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Taco Class with Chef Denise Roa

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Here is an inside look at our taco cooking class, Tacos Y Tacos Y Mas Tacos Menu, featured at our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta, with Chef Denise Roa.  The menu featured authentic techniques such as making homemade corn tortillas and roasting prickly pears called Nopales which are native to the region.  As you can see from the slideshow, the end result was beautiful and delicious food.  I was in charge of making the Nopales Salad which was definitely new for me.  I’ve never cooked with prickly pear before, but I was surprised at how easy it was…and yummy.  Stay tuned for some recipes from the class!

Tacos Y Tacos Y Mas Tacos Menu

Fish Tacos Grilled with Salsa Bar

Handmade Corn Tortillas with Garlic (Cilantro) and Jalapenos

Roasted Mushroom and Poblano Rajas with  Panela Cheese

Mexican Red Rice

Nopales Salad

Winter Pistou: Provençal Vegetable Soup

Mango Salsa Fresca

Ranch Guacamole

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Pan-Roasted Guero Chiles

Rancho La Puerta’s Marinated Onions

Tequila – Grapefruit Sorbet



Beginning Meditation

Meditation is one of those fleeting things I know I should do, but it just never seems to happen.  At least for me.  But the times I have practiced meditation, I’ve felt so much better afterwards.  It calms me down. … Continue reading



TRX Combo Class

Our TRX combo class is a full body workout guaranteed to get your heart pumping.  Trust me, I’ve done it.  This class consists of different stations, four that include use of the TRX straps.  Now if you’ve never done TRX, … Continue reading


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