Recipes

Cheese Stuffed Albondigas in Tomato Chipotle Broth

Cheese Stuffed Albondigas in Tomato Chipotle Broth

Meatballs, or albondigas in Spanish, are a favorite comfort food in almost ever culture. This version is a recipe adapted from a friend in Mexico, who makes them at the request of her family at least once a month. After preparing them together with her in our kitchen in Playa del Carmen, we can understand […]
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chicken salad crostini with Mexican Caesar Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad Crostini with Pepitas and Cilantro

Chicken Caesar Salad is one of those staple recipes that I’ve found, in one form or another, on restaurant menus around the world. According to legend, the dressing was originally made by an Italian chef who had immigrated to the United States but was working in Mexico to avoid prohibition in the 1920’s. During a busy day […]
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fruit and nut salad with feta cheese

Salad with Fruit, Walnuts and Feta Cheese

I first made this salad when trying to figure out what to do with a fig flavored balsamic vinegar that I received as a gift. Since then it has become a household favorite, even when I only have regular balsamic on hand. The fresh bright flavors make a wonderfully refreshing appetizer or light meal, especially on hot […]
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Red and Green Chicken Enchiladas

Green and Red Chicken Enchiladas

One of my favorite things about eating at restaurants while traveling trough Mexico is being offered several types of salsas. After being seated a variety of salsas are often placed on the table, and they can widely depending on the region. Each sauce has a different level of heat and complexity that can completely change the […]
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green tomatillo salsa

Charred Salsa Verde

Charred Salsa Verde, or Green Salsa, combines roasted vegetables with fresh herbs and lime juice to create a sauce that adds depth and freshness to even the “heaviest” Mexican dishes. The base of the sauce is the humble tomatillo, a green fruit covered in a thin husk that must be removed before eating. The flavor […]
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Perfect Italian Meatballs

Perfect Italian Meatballs

There’s really nothing more delicious and homey than a plate full of spaghetti topped with homemade meatballs and sauce. We’ve been making meatballs this way for years, inspired by the secret recipe of a family of Italian chefs we met in San Diego. Of course, we’ve made our own modifications over time. The real secret for moist, […]
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on February 19, 2017
Chorizo Egg Stuffed Potato

Chorizo Cheese and Egg Stuffed Potato

During a recent visit to Mexico I found my new guilty pleasure – Chorizo sausage and cheese stuffed potatoes. While my husband drooled over street tacos and grilled meat I only had eyes for the potato. So one morning I decided to turn my new obsession into brunch – that way I didn’t have to […]
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on February 12, 2017
Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Sopa de Lima – Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Sopa de Lima is a traditional soup from Mexico’s Yucatan region. It is similar to the better known Tortilla Soup but adds a fresh citrus flavor with the liberal use of fresh lime. The limes used in the Yucatan Peninsula are often a variety called “lima agria,” which are slightly sweet and bitter at the […]
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on February 8, 2017
Beef Chorizo and Guacamole Sliders

Beef, Chorizo and Guacamole Sliders

Looking for a change from your typical everyday cheeseburger? Adding chorizo (spicy sausage) takes the flavor of an average burger to a whole new level. There are several varieties of chorizo to choose from, such as smoked Spanish-style sausage made with paprika or spicy Mexican-style sausage spiked with chile peppers. The consistency of the chorizo […]
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on January 29, 2017
guacamole dip recipe

Ultimate Guacamole Dip

The first time I had guacamole, I really wasn’t a big fan. That is probably because the dip was either store bought or made in a blender so the consistency was runny. Then I had my first guacamole made table side at a restaurant and the whole flavor was completely different. The dip was thick […]
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on January 22, 2017