Tofu Mole Tacos

Tofu Mole Tacos! Fried tofu cubes simmered in a homemade vegan mole sauce made with dried chiles, tomatoes, garlic, spices, and sesame seeds

My husband Chris has never enjoyed any mole sauces he’s tried; they are all sweeter than he likes. He’s also not enamored with glazed meat, sweet barbecue sauces or even ketchup, really. So my self-imposed mission was to use inspiration from this recipe and this recipe to come up with a not-too-sweet Puebla-style red mole…

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Pickled Red Onions

These quick pickled red onions — cebollas curtidos — are a simple little Mexican condiment often seen on picadillo or other meaty tacos (chunky beef tacos anyone?). They’re also very complimentary to fried foods like fish and chips or as an accent on a cheese plate. Hell, even stick some in a microwaveable burrito. Really…

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Carrot Turmeric Soup

Carrot turmeric soup - add fresh turmeric rhizomes or dried turmeric to this simple carrot soup for a peppery bite, a golden color, and anti-inflammatory benefits! Hilahcooking.com

(You can leave the turmeric out of carrot turmeric soup and you’d be left with regular carrot soup, just like magic!) Really the only reason I added turmeric is because I had some fresh turmeric rhizomes. You ever do that? Find something unusual at your regular store and buy it before you know what to…

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HHH027 – Interview with Michelle Tam | Nom Nom Paleo

Interview with Michelle Tam | Nom Nom Paleo

Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo is this week’s podcast guest! Her second cookbook, Ready or Not!, goes on sale starting today and I got to take a preview peek at it. It’s great! In this interview, we talk about how Michelle started out as a pharmacist; how she became a paleo blogger; a little about what…

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Homemade Microwaveable Burritos

homemade microwaveable burritos

I’ve been making my own microwaveable burritos since I was in college. True, I don’t make them often any more since I don’t need to pack a lunch anymore but recently I got an email asking about homemade microwaveable burritos so I thought I’d share. SORRY THE PICTURE IS SO UNINSPIRING. I really did try. The thing…

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

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Summer is my favorite. Not just because of the long days and blue skies, but also for the tomatoes. Our closest farmers’ market has been having barrels and barrels of cherry tomatoes in all colors and I have been scooping them up by the shovelful and eating them all kinds of ways. This roasted cherry…

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Garlic Green Beans

garlic green beans

My favorite way to cook summer green beans: with buttloads of garlic, cooked two ways! This garlic green beans uses the “professional chef” method of cooking green beans, meaning we blanch them first then sear in a skillet. I like this method for a couple of reasons: The texture of the green beans is a little…

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Week ten! Do it again! This week I’m going for even more healthy . . . because even the best-laid plans go awry. But you just have to get back on that horse and try again, right? Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole Based on this week’s question on Facebook, everyone still loves casseroles. I was surprised.…

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HHH025 Interview with Laurel Kinney Personal Stylist

Laurel Kinney is the brainiac stylist behind my gorgeous wardrobe in all my promo photos and the photos in my Learn to Cook book. She’s a supportive friend, a creative and successful entrepreneur, and she’s hilarious. So basically the whole package!  In this interview with Laurel Kinney, we learn what is a personal stylist and wardrobe…

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