Tag Archive | "cilantro"

Mexican Style Roast Chicken

Thursday, March 15, 2012


We were in the mood for a roasted chicken but I wanted to change the routine. So I seasoned this oven-roasted chicken with salsa verde, cilantro, limes and cerveza, making the chicken perfect for tacos, enchiladas or any other Mexican-style meal.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I recently received a box of California Avocados from the California Avocado Commission as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. My family did not have any trouble devouring all six avocados since avocados are one of our favorite foods.

Avocado Salad

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I used my cilantro-lime vinaigrette taco salad recipe (adapted from a Cooking Light recipe) to make a refreshing avocado salad. I kept it simple with avocado, corn, black beans and bell peppers but you can adjust the salad fixings to your tastes and what you have on hand.

Fish Tikka Masala

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My family loves our lighter chicken tikka masala sauce so much that we decided to make the Indian curry dish with fish instead of chicken. I knew it was a successful meal when my son devoured the fish just as quickly as he does the chicken.

Chicken Tacos

Monday, June 7, 2010


We liked the carne asada tacos that we made a while ago so much that we decided to make them with chicken. The marinade is very similar to that which we used on the steak. It is such a simple dinner to pull together but the flavors are so satisfying.

African Peanut Stew

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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I made this African Peanut Stew to celebrate Africa Day yesterday. Variations of the stew can be found throughout West Africa. This version has edamame which offers a healthy dose of protein along with other nutrients but you can also add meat if you would like.

Carne Asada Tacos

Monday, May 3, 2010

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Carne asada literally means "roasted meat" in Spanish and is typically a flank steak or skirt steak that is thinly cut and roasted or grilled. These carne asada tacos were the closest that we have come to replicating the tacos from one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The corn tortillas were tender and pliable and the steak was tender and juicy.

Chile de Arbol Salsa

Sunday, April 18, 2010


One of our favorite Mexican restaurants makes a salsa out of chiles de Arbol, which has a different spice than the red salsas that you typically find at Mexican restaurants. After many incredible meals at this restaurant, we decided to try to make the chile de Arbol salsa at home. Our recipe is essentially our homemade salsa verde with the addition of chiles de Arbol. You can vary the spice level by adjusting the quantity of chiles.

Moqueca de Peixe e Camarao

Friday, April 2, 2010


This version of Moqueca de Peixe e Camarao (Brazilian Fish and Shrimp Stew) comes from the state of Bahia in northen Brazil. It reminds me of a Thai curry because of the coconut milk. You can make it with only fish - Moqueca de Peixe - or only shrimp - Moqueca de Camarao - but we liked it with the combination of seafood.

Chile Verde

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Chile verde is a Mexican stew that is traditionally made with pork and a green broth of tomatillos and chile peppers. To make it easy and to keep the pork tender, we use a slow cooker.

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