Category: Mexican

Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas

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This is an irresistible dinner – easy to make, so flavorful, very tender, and also healthy. It goes perfectly with some roasted vegetables or a salad on the side. And a glass of wine of course. These chicken pieces (skin-on and…

Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Empanadas

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I love these empanadas! Sweet potatoes and black beans may seem like an odd combination, but when combined with vinegar, chile, cumin, cilantro, and green onions, the flavors you crave in empanadas are all there. I served these empanadas along…

Cheesy Chicken Chimichanga

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I love chimichangas. Chimichangas are basically burritos, filled with meat and vegetables, then deep-fried and topped with cheese and sauce. There’s a debate as to where this Tex-Mex dish originated from, and several restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, are claiming to…

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa & Mahi Mahi

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I spotted a box of beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes when I was shopping this weekend and couldn’t resist bringing them home with me. Just when I thought I couldn’t find anything more gorgeous than regular heirloom tomatoes… Having a mason…

5-Minute Detox: Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Let’s just safely say that you are exhausted from cooking, preparing, chopping, baking, serving… from the holidays (I know, New Year’s hasn’t even come yet). On top of all that, let’s also assume that you feel like you “ate way…

Iron Chef Food: Flay’s Mesa Grill

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Oh, Chef Flay, you do not disappoint. It’s not ‘out of the box’ cooking. It’s not all traditional cooking. It’s just solid, good food. Perfectly seared fish, flavorful sauces, tender braised meat. Mesa Grill is at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas,…