• chicken nachos
    Dinner

    Tequila-Lime Chicken Nachos

    I love nachos!! I’m not sure if its the finger food aspect or what, but there are times I like them more than tacos. This version is a ground chicken version using one of my favorite flavor combos for Mexican food: tequila and lime!!! Rob and I have been making something along these lines for a while, but haven’t really ever made them pretty like this. Historically, we just used those store-bought taco seasoning packs. There is just something about those things that is hard to replicate. Plus they are just so easy, I don’t always feeling like trying. Anyway this time around, we did make our own spice mix.…

  • steak tacos
    Dinner

    Flank Steak Tacos with Corn-Avocado Salsa

    Its almost Cinco de Mayo and that obviously means its time for a taco post. Flank or skirt steak remains one of my favorite taco meats. Its flavorful and easy to cook. For this one, I went with a pretty traditional fajita mix for the seasoning. I have gotten this spice mix down and didn’t really feel like messing with a good thing. The real highlight of these tacos is the Corn-Avocado Salsa. Roasted corn and avocado provide a really nice flavor and textural contrast that really enhances the taco experience. This was also the first time we tried queso blanco as our cheese topping instead of Cotija. I am…

  • glazed salmon taco
    Dinner

    Taco Tuesday: Glazed Salmon Tacos

    For this addition of Taco Tuesday, I am bringing my first set of fish tacos!! While I am not a huge fan of salmon, I loved the flavor of these Glazed Salmon Tacos. The glaze is a spicy-sweet mixture that really helps to offset the fishiness of the salmon. Fish tacos can really add an interesting dimension to tacos mainly because of the texture. A flaky fish like salmon makes for a nice light taco that can be perfect in the summer months. On the other side of the spectrum are fried fish tacos. These are great as they add a really nice crunchy textural element to the taco which…

  • Classic Guacamole
    Side Dish

    Classic Guacamole

    I am fairly confident that Guacamole is pretty close to universal at this point.  It makes a great topping for tacos, nachos, or just by itself as a dip. For me, I make it just about any time I am doing a Mexican inspired dish.  It adds s cool refreshing note to the dish, while generally being a lot healthier than other toppings.   What is also great about guacamole is the ability to really vary it up.  You can just about make it with whatever you’ve got.  Just about any onion type works and can bring different flavors.  Want to throw in some tomato, go ahead!!  Don’t like cilantro, you can make…

  • Avocado Bagel Toast
    Breakfast,  Cocktails

    Avocado Bagel Toast and Mimosas

    Avocado Toast has become a super popular breakfast/brunch item. In concept it is super simple, but in reality it allows you to really mix up your breakfast. The basics are obvious, some form of toasted bread and avocado. I found that mashed avocado is really essential to allow you to properly spread it. Bagels are easily one of my favorite breakfast foods. Growing up, my family would sometimes go out to grab bagels from a shop and it was family bonding time. Now that I am grown, I find bagels are a quick, easy breakfast that is good for a grab and go breakfast on my way to work. Rob…

  • Cali Club Sandwich
    Lunch

    California Club Sandwich

    Who doesn’t love a good classic club sandwich?  While not the most exciting culinary topic, a good sandwich is sometimes just what is needed and you can do so much with a sandwiches.  Personally, Clubs are my favorite sandwich, they are easy and simply flavored.  That simple flavor is why they are so much fun, it makes them great for experimenting.  Want to make them more fun?  Make it a California Club Sandwich!  I had some extra avocado and this sandwich just called to me. This time, I decided to create a bit of new flavor as well with some sun-dried tomatoes.  To give the sandwich that flavor, I created…