5 Ultra-Quick and Easy Mexican Recipes to Make Dinner Not Boring
Behind Martha Stewart's and Kamala Harris's favorite aprons is badass entrepreneur, cook, and author Ellen Bennett, the CEO and founder of Insta-famous kitchen apparel brand Hedley & Bennett. Besides featuring the cutest kitchen apparel, this chef's Instagram is a great place to find tons of easy and quick recipes. And we mean extra quick. Most of her recipe videos are not even 30 seconds long. Everything from simple-but-not-boring ensaladas, to chicken tinga, and even mole!
But before we dive deep into chiles and salsa, her inspiring story might help you find motivation in the kitchen today and dare to try something new. She grew up in LA and was raised by her Mexican single mother. Before her recipes and aprons became a trending topic, Bennett worked as a line cook in her hometown's best restaurants, where she noticed most of the apparel the pros were wearing back in the kitchen were very low quality and didn't last. After much researching and daydreaming, she convinced her boss to make an order of 40 aprons with her "apron company," which at that point didn't exist. She didn't even have sewers and it was just a business idea, a dream. But it worked!
After succeeding with the project and turning her brand into a multimillion dollar company, Bennett is now helping other people make their entrepreneurial dreams come true with her first book, Dream First, Details Later: How to Quit Overthinking and Make It Happen ($27).
"I wanted to write this book for all those people starting out really at square one and help them understand that, yeah, it's scary and you might make tons of mistakes but believing in what you are doing, pushing through that fear, and just being relentless in your pursuits can result in success."
We asked her to share her all-time favorite Mexican recipes so you too can learn how to prepare them in a matter of seconds. Keep scrolling to discover all the details and tips, and we promise they're doable and ultra quick!