Vegan Chili

Bowl of vegan chili with onions and pickled jalapeños

I served this vegan chili at our Super Bowl party last night (Go Rams!) as part of a Frito pie buffet and three people asked for the recipe so I figured as long as I was writing it down, I’d put it up here, too. I was kind of surprised I hadn’t posted this yet,…

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Big Ass Burritos

Burritos! Not breakfast burritos; I’m anti-breakfast burritos. But big ass, beany, cheesy, meaty burritos? Now we’re talking. I’m sure it’s obvious that you could fill these babies with anything your heart desires and your fridge contains. In my case, that was some black beans that became refried beans, some frozen chicken breast that became shredded…

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Fluffy Mexican Rice — Restaurant-Style!

Mexican Rice Recipe

Holy bejeezus, I’ve figured out the holy grail of RICE, dudes. I don’t know where you come from, but where I come from, Mexican (and Tex-Mex) restaurants have the BEST rice in the world. I can only call it “Fluffy Mexican Rice”. It’s almost like Minute Rice with as fluffy and crumbly and soft as…

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Kickin’ Chicken Fajita Salad

So there I was, standing listlessly in the kitchen, staring at a frozen, vacuum-sealed chicken breast and a head of lettuce , trying to figure out how to make them into dinner. Lettuce wraps? Ain’t nothing but taco-impostors. Chicken caesar salad? Uuuggghhh. Sounds like girl-food. Then it hit me! Lime! A lime hit me in the face,…

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How to make Flan video (scroll down for flan recipe) Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you’re not familiar, it’s kind of a big deal around these parts. It’s a Mexican holiday that commemorates the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans whooped the French even though they were outnumbered two-to-one. It’s always…

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Crispy Beef Tacos

crispy beef tacos video – scroll down for recipe We never had McDonald’s when I was a kid, but Taco Bell was on the “okay sometimes” list. I don’t remember ever eating Taco Bell when we weren’t in the car, so it must have been some kind of back-up plan for food emergencies on the…

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Chiles Rellenos

Chiles Rellenos REcipe Video – scroll down for the recipe card! I was talking to my friend Estrella the other day and remembering the first time we made chiles rellenos together with her mother, Adriana. Estrella and I were in our early twenties, maybe even just twenty years old. It was my dad’s birthday dinner…

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Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

easy stuffed mushrooms

This is seriously like the easiest recipe in the universe, but I’ve also said that before about other recipes so you probably don’t want to take that statement literally, but it is super-duper easy. In under 5 minutes, watch as some stuff you found in your fridge turns magically into an appetizer you could take to…

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros Video – scroll down for recipe I know you know I love tacos, but what maybe you did not know is that I also love tostadas which are like tacos, but flat and hard to eat. Or flat and FUN to eat if you want to think positively about it, which I do.…

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