Recipes of the Week: Summertime Snacks!

Mexican-salad-with-shrimp

Summertime Shrimp Summertime just calls out for shrimp. And corn. And you can cook them both in the same pot! Fresh ears of corn only need three minutes of cooking time — any more than that, and they’ll be mushy instead of appealingly crisp. That three-minute window is perfect for shrimp, too, although you may […]

Your Choice: Boat, Wrap, or Salad

chicken-and-salsa-lettuce-wraps

Everyone always says that the only two things we can absolutely rely on are death and taxes. I think there’s a third sure bet, though, and one that’s a lot less depressing: Mexican food. Everybody loves Mexican food. Authentic Mexican food is all about freshness and flavor and whatever level of spiciness you enjoy. Most […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Nutritious Food This Week! Simply Delicious (and Deliciously Simple) Egg And Spinach Breakfast Tacos

egg-and-spinach-tacos

Breakfast tacos are a beautiful thing when you make them yourself: you can use whatever filling you’d like, you can use whatever toppings you like, and you can make your tacos as hearty or as light as you’d like. And the best part? These tacos only take about five minutes to make, ten if you […]

Suprising Superfoods (Black Is The New Green)

black-bean-soup

Because black foods have more antioxidants than light-colored foods (their pigment is what lies behind the magic)… be aware of other choices to make when it comes to choosing your superfoods of veggies, dark fruits and grains.  If you have trouble finding them you can check ethnic grocery stores and health food stores: Black Rice […]

Guaranteed Summer Hits: Sweet Corn & Fresh Herbs

corn-herb-salad

Sweet corn, savory herbs, juicy tomatoes – what more could you want? Summer brings out the best on our plates. (Summer also means that my refrigerator tends to be a bit bare since a lot of my future meals are anchored to my garden dirt.) And now that we’re – sniff! – at the tail […]

Tubers, Taters & Tastiness

boniato-empanadas

American cuisine has some instant-hit classics – corn bread, macaroni and cheese, bison burgers – but compared to other cuisines, we really don’t do much with tubers. Potatoes are pretty much the extent of our tuber dabbling. And who doesn’t like potatoes? Stands to reason other tubers would be tasty, too. If you hang around […]