Soup season is officially here and I’ve decided I’m ok with it, as long as it’s soup like this chicken and white bean southwestern soup that I can garnish with ALL the toppings – cheese, sour cream, avocado, you name it. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more soup (and chili!) on here now that it’s finally starting to cool down in LA. But now that I say that, I’m sure it’ll be 90 degrees one day next week…
This Mexican street corn is sure to be a summer BBQ staple. It’s ridiculously easy to make and packed with flavor – the charred corn and tangy crema combo is mouthwateringly good. I could easily eat this as a main dish, but it’s fabulous as a side dish alongside some tacos, burgers, hotdogs, you name it.
Enchiladas have always been my go-to meal. When I’m not sure what to make for dinner and I’m craving Mexican food (which is pretty much 99% of the time), I make enchiladas. These creamy salsa verde chicken enchiladas were some of the best I’ve made in a while. They were even more special because they were made with a jar of Tejano Salsa Verde my brother shipped from his hometown of Dallas, Texas – and apparently you can only buy the salsa in Texas (but I guess there’s always Amazon). The enchiladas can of course be made with any jar of spicy salsa verde, though, so you really can’t go wrong!
Every time I visit my favorite Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, I order the carnitas plate. One time, I asked our server what makes the carnitas so good, and he mentioned that Coca Cola was one of the secret ingredients. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to make carnitas using Coca Cola. Fast forward to last weekend when I made the best carnitas I’ve ever made. The pork is juicy and tender and crisped to perfection once broiled. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top and you’re set! As a side note, I meant to photograph these tacos with lemons instead of limes, but honestly, the carnitas would be delicious with either.
YOU GUYS. I’ve gotta be honest, this is one of my favorite dishes I’ve made in a while – and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who doesn’t love soup! This white chicken chili is decadent, creamy, flavorful, the list goes on. It doesn’t hurt that there’s a brick of cream cheese in the recipe, but you definitely can’t skimp on that ingredient. Highly recommend making this ASAP!
Is there anything better than tacos? If I were answering, I’d say no. Tacos – and Mexican food in general – are my absolute favorite. These pork tenderloin carnitas are incredibly flavorful with a kick from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and don’t require a ton of toppings – a sprinkling of onions, cilantro, cotija cheese and lime juice will do the trick!
Searching for a dish to spruce up your weekend brunch? Look no further! This migas is full of flavor, hearty, healthy-ish, and easy on the eyes – making it the perfect breakfast to serve a table full of friends or family. I can’t wait to make this again soon.
Hello everyone! It’s been a minute since I last posted – I was busy planning a wedding and tying the knot! Although I was still cooking during my time away, I was never able to find the time to stage and photograph all of the food I was making! I’m hoping to be back on track now and blogging once every week or every other week. :-)
As I expected, last month flew by. I visited my hometown of Columbus, Ohio two different weekends, once for my cousin’s wedding then again for the first Ohio State football game (GO BUCKS!). Life has momentarily slowed down, so I was finally able to get back in the kitchen. These tostadas were delicious and simple to prepare. The freshly fried corn tortillas are a must!