Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm Obsessed

About four years ago I decided to stop eating meat. It wasn't because I am a hardcore animals rights advocate or anything like that, but because I never ate too much of it to begin with. Honestly, I decided to just stop for the shits and giggles. I was a little scared to tell my Mexican family because they love carne azada, pozole, and chicken enchiladas and when I did they weren't very happy about it. They thought that I was being brainwashed and they worried about my health. I explained to them that in case they hadn't noticed I wasn't a fan of meat. Boiled meat for example is super gross to me and if it had a bone I would probably not eat it. I also liked my meat super cooked, to the point of being burnt because I could not stand seeing the redness of it. Even as a child when my abuelito would take me to eat tacos I would order them with beans and no meat. At first it was a little difficult getting used to it, every family function that involved eating there was always plenty of chicken and steak and I started preparing my meals because I did not want my mom to go out of her way to make me something different from what she was already cooking for my family. The one thing though I simply cannot give up eating is seafood. Damn I love shrimp and fish! I am a huge salmon fan, that's probably my favorite fish to eat and I love grilled shrimp or cooked just about any way.

Here are some shots of two of my non-meat meals, bean tacos topped with cilantro, onions, and three types of salsa. This is one of the most common Mexican dishes and you can buy them at pretty much every Mexican restaurant or taco cart if you live here in the bay...

...and all my San Jose homies are quite familiar with this delicious food from heaven, Torta de Queso from a spot downtown called Mexico Bakery. This phatty torta consists of a huge bun stuffed with cheese, onions, tomatoes, avocado, chiles jalapenos, and mayo. This place makes the yummiest tortas, aside from my family that is.


  1. yuuuuuuuuuum that looks so good! im a complete sucker for mexican food, greatest food in the world ever, ever


  2. those queso tortas look helluv bomb!
    i miss eating them after a pleasant session. lol.