Compressed Watermelon Salad With Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I have so much to talk about that I don't even know where to begin.  (If my husband were editing this, he would have just told me I've already told you more that you need to know.)  Since the editor is out, I'll carry on. ;-)The thing is, I have a lot on my mind -- about this recipe, and otherwise.The recipe.  If … [Read more...]

Perfect Poached Eggs Over Double Hatch Hash Browns

Perfect Poached Eggs Over Double Hatch Hash Browns

This is an absolutely ideal, comforting brunch dish that's full of rich and intense flavors and all kinds of contrasting textures.I can't express enough to you how incredibly delicious this is.  I urge you to make it for friends and family, as it will surely be a meal they'll never forget.  Every bite has both soft … [Read more...]

Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

CACIQUE-Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela "Croutons" and Chipotle Crema Mexicana-pink-green-gold-ceramic bowls |

This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  And as always, all opinions are my own.When you cut Cacique's Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it -- just as you would steak.  No joke! Rather than melt into a sauce, the surface of this delicious cheese, … [Read more...]

Chorizo Enchilado Melt

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.My work can't get much better than tasting my way through all of the delicious Cacique products.  I have been loving creating recipes with them!  And this recipe combines two of my favorites: beef chorizo and … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup Recipe

Frost in LA and Roasted Tortilla Soup Recipe |

I didn't intend to make tortilla soup -- nor is this a traditional tortilla soup.Last Sunday was incredibly cold and I was making a casual family dinner to bring to my parents' house.  I set out to make a roasted tomato soup of sorts to warm us all up, and it tasted extremely reminiscent of my mom's favorite … [Read more...]

Papaya-Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette

Papaya Avocado Salad with Cactus Pear Lemon Vinaigrette |

This is definitely one of those dishes that might as well be a painting.  (Well, at least an edible one.)  It's one of my recipes that came together as much by color as it did by flavor.I started with the stunning Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette, and from there, my first requirement for each ingredient was that the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bars on Eating Rules for #OctoberUnprocessed

Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Bars for #OctoberUnprocessed

There's so much going on in the food world in October:  National Apple Month, National Chili  Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month, and believe it or not, there are many more foods being celebrated.For Andrew Wilder of Eating Rules, the most important one is October Unprocessed -- it's his creation, after all. This is … [Read more...]

Best Hatch Chile Recipes

My Best Hatch Chile Recipes |

Get the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post. Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long. … [Read more...]

Seared Ahi Tuna Mango-Avocado Appetizer Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Avocado-Mango Appetizer Recipe |

For weeks I've been thinking about avocado and mango slices together on a plate.  I know, there's no end to my exciting food thoughts. ;-)Gorgeous and delicious, sweet and creamy, they're both at the tippy top of my favorite foods list(s).Pairing up with peppery, savory, seared Ahi, turns these two beauties … [Read more...]