Salsa/Guac

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

Eggplant, Beet Greens & Mushrooms Quesadilla

A basic quesadilla, as served in American restaurants, consists of cheese in a toasted flour tortilla. Other, more healthy offerings may include spinach, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, chicken etc in addition to the cheese. When I occasionally make quesadillas at home I am sure to use whole wheat tortillas rather than the ones made with white … More Eggplant, Beet Greens & Mushrooms Quesadilla

Pickled Pink Onions With Brown Rice, Garbanzos & Spinach

I ran across these Pink Onions (™) at the supermarket and, having never seen them before, I had to see what was so special about them that they claimed trademark status. The story on the packaging reveals that pink onions were originally grown in France and were introduced to the British in the 1800s. They … More Pickled Pink Onions With Brown Rice, Garbanzos & Spinach

Cabbage Foogath Wrap

I recently used up the supply of coconut in the freezer so it was time to scrape another coconut. I like how the crank shaft of the coconut scraper fit perfectly through the hole in the flexible cutting board and held it in place. Most of the scraped coconut went into the freezer but I … More Cabbage Foogath Wrap

Breakfast Tacos

These breakfast tacos are whole wheat tortillas filled with scrambled eggs and skillet potatoes prepared with nopalitos. Ingredients for the skillet potatoes were: cumin seeds onion pickled nopalitos (cactus) potatoes jalapeños * kosher salt oil for sautéing Cumin seeds, onion and jalapeño were sautéed in a combination of olive and canola oils. Potatoes precooked in … More Breakfast Tacos

Red Beans & Brown Rice Make A Tasty Burrito

Today was leftovers day. I realize the thought of someone else’s leftovers may not always be the most appealing, but having been intimately involved in every aspect of the food’s preparation and history I eagerly anticipated it. The fact is, some dishes develop the best flavor by spending the night in the refrigerator. The red … More Red Beans & Brown Rice Make A Tasty Burrito