Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Little Spice

We eat a ton of mexican-ish food around here.  Beans and rice are always on our weekly menu - it's cheap and everyone loves it.  Here we used brown rice and black beans.  I use a base recipe to start with and then tweak it depending on what I have on hand.  We had a variety of toppings available (cheese, radish, avocado, cilantro, sour cream and cholula) for a build your own bowl.

Beans & Rice

I've also been experimenting with masa.  Last week I made some sopes with refried beans and salsa verde.  I used canned refried beans because it was easiest and jarred salsa verde.  The only thing I dislike about this recipe is the oily smell of my house the next morning - ew!


Another day, another mexican-ish dinner!  Here we made tilapia tacos from Weeknights with Giada.  I love seafood tacos but rarely cook them at home.  I'd definitely make these again!  My absolutely favorite seafood taco is the calamari taco at Sea Salt - oh yum!  Sea Salt just opened for the season but we haven't been over yet.  Shocking, since for several years, we'd always go during the pre-opening or on opening day.  I can't wait to eat a taco and drink a beer in the park!

Tilapia Tacos with Mango and Arugula

Mike is an excellent cook and his primary specialty right now is breakfast.  When Dada is home, we get some tasty eats in the morning.   From ebelskiver to overnight yeasty waffles, we get it all.  This time he treated us to crepes with whipped cream (homemade) and strawberries.  On a Tuesday morning!

1 comment:

  1. I have been on a crepe kick lately too, but have been taking them savory vs. sweet. Everything looks delicious, as always!