Call me crazy, but I am of the belief that you can wrap just about anything up in a tortilla and call it a meal. I will admit that there are a few exceptions, like I wouldn't wrap cereal in a tortilla or maybe I would if I could drizzle it in honey and then deep-fry the whole thing and sprinkle the finished product with sugar and cinnamon. See what I mean? Just about anything works encased in a tortilla, so making a one pot meal like chicken and pepper fajitas and then wrapping them up in a tortilla is right up my alley. Perhaps you like to hang out in alleys lined with tortillas as well? If so, follow me!Continue Reading >
There are some days when the thought of cooking makes me want to cry. Why? Because some days I'm tired and cooking seems like a daunting tast until I remind myself that making a delicious and satisfying meal does not have to be hard. Sometimes it can actually be super easy.
That's what this recipe for Mexican pasta salad is; it is super easy and super delicious. En un dos por tres, you can make this wonderful dish that only has five ingredients in it and still have time to sit for a second. I love it. It is also perfect for Lent or days you want to give meat a rest.
Isn't this one good lookin' meal? I mean, to me, it looks like art on a plate. I'm not much of an artist when it comes to painting or sculpting, but fortunately I up for making edible art. It's beautiful and delicious.
This delicious almond fish recipe can be made with cod or halibut--gotta love choices--and looks so lovely garnished with red roasted peppers. Make sure you have plenty of lemon wedges on hand because who doesn't love to squeeze lemon on their fish right before eating it? This is a great recipe for Lent or for those days that you want to do without meat.
Salmon isn't everyone's thing, I totally get that. But salmon is my thing. I love it. It makes me feel like a fancy lady everytime I eat it and I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that if more people gave it a chance it would become their thing too. It's good for you, it tastes amazing and it is really easy to prepare.
I've got a wonderful ancho-honey glazed salmon recipe to share with you that will make everyone at your table feel like they are dining at a high-end restaurant, but is probably one of the easiest meals you can make. It also happens to be a perfect meatless or Lent recipe.
When I was a kid, I did not like yucca. I don't know why, but it might have something to do with the fact that the first time I tried it, I thought I was biting into a potato. Yucca tasted nothing like a potato to me and it freaked me out. Then, you know how kids are, I wouldn't give it a second chance. The good thing is that with age comes wisdom and now I have given yucca many more chances and I do like it, I really do like it.
I've got a fabulous yucca risotto with shrimp recipe to share with it. It's the kind of meal that is perfect for a yucca lover, a shrimp lover, or a risotto lover. If you love all three, then bing, bang, boom! It's also a great recipe for Lent or anytime you want to go meatless. Enjoy!
I've got another delicious and meatless recipe for you that is perfect for Lent or any day you want to go sin carne. I love mushrooms. For three years I was a vegetarian and mushrooms were a huge staple for me. It's like they are meaty without being meat. This recipe for mushroom crepes or if you prefer en español, crepas de champiñones, is super easy and you can make it even easier by substituting corn tortillas for the crepes .
This year Lent starts on March 5 ... are you ready? Whether you observe or not, there are some fabulous Lenten recipes that will delight you and your family. I have a really great one for cod Veracruz to share with you today. I'm loving it because I don't make fish often enough and because it is super easy to make. Perfect for when you want to abstain from meat and hard work.
I'm really excited about this red chile and pork stew recipe. First of all because it fits right into my year-long quest of collecting fantastic one pot recipes and sharing them with you and also because this recipe features pork. I don't know why, but I very rarely cook with pork. For some reason I find it intimidating and really, it is no harder to cook than chicken or beef.
This particular dish promises to be flavorful and hearty and I love that it includes a squeeze of lime because I'm all about pairing animal protein with a bit of citrus, it just makes everything taste better. Then serve all of this up on a warm corn tortilla, say hello to satisfaction, why don't you?!Continue Reading >
I love the name of this dish, pollo borracho. I mean come on, what isn't funny about saying you are going to serve a drunk chicken for dinner? It's better than having your tío borracho come over and make a scene during dinner. Am I right or am I right?
This week I'm amused and excited to share yet another one-pot recipe with you. As you may or may not know, I'm on a year long quest to find fabulous one pot recipes and share them with you. This one looks delicious and don't worry you don't have to get a chicken drunk ahead of time to prepare it. You just need a little tequila and white wine for cooking and if you sample the tequila before you cook with it, I won't tell a soul. ¡Salud!Continue Reading >
I don't know about you, but my body is screaming at me after nearly two whole months of stuffing my belly with candy, pie, coquito, ham, cookies, arroz con gandules and wine this past holiday season. I am seriously craving fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, as I sit here writing this, there are homemade cinnamon buns and butter cookies on my counter and I really just want to throw them out. Sounds crazy right? I am just so completely done with the over-indulgence. So yesterday I went grocery shopping and stocked up on all sorts of our favorite healthy foods--foods that we eat on a regular basis outside of the holiday season--quinoa, citrus fruit, avocados, carrots and brussels sprouts to name a few, and I'm so looking forward to throwing together a few detox meals for my family. And no, that doesn't mean we will be eating our dinners in liquid form!Continue Reading >