Mexican Cactus Tacos

Yes, cactus tacos! If you have never tried cooking cactus, you will be amazed at how delicious it is when cooked properly. I admit it, I was not a fan of cacti when I was a child but now it is a special treat that I only have once in a great while.

One of the most important things you need to know about cooking cactus is that you need to cook longer just as you would okra. The result will be tangy and delicious, perfect as a taco filling by itself or with rice, beans and salsa.

Cactus tacos with rice, beans and spicy salsa. P1200531


Indian Chapati

Making Chapatis is a must in a traditional Indian household. Thankfully my mother-in-law is a wonderful home cook and still makes them each and every night for dinner. She was kind and patient enough to show me how to make them after I married into the family, oh so many years ago. I use traditional Indian cooking equipment specifically designed for making chapatis but they can be made with common items you already have in your kitchen. Every Indian family makes chapatis in the way their ancestors did so you will never see the same chapatis from one home to another. And there many different varieties, this one is much thicker and takes longer to cook. I myself, love all of them. The process very relaxing.

Before you know it, chapatis are done! They are delicious!