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream

Is it just me or is vegan ice cream becoming more popular? Well, whether it is or it isn’t I wanted to try it before summer came to an end. Last week I was surprised with a treat as my boyfriend and I strolled through […]

Savory Vegan Spanish Latte in Venice Beach

Savory Vegan Spanish Latte in Venice Beach

This past weekend I had the honor to check out one of the many coffee shops on my boyfriend’s bucket list. It was Menotti’s Coffee Stop located in Venice Beach, California. As I walked towards the door the welcoming tunes lured me in. Right there and then I knew that I was not going to order the usual boring latte. As I looked for something appealing to order, two gentlemen greeted us with open hands and asked us where we were coming from. My boyfriend happily replied, “the bay area”. I am not sure if this is a common thing in Venice for a barista to ask where their caffeine enthusiast customers are coming from. But it felt good that they seemed interested in us. As the chatter came to an end my boyfriend asked what they recommended us to order. Reaching for an old photography frame they quickly handed us their special hidden menu. At first, I was like, okay why do I need this image of an older man for? But it was obvious, the menu was behind it, so clever!  The title of Vegan Spanish Latte quickly caught my attention.
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