Salad Bowl

It may be too soon to do another post about salad in a tortilla bowl, but I can tell you it’s not too soon for me to want to experience one again. The freeform bowls were made with tortillas brushed with olive oil and baked at 350ºF.   Black beans were seasoned with cumin, chili … More Salad Bowl


A Mexican restaurant we used to frequent would bring three different salsas in carafes to the table along with the complimentary chips. All three were excellent salsas, but our favorite was the salsa verde which obviously had avocado as an ingredient. Despite being tempered with avocado it was the most picante of the three. Since … More Salsa/Guac

Taco Salad With Pumpkin, Black Beans, Corn & Poblano Peppers

I couldn’t help but notice this gnarly looking pumpkin at the farmers’ market. With a little research I learned that this winter squash is called a Green Goblin Pumpkin. Other names are Marina di Chioggia and Sea Pumpkin.   I’ve never been much of a pumpkin eater. Unlike Peter (the pumpkin eater), I have managed … More Taco Salad With Pumpkin, Black Beans, Corn & Poblano Peppers

Look! No Cheese!

Believe it or not, as much as I love cheese, I frequently elect not to use it in dishes where it would typically serve wonderfully. Most of the time it is not even missed, although if it was there a cheese lover’s eyes would light up. Lunch today was refried black beans served in a … More Look! No Cheese!

Taco Salad For One

If you have read my post for yesterday you know that I am on my own here for about a week. Eating by oneself is no reason not to take the time to prepare something special. Today I made a taco salad for myself. It started by making whole wheat tortilla bowls. A couple of … More Taco Salad For One

Taco Salad

I get cravings. Fortunately most of them are healthy cravings. I think that is because I have consciously, through logic, chosen to eliminate or severely limit certain categories of foods from my diet. The ice cream section in the supermarket occupies one side of an entire aisle, but I am rarely tempted to turn my … More Taco Salad