Sabor a Cabo Rural

From the moment you enter the grounds of Restaurante/Huerta Los Tamarindos to the very last bite you are transported to the hacienda atmosphere of the true Mexico.   From the tacos de cabron to the tamales of sweet potato and pork in banana leaves to the oyster and fish roe shooters.  WHAT A TREAT! Muchas gracias a El Office! Tuna sopes were spectacular.  Not to mention the tacos de res and the tequila tastings. Chef Silva and company have given the Cabo foodie community another reason to celebrate! There were also some homemade empanadas dulces and other posters and pastellitos to … Continue reading Sabor a Cabo Rural

Middle Eastern Feast

Eating healthy with vegetarian middle eastern dishes is easy. Sunday supper with the bounty of our family garden and and a few extras.  Fattoush salad with garden tomatoes, parsley and mint tossed with mixed greens, toasted pita and tahini dressing.  Kasseri cheese and oil cured olives.GF My mom’s favorite cucumber salad.GF Recipe to follow…. Homemade falafel and green beans with onions and shatta round out the feast.GF Vegetarian is so refreshing on a hot summer night! Helen’s Cucumber Salad 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers 1 tsp. Salt 1/2 red (or yellow)sweet onion, sliced thin 1/2 cup greek yogurt or labne … Continue reading Middle Eastern Feast

Local sources

Great finds today @portcityproduce2 and @seaviewcrabcompany just up the road from me in little old Wilmington, N.C..  Burgundy okra roasted in bacon fat was crispy and fun to eat. Black sea bass from my favorite fish monger, broiled with a lightly browned butter sauce was flaky and moist.  Tri-color quinoa with spring onions rounded out the meal. Local is ALWAYS best! Continue reading Local sources

Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

It’s time to vote for a Round 2 favorite in the Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Sargento Cheese.  The Round 2 category is MEXICAN…Ole’!  My close friends and family know that I’ve had a love affair with Mexico ever since I lived there during my college years.  That is true. However, the inspiration for my entry is actually a dish from El Azteco, an East Lansing eatery that any true MSU Spartan knows well.  My recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Suizas with Poblano Crema is an homage to one of my favorite dishes at El Azteco.  This layered, cheesy, creamy chicken … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two