Chorizo Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Chorizo spiced pork tenderloin - the flavors of chorizo sausage put into a marinade for a lean pork tenderloin. This is easy enough for a weeknight meal and fancy enough for company

Based on my chorizo recipe from The Breakfast Taco Book, this chorizo spiced pork tenderloin is marinated in chiles, vinegar, garlic and spices. The trick to a good pork tenderloin is not to over cook it. I know it’s tempting to roast it until it’s fully gray inside, but don’t! Leave it a little pink…

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Instant Pot Chorizo Beans

instant pot chorizo beans

You can make these beans in an Instant Pot or in a regular pot. I’ve had my Instant Pot for over a year but only in the last couple months have I been using it regularly. I have a hard time learning new technology — yes I realize that it’s super lame to describe an…

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Chorizo fried rice

chorizo fried rice

Chorizo fried rice is great for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner. I’d heard of bacon fried rice before and I had some really excellent chorizo in the fridge and I figured bacon and chorizo have about the same amount of fat so it ought to work. And it does. See??? Here’s picture proof! The recipe…

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Chorizo Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato chorizo casserole

I was invited to a potluck last year, a short while before we were moving to Los Angeles. This meant that our pantry was almost bare, since I am of the “eat all the food before you move even if that means you eat Parmesan cheese rinds and rice for a week” school of thought. I…

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Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very…

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Kabocha Squash Pie

kabocha squash pie with nut crust

Kabocha squash pie is incredibly better than any other kind of pumpkin pie, because the kabocha pumpkin is naturally denser and sweeter than even a sugar pie pumpkin. And fortunately for everyone, kabocha squash (aka Japanese pumpkin) are getting to be pretty easy to find in these modern days. They can look a little funky…

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5 Meals to Make this Week #14

arroz con pollo

Week Fourteen! Where’ve I been?! Kinda rhymes. Anyway, I’ve been in Austin. Last week we took an 8-day trip to see my family, our friends, and Chris had a few meetings with his Yoga with Adriene team. So I took last week off of blogging and newslettering. Not a whole lot going on recently anyway.…

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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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5 Meals to Make this Week #9

mushroom tacos

Week nine! Have a good time! The fun never ends around here! Phew. We had a great July 4th weekend with friends visiting, very nice meals at very nice restaurants, popcorn with our neighbors while we watched fireworks and enough pink wine to give us each a hangover for days. I’m also going to NYC in three…

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