Spam and Potatoes

Ok, stay with me on this one. I know spam gets a bad rap. I mean it is meat in a can that’s been processed, and  looks like a weird meat brick when you slide it out of the metal container. But spam is used in a lot of different cuisines. Hawaiians make it with…

Spicy Baked Lobster

Sometimes you want to make something really special for the person you love. Or you want to make a really special dinner for yourself. I talked to a couple of my friends about making this dinner and they seemed really scared of handling the lobsters. These funky looking crustaceans can be intimidating but hopefully after reading…

Grouper Veracruz

I’ve recently been trying blue apron. Now this isn’t an endorsement and I’m not getting any advertising money but we really like it. I try to balance blue apron with my own recipes but it’s really nice to have everything already packaged and portioned for you. I also get some great ideas for recipes! This…

Potato Rolled Tacos

Living so far from home you miss the little things, laughing at the table with your family while they share gossip, being able to watch a football team that isn’t the Jets or the Giants but the thing I miss tremendously is the food! Mexican food, tacos, burritos, freshly made tortillas. There is one place…

Bacon Tomato Potato and Lime Fish

Being healthy is important, but I suck at dieting. Once I tell myself I shouldn’t eat something I get really hungry, usually craving the one thing I told myself not to eat. So instead of depriving myself I’m trying to incorporate healthy foods into my diet. I know, bacon is the first thing in the…

Chipotle Flank Steak

Steak tacos are amazing…I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like them. However, they can get a little boring. So to spice them up (literally and figuratively) you can add a little chipotle marinade and some pickled red onion for crunch! Click here for the full recipe. Chipotle Flank Steak:  1 1/4 lb flank…

Chorizo and Shrimp Tacos! 

Labor Day weekend is all about the food! We get people together and host parties. I’m always looking for something new to serve that is delicious but also easy to make for a large group of people. This recipe is all of those things and more. It is so yummy, very quick and can easily…

Chorizo and Steak Tortas

Tortas are very popular in Mexican cuisine. They come in very different varieties, but the basic make up is meat (steak, adobo, chicken) with fillings such as avocado, mayonnaise/sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes and onion in a pan birote (oblong crusty white sandwich roll). You can also find tortas ahogadas (which means drowned) that are covered in…

Chorizo and Chicken Tacos!

Chorizo, Chorizo, Chorizo! This is one of my favorite things to eat. My papa used to make it pretty much every weekend for breakfast. Its amazing with potatoes and/or eggs, or just by itself with some beans. I wasn’t able to find Mexican chorizo for some time since I moved up north and I have…

Green Chili Baby Back Ribs

Everyone loves Baby Back Ribs…I mean there’s even a song about them. But we live busy lives and don’t always have time to slow cook some delicious ribs. Sometimes we want some less time consuming but equally tasting spicy, tangy, green chili ribs! Click here for the full recipe. Ribs: 1 rack of ribs, sliced 3…

Machaca!

I don’t know how many people have heard of Machaca but essentially it is dried meat, usually beef that is then rehydrated. It’s a very common dish in Mexican cuisine. I grew up eating it mostly in the burrito form or as you’ll see below scrambled with eggs! Click here for the full recipe. Machaca:…

Patatas Bravas! 

I don’t know if you’ve ever eaten Patatas Bravas…but if you’re ever in a restaurant that has them you should give them a shot. They don’t sound like they are special…crispy fried potatoes, seasoned with a little garlic, paprika…drizzled with a little chipotle mayo sauce…nope they don’t sound like anything I’d like to be eating…