You know those theoretical questions that ask you what cuisine you’d choose if you could only eat one for the rest of your life? They’re along the lines of “what 3 things would you bring to a desert island-“type questions. Mostly I eschew these types of questions, because what crazy dystopian world would have to live in to only be able to experience one culture, one cuisine, or ONLY THREE THINGS EVER??? But, it’s possible, that if I had to choose (and I’m not choosing), it might be Mexican food. Then again, it might be Italian food (could I live without pizza? … I’m not sure Mexican pizza would count in this dystopia). But one thing is true, I could not give up beans….
Have you guys ever had tinga? It’s a traditional Mexican dish where shredded chicken (which is easily substituted to make it vegan) is cooked in a tomato, onion, and chipotle in adobo sauce. The simple sauce is made of only TEN ingredients and packs a ton of flavor. It’s tangy and smokey, tomatoey and oniony, and oh so mouth-watering delicious. It quickly became a favorite around here, to the point where we made 4 batches in one week–in part because the first day I made it Omar ran out to the store for more tortillas (not that we were out yet) and brought home a 5-pound bag of them. Did you know they sold tortillas in 5 lb bags? Me either. For those of you concerned about our current tortilla status, we had some friends over for a tinga taco party (I highly recommend you do the same) and that took care of most of them….