Archives: cilantro

Southwestern Tofu Wraps

September 14, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Southwestern Tofu Wraps | Filed in: Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Southwestern, Vegetarian.

Need a quick, healthy lunch or light dinner idea? Then try this recipe for Southwestern Tofu Wraps. The fresh cilantro and lime juice add fresh flavor and liven up the tofu (which is normally bland). To bump up the Southwestern flavors, I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder to the tofu mixture. For • Read More »

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Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Quemada)

September 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This salsa rocks! If you’ve never made fresh salsa before, I highly encourage you to make a batch of it. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up and how delicious it is! Of course, starting with top quality ingredients (vine-ripened tomatoes) is key to a good salsa, while dry roasting the veggies in a pan • Read More »

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Pico De Gallo Salsa

July 19, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Sauce, Snack.

Homemade salsa is super easy to make and waaaaay better than most you’ll buy at the grocery store. Plus, you can make it exactly how you like it (spicier, milder, more lime, etc.). Whip up a batch of this salsa, buy the best tortilla chips you can find and invite some friend over! Homemade salsa is • Read More »

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Jalapeño Chicken Salad

May 10, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich, Southwestern.

This recipe, inspired by south-of-the-border flavors,  is a delicious twist on classic chicken salad. It’s got kick from the pickled jalapeños, crunch from the chopped veggies, and flavor from the cilantro and fresh lime. Serve the jalapeño chicken salad in the easy-to-make tortilla bowls or use it as a filling for wraps. The tortilla bowl isn’t as crisp and • Read More »

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Great Guacamole!

May 2, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern.

Guacamole…so simple yet so incredibly delicious. The first time I had really great guacamole was at a resort in Tuscon, Arizona. The waiter made it at our table so, of course, we were impressed with the presentation: mashing the perfect avocado right before our very eyes in a molcajete, the traditional Mexican version of a mortar • Read More »

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Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

January 11, 2011 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Turkey.

I ran across this recipe for Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad the other day and thought it would be a great pasta salad dish to make for the weekend: tender noodles, crunchy snow peas and a creamy, peanutty Asian-inspired dressing. Yumm! Husband loved it, too. You’ll notice that this recipe serves 20 people, which is great • Read More »

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Ranchero Beef Stew

November 6, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Beef stew is always a favorite at my house. Sometimes I like to change it up by making Ranchero Beef Stew, a Spanish-inspired dish that features beef simmered with carrots, green chilies, tomatoes and green olives. It’s hearty, filling and and a nice change from traditional beef stew! The recipe states that the stew only needs • Read More »

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Tortillas with Eggs

October 22, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern, Vegetarian.

My mom has me hooked on the combination of scrambled eggs with green chilies! Sometimes I crave it, which is what led me to this recipe for Tortillas with Eggs. It’s a great breakfast or brunch dish and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed more people. You can also get creative and add other ingredients • Read More »

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Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer.

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I • Read More »

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