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 »
Jalapeño Chicken SaladMay 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 »
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 »
Chorizo, Poblano and Yam Fajitas with Lime-Marinated Red OnionsSeptember 27, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.
If you’re looking for an adventurous new dish to try than give this recipe a whirl! There’s definitely a lot of flavor and texture going on in these fajitas: spiciness from the chorizo, sweetness from the yam and crunch from the lime-marinated red onions. The recipe calls for using fresh chorizo sausage, not the smoked • Read More »
Grilled Salmon with Wasabi-Ginger MayonnaiseAugust 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.
If you like the flavors of wasabi and ginger (which I do!), you’re going to love this recipe! You get a little zip from the wasabi without it knocking your head off, plus a little zing from the ginger and lime. This is a great summer recipe, and tastes like something you’d order in a • Read More »
Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato SauceAugust 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 »
Thai Red Curry with Chicken & VegetablesApril 30, 2010 | By andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
Thai food makes me happy! I love all the exotic spices and flavors associated with it. A good curry is a harmony of many different flavors working together to become one. Fortunately for the home cook, many grocery stores now sell Thai curry paste in their Asian food section, which makes it much easier to • Read More »
Chicken Curry Soup with Coconut and LimeDecember 29, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Curry Soup with Coconut and Lime | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
Here’s a quick curry-flavored soup that is delicious and easy to make. You can even change up the flavors each time you make it by using different curries. I used curry powder this time (doubling the amount called for); next time I’ll try red, green or yellow Thai curry paste. Although the soup would be • Read More »