good food + awesome travel & occasional odd bits

Month: September 2013

Tepache!

Tepache!

Fermented drinks are sold most everywhere in Mexico. Usually on street corners under bright colored tarps. Most places will have a local specialty as well. Guadalajara has Tejuino, made from fermented corn, other areas have Colonche, which is made from the juice of the prickly […]

Farro, Soyrizo and Kale Tostadas

Farro, Soyrizo and Kale Tostadas

Leftovers are almost the best thing on a weeknight. Knowing dinner will come together in a snap any Monday through Thursday is music to my ears. Leftovers mean dinner is on the table in minutes, not an hour. It also means minimal clean up, far […]

Rye Whiskey and Spicy Ginger Soda

Rye Whiskey and Spicy Ginger Soda

Well, it’s Monday and you all know what that means. Back to the daily grind, alarm clocks blaring and too many attempts to snooze the day away. But, alas, we must tear ourselves from the comfort of sleep and a cozy bed and face the day. Not to sound like a Debbie Downer, but I’m already looking forward to the weekend. To get me in a better mood, this simple cocktail of whiskey and fresh ginger syrup will see me through the week. Once you have the ginger simple syrup made, the rest is a cinch. The original recipe can be found here on my new favorite website. Cheers to having a great week!

Hummus with Sumac and Aleppo Pepper

Hummus with Sumac and Aleppo Pepper

Last week, while scrolling through one of my favorite websites and daydreaming about all the recipes I’d like to try, kitchen remodeling ideas to note, marathon cooking sessions for make ahead meals, I zeroed in on the hummus recipe. Why? Two reasons. 1) it was […]

Quinoa and Kale Salad with Grilled Veggies

Quinoa and Kale Salad with Grilled Veggies

This past weekend was a hot and humid one. Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t deal with the heat. I complain non-stop to anyone who will listen. Add humidity on top of that and it’s a recipe for a very cranky and miserable […]

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