Aztec Kale Salad

Served with a cup of Creamy Tortilla Soup, this salad makes the perfect Mexican-inspired dinner. To make a complete meal of the salad alone, toss in some chicken breast, cumin-marinated tofu, or carne asada.

Chicken Poblano Street Tacos

I usually cook my meals from scratch, no matter how effort-filled. But when you are cooking for a crowd, you must know your limitations. The night I “invented” the Chicken Poblano Tacos, I was already making two other tacos from scratch: Carne Asada Street Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema and a Halibut Fish Taco with Cilantro Lime Crema.

Enter the humble rotisserie chicken. It’s pre-cooked, pre-seasoned, and ready to go in pretty much any recipe that calls for slow cooked, pulled chicken. Add that to Frontera’s taco skillet sauce, and your taco night will pack on heck of a punch.

CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS

In January 2017, I visited Chicago to celebrate the birth of my beautiful niece, Virginia Abbe Strange. I arrived at the airport to find the entire city hibernating against the cold (-20 with windchill!), and found myself determined to bring my SoCal sunshine to the
The key to a juicy and flavorful skirt steak is in the marinade. Do not fast track the marinating time, and give this pedestrian meat all the TLC it deserves

Creamy Tortilla Soup

We went to Costco the other day not for groceries, but for the free samples. Don’t pretend like you don’t do that too!

Central American-Inspired Chicken

Early yesterday morning, Kirby packed his things and left for a long weekend in Puerto Rico. Still stuck in Washington, DC until the Friday night, I couldn’t help but think about all the traveling I wished I was doing.