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Mexican cuisine is very popular worldwide and most dishes readily lend themselves to modifications that fit low carb or slow carb lifestyles.

Chicken mole rojo

Although it is challenging to modify tamales or tortillas to low carb versions, most Mexican dishes can be readily modified without loss of flavor and authenticity.  Much of the focus of Mexican meals centers around meat, seafood, vegetables and wonderful spice blends.  Avoiding tortillas and rice doesn’t need to diminish the experience of Mexican food.

Mexican dishes are particularly conducive to the slow carb diet authored by Tim Ferriss, as beans are a mainstay on slow carb.

Explore this category for a range of spicy, robust healthy Mexican recipes.  From carnitas with avocados and black beans to moles to an orange flan and Mexican spiced cookies.

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Leftover Turkey Chile with Mole Sauce: (Batch and Freeze)

Turkey chili with a Mexican mole sauce is a stellar dish that can be made in large batches and taken out of the freezer for quick dinners for busy families. It’s also a premium thing to do with the leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. The mole sauce pairs wonderfully with the turkey and makes it a …

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Easy Chicken Mole Rojo for the Home Cook

The variety of Mexican moles are all unique and delicious, but the required pepper roasting, peeling and rehydrating can be a bit daunting and time consuming.  This mole rojo using a powdered blend of smoked chiles, cocoa and spices is the key to making a more achievable, but still full-bodied, mole. Jump to: Recipe | …

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Best Baja-Style Fish Tacos: (with Avocado Cream & Pickled Onions)

Grilling does not have to be limited to the outdoors. You can use an indoor grill (or a “comal”) to get blackened or grilled white fish that are perfect for making healthy fish tacos. Add some avocado cream and pickled onions and you’ll have the best homemade Mexican fish tacos. Quick and easy and delicious! …

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Pumpkin (Squash) Soup: with Smoky Anchos

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty, healthy soup — perfect for cool Fall or chilly Winter nights.  Detailed video in recipe below Jump to: RECIPE | Best Squash for Soup | Substitutions for Ingredients | Roasting vs Slow Cooker …

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Low Carb Mexican Cochinita Pibil in Slow Cooker

Cochinita pibil is a pork dish that is typically cooked underground.  However, this recipe uses the slow cooker and tastes just as good!  The pork shines in sweet, tangy achiote sauce in this recipe for cochinita pibil. What is Cochinita Pibil? “Cochinita” translates to little pig in Mexican and ”pibil” is a method of cooking …

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Quick & Easy Pickled Onions as a Side Dish to Mexican Cooking

Pickled onions are a tart and slightly sweet accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes (a perfect match with Mexican cuisine).  The cool, pungent crunch adds a crisp fresh taste to carnitas or fish tacos in particular. They take 5 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to marinate, and will keep in the refrigerator for many …

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Low Carb Mexican Street Food – with chile lime salt (Tajin)

Using a chile lime salt sprinkled over fruits and vegetables as a snack is one of my favorite Mexican snacks. It is a standard on many Mexican street food offerings. Tajin is the brand name of this chile lime salt, but this DIY recipe makes one that is much fresher, allowing the simple ingredients to …

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