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Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Food

Chicken & Guacamole Tostadas

Chicken & Guacamole Tostadas

I had thought I had blogged about this one before because I love it so much but I couldn’t find it here, so here I am now blogging it for posterity, and in case I lose the recipe I’ll have it here. This is supposed to be one of those 20 minute things but there’s a fair amount of chopping of vegetables and shredding of chicken. This recipe is from Cooking Light. Get it here. I always feel good when there are this many vegetables in my meal. I have a limited palette for veggies. Freshly made guacamole has avocado, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice. Freshly made pico de gallo. Top a tostada shell with guacamole, roasted chicken, and pico de gallo. It’s messy to eat, but so...

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Food

Tilapia Tostadas with Roasted Corn Relish

Tilapia Tostadas with Roasted Corn Relish

When I was doing the menu planning for the week Isaac said he thought we should aim to use things in the freezer.  I don’t like too many opinions on a menu virtually no one but me is going to book, but fine, challenge accepted. We had tilapia in the freezer so I did a recipe search on the Cooking Light site, which brings you here: Mexican tilapia sounded fine by me. Anything that resembles a fish taco, really, is good by me. I think this is the first time I’ve cut up fish before cooking it. Jalapeños and red onions get chopped up and added to corn in a frying pan. Smelled great. Fish is dredged in corn meal and cooked through. Corn tortillas are broiled until crisp. See? Crisp! Pile on a slaw, fish, the relish (which was that corn mixture plus avocado) then a mixture of sour cream and green salsa.   Really messy but pretty tasty. Still, I think I’ve made better fish tacos (I...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Food

Green Spice Chicken Tenders with Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Green Spice Chicken Tenders with Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

I don’t know what it is about this time of year but anything with a Mexican twist to it sounds really good. We’re also working on developing Ella’s spicy taste buds (of which she has none). If you’re gonna be our kid get used to your mouth being on fire. This recipe comes for a book called Fast & Fresh 24/7 by the fine folks at Cooking Light (can you tell where my head was when I bought this book???). I don’t know yet if I believe the fast part. The “fresh” part usually involves fresh vegetables which in turn need to be chopped. I will say that this particular recipe had me throwing the veggies into a food processor to get pulverized. I can do that! I had a pick of the “marinade” but it pretty blurry. Figured I’d spare you that. The corn was sprayed with cooking spray and both the corn and the chicken were placed on the grill after coating it with cooking spray as...

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Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Food, Recipes

Mexi Dip – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mexi Dip – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

My friend Jaime shared this recipe with me many, many years ago. It’s always a big hit at parties. Ingredients 1 Can refried beans 2-3 Ripe Avocados 2 Tsp lemon jice 1 Cup sour cream 1/2 Cup Mayo 1/2 Pkg taco seasoning 1 Can sliced olives 2 Small tomatoes chopped 3 Green onions chopped 3-4 Cups shredded cheddar cheese   Directions Smash avocados, mix in lemon juice and refried beans, and spread in pan or tray. In a separate bowl, mix sour cream and mayonnaise with half of the package of taco seasoning. Spread shredded cheese in pan, cover layers completely. Spread olives, tomato, and onions. Serve the same day with tortilla chips (I highly recommend...

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