Hola & Welcome
I’m Isabel Orozco-Moore, the founder and owner of Isabel Eats. I started Isabel Eats in 2015 as a way to document my family’s recipes and connect to my Mexican heritage. Today, I strive for Isabel Eats to be a resource for others looking to learn more about Mexican cuisine and culture through food and recipes. I hope my little corner of the internet brings you joy, inspiration, and a deeper love of Mexican flavors. ¡Buen provecho!
What You’ll Find On Isabel Eats
Here at Isabel Eats, you’ll find a variety of all your favorite traditional and authentic Mexican recipes as well as Tex-Mex and Mexican-inspired dishes. The recipes reflect my experience growing up as a first generation Mexican-American and the types of dishes I enjoy eating. Many of the more traditional recipes are directly from my family’s kitchen, and others are fun creations that are inspired by my favorite Mexican flavors.
Whether you’re brand new to Mexican food or you’ve been around it your whole life, I’m confident you’ll find a recipe you love.
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I’m a proud first generation Mexican-American that was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Both of my parents were born in Zacatecas, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in the 1980s. I grew up traveling to Mexico every summer with my family to visit grandparents and other relatives, and I speak both English and Spanish. I learned to cook from watching my parents in the kitchen, and am forever grateful for every home cooked meal. I currently live in Oklahoma with my husband, John, our beautiful daughter, Olivia, and our two crazy cats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your recipes authentic?
Many of the recipes on Isabel Eats are considered “authentic” Mexican, and many of them are Tex-Mex or simply inspired by the Mexican flavors that I grew up with.
When I say that a recipe is authentic, I mean that it’s the way my parents and grandparents make it, and it is authentic to where they’re from in Mexico. Please keep in mind that Mexico is a very large country and there are many regional differences to how the same dish is prepared depending on where in Mexico someone is from.
My family is from a small rural town near Sombrerete, Zacatecas.
I love celebrating all types of Mexican food and I hope I can inspire people to get in the kitchen and do the same!
I love your recipes! Do you have a cookbook?
Not yet, but it’s in the works! If you’d like to receive updates and more information about the upcoming cookbook, sign up here.
I can’t find a specific ingredient that’s called for in a recipe. Where can I find it online?
I do my best to link to where you can buy specific products online within the recipe post and/or the recipe card. If I forgot to provide a link, take a look at my Shop page for common Mexican ingredients and cookware. If it’s not there either, I recommend shopping at an online store like MexGrocer.com that specializes in Mexican food.
Can I adjust the spice level of some recipes?
Yes! The easiest way to adjust the spice level in many recipes is to remove the veins and seeds of the pepper that’s being used since that’s where most of the heat comes from. Alternatively, you can try substituting the spicier pepper with a milder one. Take a look at the chart I created about The Scoville Scale to see the peppers commonly used in Mexican cuisine ranked from hottest to mildest.
Do you have the nutrition information for your recipes?
Yes. You can find the nutrition information for every recipe at the bottom of the recipe card. Please keep in mind that the nutrition information provided is an estimate and the stats provided will vary depending on the brand of products used as well as other factors.