I am currently addicted to chayote. It is squash, but tastes more like a cucumber and yields a refreshing crunch when you bite into it. It can be eaten raw, sautéed, baked, pickeld, etc...The first time I actually used it was when I created this recipe for my pork chop with pomegranate seeds and tomatillo … Continue reading Chayote, Onion, and Green Tomato Pickled in Apple Cider Vinegar
This recipe was created specifically for my pork chop with pomegranate seeds and tomatillo cream sauce recipe. It can be used really for anything: tacos, steak, pasta. More than usually, I make this recipe as a salsa, which means leaving out the heavy whipping cream (basically working up to step 4 then stopping). When made as … Continue reading Tomatillo Cream Sauce Recipe
Many of my original recipes are inspired by cravings. I am addicted to Mexican food; but, in the South, it is really hard to Mexican food that is genuinely delicious and authentic. Here, Mexican food tends to come doused in cheese sauce, layered with cloyingly sweet flavors, packed with ground beef, or served in Taco Bell-styled, … Continue reading Pork Chop with Pomegranate Seeds and Tomatillo Cream Sauce Recipe
Okay. So, I don't claim that a chimichanga is authentic Mexican food, but it is an Arizona staple. Our state is saturated with celebrated, authentic Mexican food. Most of us are the kind of people who want taco trucks on every corner! So, next to California, we kind of have the market on Mexican-American food mashups. Thus, … Continue reading Chimichanga Recipe: Arizona Comfort Food
Being so far from my mom during the holidays makes me more homesick than usual. The best way to temporarily remedy this feeling is by cooking something that reminds me of her: a hearty bowl of pasta with a rich sherry cream sauce. As a child, my dad did most of the cooking: pot roasts … Continue reading Short-Cut Tagliatelle Pasta in a Sherry Cream Sauce, with Pork, Cranberries, and Pumpkin.
Winter is here. I mean real winter. Not that slightly cooler than Hates hot winter of my native Arizona. Instead, it's that put on your thickest jacket, pull up your knee high boots, and use the seat warmers in your car kind of winter, complete with deciduous trees and everything. To celebrate, I thought I … Continue reading Spiced, Roasted Pumpkin Recipe