With their creamy flesh and delicate color, avocados are an incredibly versatile fruit. Not only are they wonderful in classic Mexican dishes, they also taste delicious when mixed with fresh ingredients like tangy feta cheese and burst-in-your-mouth grape tomatoes. Served on top of a bed of lettuce, and a warmed tortilla, this chunky salad is both flavorful and filling. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Chilaquiles are a lovely alternative to tacos and enchiladas. Made with strips of tortillas and a cheesy sauce, they are like lasagna and are deliciously warm and chunky. Use purchased chicken to make this recipe more middle-of-the-week friendly. Pair with a cold beer and crunchy tortillas chips for a Mexican fiesta! Get the recipe when you read more
Here's the scenario: you are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have a couple of tortillas, fresh cilantro, and pepper jack cheese. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
To see what I would whip up, read more
When I was younger, I dreamed of having a mother who would have icy, cold lemonade and fresh, baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for me when I got home from school. Alas, my mom worked instead of baked and felt a snack of chocolate chip cookies was a bad one. In that respect, I've grown to think that the best afternoon snacks are those that combine a little bit of sweet, with a little bit of healthy. These cinnamon and sugar tostadas come together in minutes and pair nicely with fresh cut fruit, making them an ideal after school snack. Kids can help by mixing and sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on the whole wheat tortillas. Want the super easy recipe? Just read more
The best part of leftover grilled tuna is that it's so versatile. You can stir into pasta (hot or cold), it tastes great in an omelet, or as crabcake style tunacakes. However, one of my favorite things to do with it is to make it into a cold salad. The salad can be served on bread, toast, crackers or in a wrap. For a quick and easy way to use up last night's leftovers, read more
When it comes to corn chips, I am game for any color - yellow, white, or blue. Now, I have a valid reason to go blue. New research indicates that blue corn is more nutritious than its white counterpart.
Researchers from south of the Rio Grande have found blue corn to contain 20 percent more protein than white corn. Not only that, but blue corn also contains less starch and a lower glycemic index, meaning the sugar content of blue corn is absorbed by the body more slowly and provides a steady source of energy, with less chance of creating a blood sugar spike.
I often say, eat for color and now I know this approach to food applies to tortillas and chips as well.
If you have any of last night's beer can chicken left, then I highly recommend taking the juicy meat and turning it into a flavorful tex-mex chicken salad. Wrapped in a tortilla, this salad will make a great dinner for a hectic Monday, or as a lovely snack for Tuesday. To check out the simple recipe, read more
Any of you guys fans of director Robert Rodriguez? Well, did you know that he includes his own 10 minute cooking school videos on many of his DVDs? In each episode you get footage of Rodriguez walking you through one of his favorite recipes, intermixed with footage of his films. To check out videos for Sin City Breakfast Tacos (homemade tortillas even!) and Puerco Pibil (from Once Upon a Time In Mexico with Johnny Depp!), read more
I love it when I find a recipe that incorporates an ingredient in a way that I had never thought of using it before. Like using lemonade concentrate to make lemon cookies or enchilada sauce as the base of a tortilla stew as this recipe does. This is a great versatile stew to have in your repertoire because you can easily enhance and tweak it to your liking. Throw in a can of black beans and some diced potatoes for a heartier meal, or garnish with grated pepper jack cheese, fresh salsa, and sour cream for an impromptu Mexican themed fiesta. Take a peek at the recipe, read more