Hello, everyone!

I am very excited about this post!  Besides the exceptional food we created for this past Sunday Supper, I am eager to introduce you to the outstanding company that helped me cook this dinner.

Regena Thomashauer (Mama Gena) Photo from Mamagenas.com

Last Sunday, I had the great honor and pleasure of cooking with one of the most extraordinary woman I know, Regena Thomashauer. Also known as “Mama Gena”. She is an outstanding women’s coach, mentor and teacher.  This is a woman who has huge heart and an unbridled passion for helping women use the power of pleasure to make their way in the world. Regena Thomashauer is the founder and head of Mama Gena’s School Of Womanly Arts.

I have been working with Mama Gena for over a year now and as a result of her work, not only feel more deeply connected to my “inner Goddess” so to speak, but feel that I am able to more greatly experience the pleasures of every part of my life in a more sensual and palpable way. When she asked me to give her a private cooking class, I couldn’t have been more excited! I had been wanting to give something back to her since I started working with her, and what better way to do so than to engage in one of the most pleasurable activities out there; eating!

So, this past Sunday, we decided to cook for some of our mutual  friends and her daughter Maggie. Maggie wanted something Mexican, and  I wanted to teach Regena how to make the best roast chicken in the world, so we made a compromise and I created this menu:

Mango Margaritas

Mexican Spice Rubbed Chicken

Tortillas and Freshly Made Guacamole

Chopped Salad with Jicama and Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Cumin Scented Black Beans

and of course…Healthy Chocolate for Dessert

Talk about pleasure!

Mexican Roast Chicken
Mexican Roast Chicken
Print Recipe Mexican Roast Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Chicken, Comfort, Fall, Mexican, Spring, Summer, Winter
Servings: 6 people
Ultimate Guacamole 2009 Edition
Ultimate Guacamole 2009 Edition
Print Recipe Ultimate Guacamole 2009 Edition
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Mexican, Summer, Vegan
Servings: 4 people
Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Print Recipe Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican, vegan
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground cumin
  • 2 cans fire roasted chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans organic black beans
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan.
  • Sauté onions and garlic for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add cumin and sauté.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté for 5 minutes then add black beans, chili spice, salt and pepper.
  • Let simmer on stove for 15 minutes to 20 minutes until beans are thick. Remove from heat.
  • Add fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro before serving.

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