Welcome to Mexican Made Meatless

Hola I’m Nancy Lopez! Welcome to Mexican Made Meatless, a blog were I share authentic vegan Mexican recipes and authentic vegetarian Mexican recipes.

If you’ve been looking for an authentic vegan Mexican and vegetarian Mexican food blog then look no further!

I love transforming traditional Mexican dishes into modern delicious meatless ones.

My Background

I was born and raised in a traditional small town Mexican environment, in which my education in Mexican food preparation began early by watching the passion that my mother, grandmother, aunts all put into their cooking sessions.

Watching my family cook and getting to enjoy their delicious traditional Mexican food instilled in me a fiery passion that has lead me to devour everything about authentic Mexican cuisine.

Growing up I learned so much from family. And even though the majority of that was based on a carnivore diet I’ve been able to apply that knowledge to my meatless lifestyle and this blog.

As of August 2023 I have followed a Mexican plant-forward diet for 8 years. Becoming meatless has been an exciting journey that has helped me learn so much about Mexican food. I am very excited to share all of my meatless recipes as well as my personal story, and countless meatless lifestyle tips with you.

I am a professional freelance food writer, photographer and videographer with 15 years of experience. I’m also a traditional and digitally published cookbook author. My latest cookbook Tamales Made Meatless is dedicated to traditional Mexican tamales recipes.

Previous cookbooks included Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cook, Yummy Pics, An Epiphany of the Senses, Spicie Chicken, Publish Your Lunch, and Project Egg.

I’ve also been widely published by such noted entities as

  • About.com (now The Spruce Eats)
  • The Huffington Post
  • Buzzfeed
  • Country Living
  • NBC Latino
  • Healthline
  • American Express
  • Women’s Health
  • Honest Food
  • Gourmet
  • Punchfork
  • Meatless Monday Campaigns
  • Parade
  • VegNews
  • The Guardian

Thank you for stopping by, I’m so happy you are here. I’d love to hear from you so please reach out with any questions you may have about the recipes, questions about following a plant-forward lifestyle, or recipe suggestions.

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Some of My Favorites

What You’ll Find on Mexican Made Meatless

Mexican Made Meatless is your number one source for authentic vegan Mexican and vegetarian Mexican recipes!

You’ll find recipes that are delectable and as close to the traditional meat-based versions as possible. Plus completely new combinations and flavors you’d maybe never considered before.

The Mexican recipes you’ll find here are easy enough for a beginner cook, yet inspiring to even a cocina pro!

How Mexican Made Meatless Was Born

During my life I have off-and-on tried to become a full time vegetarian with hopes of one day going fully vegan. Unfortunately, during many years I could never manage more than a couple of weeks before going back to eating meat.

On August 11th of 2015 I decided to give it one more try. This time I took it in smaller steps and became vegetarian at home and pescatarian when I went out to eat and there were no meatless choices on the menu.

After celebrating my first 6 months, I felt something change in me. I felt myself able to fully dedicate my eating habits to this new lifestyle.

When I marked my one year anniversary on August 11th of 2016, I decided to share my journey and create this blog.

My mission with Mexican Made Meatless is to share with you all that meat-free Mexican food is flavorful, nutritious and not difficult to make.

For those with Mexican heritage, to show you that you don’t have to completely give up the food that runs through your veins, the one that has nourished you and your ancestors for centuries.

And for non-Mexicans, to share with you the authentic flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine with a plant-forward touch.

I am thrilled to share with you these meatless Mexican culinary twists. The challenge of transforming a carnivorous cuisine into meatless versions has been inspirational and so much fun! I just know you’ll really enjoy the recipes too.

From Carnivore to Meatless

These past eight years have been an amazing and imperfect journey. I went from hardcore carnivore to a vegan Mexican.

If you’d like to read more about my journey, please start with this article called This Carnivore’s Guilt.

Are These Recipes for You?

Do you like the true authentic flavors of Mexican food?

Do you miss tacos and tamales since going vegan?

Are you looking to eat healthier, to eat more plant-based meals?

Then yes, absolutely these recipes are for you!

I think you’ll truly appreciate these recipes and the pieces of my journey that I’ll continue to share.

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