How can you veganize your culture’s dishes that traditionally contain many animal products? It can sometimes be a challenge to recreate your family's favorite dishes, but there is a way! Alexa Soto specializes in bringing her Mexican culture to the world through plant-based food, and she’s here to give us her best tips on cooking plant-based Mexican food.
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Many of us find comfort in our cultural foods, and it can feel like we have to abandon them when we go plant-based. The good news is, that is simply not the case!
From mimicking flavors and textures, to presentation and even preparation… creating delicious plant-based and omnivore-approved versions of our culture’s traditional dishes can be a new challenge.
Alexa Soto is on a mission to bring plant-based versions of traditional Mexican dishes to the world, and it’s an inspiration to all of us who are longing to enjoy the meals from our culture without any of the animal products. In this episode, we talk all about how we can integrate plant-based preparation into our culture’s dishes. We talk specifically about Mexican, American, and Jewish dishes, but no matter what your cultural background is, this episode is loaded with tips and tricks to achieve all the delicious flavors that will have your family coming back for more!
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