Mexican-Inspired Recipes

The vibrant flavors and amazing variety of Mexico are among my favorites! Yes, Mexican recipes can be healthy. Most of my recipes are healthy or healthyish. My decades on the border have instilled in me a profound love and respect for Mexican food, and in that spirit much of my focus on Beyond Mere Sustenance is on Mexican food and ingredients.

I am not attempting to re-create abuelita’s best recipes, rather I seek to create new recipes that represent the bounty of south-of-the-border ingredients and flavors. You’ll find quick (and easy) salmon in mole verde sauce – a dish that originated in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. If you love unique cocktails, check out my tequila and mezcal cocktails. I’ve got sides, snacks, appetizers, desserts, and spice blends too!