Pizza quesadillas

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I can never decide whether Italian or Mexican is my favourite cuisine - so this time I thought I'd combine the two and make pizza quesadillas! Simple cheesy vegetable quesadillas, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and even more of my favourite pizza toppings. You get the satisfaction of pulling away that perfect cheesy slice, and the extra pleasure of two layers of … [Read more...]

Garlic mushroom burritos with sriracha rice

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Here's supper club recipe #2 - garlic mushroom burritos! I adore these burritos. The main reason is that I've recently discovered sriracha (I know, where have I been for the last 2+ years?), and I'm bloomin' obsessed with the stuff. I know everyone else in the world loves sriracha, and I always thought, surely it can't be as good as everyone says it is? It's just hot … [Read more...]

Double decker chickpea tacos

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Before I made these double decker tacos, I’d never cooked with hard corn taco shells before. I’d eaten them a few times (though I can’t for the life of me remember where), and I know I didn’t enjoy them too much - purely because they make such a mess! The tacos look beautiful when they’re neatly stuffed with a load of delicious fillings, but after one bite, the shell cracks, … [Read more...]

Kale and avocado burritos

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Okay, this is probably more of a kale and avocado wrap than a kale and avocado burrito, but since I have absolutely no idea what the heck a burrito actually is, let's just go with burrito. Either way, my goodness this was amazing. Mashed avocado (yes!), garlicky sautéed kale (yes yes!), black beans (yeeees!) - and not much else, meaning very little washing up (I think I … [Read more...]

Mexican stuffed peppers

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Since a photo of me sheepishly eating refried beans out of a bowl with a spoon wouldn't make for a particularly interesting blog post (...or would it?), I thought I had better do something a little more interesting with the homemade refried beans I made last time. So, I bring you Mexican stuffed peppers! These sweet bell peppers are stuffed to the top with homemade refried … [Read more...]

Easy homemade refried beans

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I've told you before how much I looove refried beans. I usually just buy a tin (these are my absolute favourite!), but since I do enjoy a bit of a dabble in the kitchen, I thought I'd make my own for a change. I figure you should make everything from scratch at least once so you can make an educated decision about whether or not it's worth it. So far I've decided that it's … [Read more...]

Black bean and walnut taco-style lettuce wraps

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I bet you never thought you’d see such a healthy recipe on Amuse Your Bouche, right? It’s vegan, it’s full of protein, and there are no empty carbs at all. Shocking. The truth is, I’ve been obsessing over that walnut taco ‘meat’ from the taco potato crisps recipe I posted about earlier in the month, and I wanted to make it again in a new incarnation. This time I added some … [Read more...]

Enchilada baked eggs

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All hail baked eggs! They're stupidly quick and easy to make, and you can dress them up however you fancy. Veggies, cheese, sauces... you can even make them taste like enchiladas. All these enchilada baked eggs need is a spoonful of salsa or enchilada sauce, a spoonful of refried beans, a little sprinkling of cheese... and an egg, of course. Top them with a bit of … [Read more...]

Taco potato crisps

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If you're a reader of food blogs (which... I guess you are, since you're here...), you'll probably know Angela of Oh She Glows and her incredible vegan recipes. What you might not know is that although her cookbook (aptly titled The Oh She Glows Cookbook) was released in the US earlier this year, it's just been brought to the UK! So finally us Brits can get our grubby mitts on … [Read more...]

Butternut squash and black bean skillet

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It feels a bit weird for me to be calling this recipe a ‘skillet’, since (as far as I can tell), ‘skillet’ is just the American word for a frying pan, and I’m not American. However, I’ve seen loads of skillet recipes lately, and I love a good bandwagon, so here you go: butternut squash and black bean skillet. Shall I say 'skillet' again? Skillet. A skillet recipe is just … [Read more...]

Vegetarian enchiladas for one

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As you may recall from certain events that went down in April, I'm not single. But, the nature of my husband's work means that he's often out in the evenings (he's a musician, a.k.a. rockstar). On those nights, I guess I'm an honorary singleton. I have no desire to be single, but I would quite like to be friends with Bridget Jones. So, here's a recipe for the other … [Read more...]

Mexican torta with refried beans and guacamole

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A Mexican torta is basically just a glorified sandwich - at least, my version is anyway. I'm sure I'll get lots of messages from Mexican readers educating me about how a Mexican torta is so much more than a sandwich (which I welcome, by the way!) - but, this version is basically just a sandwich. Now, don't let that put you off! A sandwich doesn't have to just be a limp, … [Read more...]

Cheesy Mexican potatoes

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I have a new toy in my kitchen! It's a multicooker - the Redmond RMC-M4500, to be precise. If you've not used a multicooker before, you might not know what one is, so let me tell you: utter magic. That's what it is. This thing stews, fries, steams, cooks rice, makes soup... you can even use it to bake bread and make yogurt! You just stick everything in the bowl, press the right … [Read more...]

Slow cooker Mexican casserole

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When I first took the lid off my slow cooker, I wasn't sure if I was going to post about this recipe - it's not the most attractive dish I've ever made, and it turns out it's really tricky to photograph the inside of a slow cooker. But, then I had a taste and my jaw dropped (not literally, not with a mouthful of food anyway) - this Mexican casserole is one of my favourite … [Read more...]

Mexican quinoa bake

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Hands up if you love quinoa! (I hope you've all got your hands up right now, otherwise I feel a bit silly for waving my arms madly here) Now hands up if you love quinoa with enchilada sauce and black beans and veg and a crispy cheesy topping... This Mexican quinoa bake is pretty much my new favourite thing ever (I know I say that a lot... but I always mean it at the … [Read more...]

Breakfast nachos

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In keeping with the Mexican-inspired breakfast theme (see last year's breakfast tostadas), I bring you: breakfast nachos! Because obviously, as long as you slap an egg on top of something, you can totally justify eating it for breakfast. In reality, this is more of a brunch dish. I can't really see anyone getting up before work and making a plate of nachos for breakfast, but … [Read more...]

Grilled halloumi tacos with mango salsa

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  Hola! I'm back from my honeymoon in Mexico with a few new words in my vocabulary - cerveza, cóctel, and ginebra, to name but a few. To be honest I actually got back last week, but we've been having a new kitchen fitted (it was supposed to be finished while we were away but, as we should have foreseen, is taking much longer than expected), and I haven't really been able to … [Read more...]

Restaurant-style black beans

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It was my birthday yesterday, which means today I'm taking it a bit gently. No sudden movements, no bright lights, etc. I'll be back with the real celebration tomorrow! For now, an easy and ridiculously yummy Mexican recipe - restaurant-style black beans! If you've been reading Amuse Your Bouche for a while, you'll know about my love for black beans. I  can't get enough of … [Read more...]

Slow cooker veggie fajitas

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I've been using my slow cooker more and more lately. I guess my laziness has increased? Who knows. What I do know is, fajitas are pretty easy to make. And fajitas in the slow cooker are so easy a two-year-old could manage (you might not get your vegetables cut into neat little strips like mine, but I bet they'd make it into the slow cooker eventually). By the way, … [Read more...]

Cheesy lentil burgers (+ meal planning with Sian’s Plan)

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Hands up who's as disorganised as I am. Nope. Put your hands down. There's just no way that anyone is less organised than me. I consistently leave everything to the last minute, my washing basket is full to the rim before I remember to put a load on, and I usually decide what to make for dinner at about 7 o'clock at night. So, today I'm going to talk about something that … [Read more...]

Enchilada pasta bake

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You gotta love ugly food. It needs eating just as much as pretty food, if not more, because it's usually so delicious. This enchilada pasta bake is kind of an amped-up version of my enchilada noodles from last year - everyone knows that pasta is best when it's baked, so I smothered my enchilada-style pasta in a thick layer of refried beans and salsa, and topped it all with a … [Read more...]

Lentil and black bean tacos

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Three weeks down! Only one and a half weeks of Vegan January left. I must say, as much as I've been enjoying the vegan meals I've been making, I'm kind of looking forward to February. I definitely don't think I'm cut out to be vegan long-term - respect to those who can do it! Perhaps if I was allowed one non-vegan meal a week just to get my cheese fix, it would be a lot easier … [Read more...]

Loaded potato nachos

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If you'd asked me a week ago whether there was anything better than a heap of cheesy nachos topped with guacamole and sour cream, I would have told you to stop being so ridiculous. But I think I might have just found something even better - potato nachos. I can't believe I've never tried nachos this way before - there's very little that beats cheesy potatoes, but I think cheesy … [Read more...]

Creamy Mexican-style dip

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  Around Christmas time, everything I eat seems to be one of two things: either an enormous, fully-fledged roast dinner, or something that really shouldn't be classed as a meal at all - more like lots of little canapés and nibbles. A 'light lunch' no longer exists for me - it's either a huge meal or a tiny one, but nothing in between. This dip is the perfect example - who … [Read more...]