5 posts tagged Hispanic Dishes

Bean and Quinoa Chili (Chili Sin Carne)

I don’t know what it is with my desire to cook chili 11ty different ways this month, but this was another one of those “clean out the pantry” adventures that turned out much better than I expected it would. I’ve been on a quinoa kick again lately, so this was a very flavourful way to utilize it. I wrote the recipe with a bit of heat, so if you’re not a huge fan of spice, I would tone down the use of chilies and jalepenos. Continue Reading

Mexican Pork Carnitas Lasagna

If you're like me, you plan to cook for only 2 people, maybe 3 or 4, but end up with enough leftovers to feed an army. I'm constantly tossing out expired food, and when I have an opportunity to reuse leftovers without getting bored of eating the same thing for 3 consecutive nights, I grab it. This casserole was a great way to use up my leftover taco fixings from my Pork Carnitas Tacos, and the cheese from my Queso Fundido. Also, I clearly underestimated my posting power in yesterday's queso post, so since this is absolutely my very last post until sometime next week, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! <3 Continue Reading

Queso Fundido

Living in Texas has it's perks and it's pitfalls. Mexican food eateries abound, and queso in local restaurants is about the best I've ever had. That's also a pitfall. Delicious, gooey, cheesy, spicy dip? Sign. Me. Up. So, for a recent gathering with my family, I made some Queso to go along with the Pork Carnitas Tacos I made this past weekend. This will most likely be my last post before the Holidays, so I wanted to wish all of my family and friends a happy and joyful Christmas, and a prosperous New Year. Lots of love from Texas! Continue Reading

Pork Carnitas Tacos

I love tacos. Especially slow-cooked pork shoulder braised in a delicious beer and loads of garlic. Today was the weekly Sunday dinner with my sister, her husband, and my neice. I wanted to make something that had a bit of preparation at the outset, but not a terrible amount to do once my guests were here. This is a great entertaining dish - just throw it in the oven, and forget it for about 3 hours. Served with Weston's Guacamole and some caramalized onions, cilantro, and some queso fresco, this is a delicious meal, and you should have plenty of leftovers! Continue Reading

Seafood and Sausage Paella

Although I'm Spanish by heritage, I've only had paella a handful of times in my life. I remember eating at the Spanish American Club in San Francisco with my family and my uncle and cousins when I was about 13 years old. We had tapas and arroz con pollo and paella, and it was all incredibly delicious! Now, I don't have a paella pan yet, but I do plan on getting one as there was not nearly enough of the burnt bottom crust in my version of the dish, but a Dutch oven is a fine alternative. Continue Reading