Shrimp, Bean, and Peach Salad with Chamoy Dressing

Now, Here’s a Main Course Salad That is Anything But Boring. Yeah, it’s blisteringly hot outside and I’m not in the mood to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen. But I had some Rancho Gordo Royal Corona Beans and love them in a salad, so I soaked them overnight and put them […]

Red Fruit Salad with Lime and Chili Syrup

Here’s a Salad That Will Spark Up Any Meal! When fruits are at their peak, I don’t think you need to do a lot in order to enjoy them at their best. I love to serve them as salads and when I do, I keep everything else very simple. A grilled piece of meat or […]

Pomegranate Jam

Pomegranate Jam

This Lovely Jam Tastes as Bright as it Looks. Here’s a recipe that came about because of a screw-up on my grocery order. I inadvertently ended up with a huge amount of pomegranate juice and decided that some type of jam or jelly was in order. I got to work looking up recipes and not […]

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes

Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey through Ixta Belfrage’s new cookbook, Mezcla, I made Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes. Wow. Wow. And wow. Just imagine this. Sticky rice is baked in a mixture of coconut milk, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, and […]

Pork Larb

Pork Larb

So Much Flavor and Such Fun to Eat. I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping intensely flavored meats in lettuce leaves. The crunch and freshness of the lettuce is such a perfect balance with the salty and chili flavored meat. In this case I made Pork Larb, which I understand to be the […]

Skirt Steak Double Tacos with Tomato and Avocado Salad

Skirt Steak Double Tacos with Tomato and Avocado Salad

Melted Cheese Between Two Tortillas Makes for a Killer Taco. I realize these look odd, but please bear with me here. I encountered a recipe by Pati Jinich in which she describes tacos which are made by first dunking the tortillas in a tomato sauce, placing 2 at a time in a skillet, topping them […]