Date night at Chiquito, Swindon

One of my favourite foods to cook at home is Mexican. Whether that’s enchiladas, nachos (dairy free of course) or a good bean chilli, it’s something I always find myself tucking into at least once a week. Honestly if I could eat Mexican food all the time I’d be happy. Along with cooking at home, I also used to love going to Chiquito, a Mexican restaurant chain in the UK. So, partly for my exposure therapy and partly because we fancied a date night out for a change. Aaron and I decided to go there for food last Sunday followed […]

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Vegetarian mixed bean burritos

Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law came over for tea this evening, to catch up and so Ryan and his brother could watch the Manchester United Vs. Liverpool game together. They both support different teams – Ryan supports Manchester United and his brother supports Liverpool. There was a lot of shouting at the tv and arguements over referee decisions(!), I admit watching them both literally on the edge of their seats was quite funny. The teams drew 1-1. For tea we made vegetarian bean burritos as both his brother and sister-in-law are vegetarians. It was my first time trying burritos without any […]

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Red kidney bean, rice and mince burritos

These red kidney bean, rice and mince burritos are usually one of Ryan’s dishes, but I decided to give the recipe a try! You will need 400g mince meat 1 cup long grain rice 1 tin of 420g kidney beans, drained 1 tin of 400g chopped tomatoes 1 cup of cold water Grated cheese to serve 1 packet mix of chilli powder (I used Schwartz hot chilli con carne) 8 tortillas Method Add rice and a pinch of salt (if required) to a large pan of boiling water. Stir once then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes […]

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