Comida Latina, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try This Week

May 28, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

Hey! It’s Sunday, and even better, you don’t have to work tomorrow! They say summer starts tomorrow but as far as I’m concerned it started last Wednesday when my kids finished up their school year, and none too soon because guess what?!! We’re moving back to California!!!! (!!!!) (Extra exclamation points, can you tell I’m excited?) This picture is what I’m going to be like on the beach. “Get your own damn Sprite, kid.” I’m going to try my best to keep up with new recipes during the move but don’t be concerned if I drop off the face of the earth for a couple of weeks. I’ll be back, in a new kitchen, with new recipes just as soon

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Apps, Drinks, Mains, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Snacks

30 Memorial Day Recipes To Get You Through The Weekend

May 26, 2016
Memorial Day Recipes

  The long weekend is almost here!! You got plans? Whether your lounging by the pool or grilling in the backyard, I’ve got 30 recipes that you are going to love. From snacks to sweets these recipes are summer party ready, almost all can be made ahead, and most are pretty easy to pull off, leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the official kick-off to summer! Have a great weekend everybody!! Snacks Chili Lime Roasted Peanuts Roasted Red Pepper Black Bean Hummus Doritos Chicharrones de Harina {Vegan} Chips and Salsa Morita Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus   Drinks Blackberry Limonada Margarita Raspberry Prickly Pear Agua Fresca {Non-alcoholic} La Mulita Cocktail Pink Chia Lemonade {Non-alcoholic} Crushed Strawberry Margarita   Burgers Chorizo

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Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes

Heather Christo’s Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

May 24, 2016
Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Pesto Recipe

It’s Taco Tuesday!!!! My record for chicken tacos is what some might call tragic. When it comes to tacos we generally go the beef route. It is high time on this blog that chicken gets the attention it deserves, and (thank you very much) to my dear friend Heather, I’m making up for lost recipes with these babies. These gorgeous green-sauced beauties come from Heather Christo’s new cookbook, Pure Delicious. It is a book full of recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, cane sugar, tree nuts, shellfish, peanuts, and eggs. Now that might seem a bit intimidating to those of us fortunate enough to not suffer from any food allergies but no matter your diet this book is full of

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Condiments and Salsas, Popular, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try This Week

May 21, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

Happy Sunday! I apologize for leaving you all in a recipe-depleted dust the last few weeks. I think I’m just now getting out of my tequila-infused haze from Margarita Week. But I’m back! And I’ve found 10 (mostly) weeknight friendly recipes that will get you through dinner, after school snack time, a long day at work (grown up slushy, anyone?) and anything else life might throw at you this week. How are you guys doing? Summer’s almost here—can you believe it?!!! My kids are done with school next week and we’ve got so much exciting news that I’m bursting to share with you guys…but I can’t just yet. Stay tuned, this summer’s going to be a doozy. What are your

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Breakfast, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes, Snacks

Green Tea Smoothie

May 18, 2016
Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m not a big smoothie person. I would never be interested in a smoothie bowl. I mean what is that? Why would you put a smoothie in a bowl and then eat it with a spoon like pretend melted ice cream? You can hate me if you want but at least we’re clear on where we stand. Armando makes smoothies quite often for breakfast and being the gracious soul that he is, always offers me some. I usually, politely turn him down. I’m hungry in the morning (okay, all the time) and I want real food….that needs chewed… not sucked down with a straw. The afternoon, however, is a different story.

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Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Mains, Recipes

Mixed Mushroom Tostadas with Charred Scallion Pesto

May 17, 2016
Mixed Mushroom Tostadas Recipe

If you’ve ever read this blog….like ever, you already know my infatuation with tostadas. There are the cauliflower ceviche ones, the roasted squash ones, the ones drowning in braised red chile pork, you get the idea.  Given the choice I would choose tostadas over tacos any day. When it comes to my favorite Mexican fare, the snap of the tostada’s shell wins out over the chew of a soft corn tortilla on most occasions and especially if the filling is going to be tender or fluffy or creamy. Today I’m sharing my love for all things tostada over on my friend Meg’s site, Beard and Bonnet. You probably know about her, she’s the queen of gluten-free baking, a cocktail goddess, and

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Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Mains, Recipes, Salads

Salpicón Fattoush Salad with Chipotle Dressing

May 13, 2016
Salpicon Fattoush Salad Recipe

¡Hola! This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria and Flatout Bread. The recipe and opinions however are all mine. Thanks so much for supporting the business that makes this blog possible! As soon as the days get hot two things spontaneously happen in our house. Shirts come off (I’m talking about the children here), jorts go on, and every meal becomes instantly better when eaten outside. We had our first al fresco dinner of the year this week. It hasn’t been consistently warm enough to warrant taking the picnic table out of the garage so it was a hodgepodge of benches, miniature kids chairs, and stools circled up with some of us balancing plates on our laps, but it was glorious. There’s just something

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes, Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Borracho Beans

May 11, 2016
Slow Cooker Borracho Beans Recipe

In this swinging pendulum of spring weather it’s kinda nice to have a pot of beans every once in a while. We don’t eat beans as often as I’d like. My kids detest them (a personal flaw I try to overlook) so more often than not, Armando and I will just open up a can and doctor it with some sautéed onion and garlic and cumin. Every now and again I like to commit to a big pot which we can then have for lunches, breakfasts, and snacks all week. I tend to get very hungry around 10 am and a bowlful of beans just hits the spot. Especially if it’s rainy or surprisingly cold or (dare I say it),

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Blackberry Limonada Margarita

May 4, 2016
Blackberry Limonada Margarita Recipe

Holy Mother of God, what a week!! Seriously, when I conjured up this whole Margarita Week thing in my head I thought maybe a few of my friends would throw up some recipes because they love me and know I love tequila but I never thought so many über-talented food bloggers (many of whom I only know in the virtual sense of the term) really went BIG! I mean just take a moment to peruse through this list. It breaks my margarita-loving heart then seals it back up again with a salted rim. All I want to say to those of you who participated is, Thank You. You guys make me very thirsty. After reading Nicole’s post on what Cinco de Mayo

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Pasta and Noodles, Recipes, Soups and Stews

Spring Sopita de Letras: Foodies Fighting Hunger

May 3, 2016
Spring Sopita de Letras Recipe

We’re gonna step back from the all day-every day Cinco de Mayo fiesta for just a minute. Hope that’s okay. I’ve got something a bit more serious but very near and dear to my heart that I want to share with you today. A few weeks ago I was asked by the forever lovely, Whitney from Jewhungry,  if I wanted to join in a collaboration with other food bloggers to talk about a silent but growing issue in our society: hunger. It goes without saying that as someone who thinks of basically nothing but food this is a topic that concerns me a great deal. More importantly as a mama of her own babies it pains me to no end

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