Shrimp pico de gallo is the perfect appetizer on a hot day. No cooking involved! The lime in this recipe helps to soften up already cooked and dried shrimp making it the perfect crunch to your summer cocktails. This recipe is SUPER simple. Just dice […]
I’m all for spicing things up and a sad ol’ coleslaw was in desperate need of some sprucing! This pad thai veggie slaw is similar to your traditional coleslaw with shredded carrots and cabbage but instead of a lifeless watered-down mayo dressing, I’ve added a […]
A few weeks ago a rare occasion happened in Oaxaca: my husband and I had the SAME afternoon free with absolutely NO obligations!! WOOHOO!! That happens about once in a million years. So we decided to have lunch at a casual place downtown where they happened to serve some really yummy soup. This recipe is my copycat version of their spicy white bean soup. (more…)
All Mexican food is essentially the same four ingredients rearranged and called something different. Quesadilla? Tortilla, cheese, salsa. Tacos? Tortilla, meat, salsa. Tostada? Fried tortilla, meat, salsa. Essentially they are all the same thing. But despite it’s simplicity, one of my favorite Mexican breakfasts is entomatadas.
Transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet can be a challenge for some because it requires eating different foods that what they are used to. Many new vegans complain about the lack of flavor in their new healthy food. That’s because their ‘flavor’ that they are used to is loads of oil and fat which healthy plant based food is lacking. My advise to you is to spice things up with spices instead of salt and fat, or specifically with salsa! (more…)
After living in Mexico for four years I’ve come pretty accustomed to spicy foods. I’ve built up a tolerance and can handle some heat. But in Washington there are many other foods that have a different kind of spice. Because its just a hop across the ocean, Washington state receives a lot of immigrants from a variety of Asian countries. And their food is glorious! (more…)