Instead of obsessing over what to make, I like to select dishes that are virtually season-less, like this skewered fish with couscous. The fish chunks are coated with a store-bought tapenade before being cooked under the broiler. Served with a quick-cooking couscous, it makes for a healthy, balanced meal that comes together in minutes. To offer it to your family, check out the recipe and read more
What do you get when you combine crispy, salty chips with spicy, melty cheese and fresh, flaky crab? Some amazingly delicious nachos! Between the newly-picked crab, the homemade pico de gallo, and the pepper-jack béchamel, these nachos are more gourmet than ghetto — who said Mexican food can't be high end?
The recipe calls for blue corn tortilla chips, but any tortilla chip would work. I used frozen corn — make sure it's thawed, you don't want soggy nachos — because fresh isn't in season. These nachos were incredibly tasty and I'm definitely making them again. To look at the recipe, read more
As a kid, I hate to admit it, but I grew up on junk food. Maybe that's why I'm such a freak about it now - too many years of eating crap that make you feel like crap.
Nacho Cheese Doritos were one of my faves. They were a typical afternoon snack when I came home from school - I used to LOVE licking the powdered cheese off my orange-stained fingers. I've long since given those up, but they'll always be one of my fond childhood memories.
While at the health food store, I came upon Pico de Gallo Chips made by Garden of Eatin'. They taste so much like Doritos, but the ingredients are much healthier. Doritos have partially hydrogenated soybean and Cottenseed oil. And nothing says junk food like artificial color - love that Yellow 6. Yum.
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