Pollo con Mole Verde (Chicken in an Herbed Green Sauce)

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Growing up in Texas, I’m familiar with certain parts of Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. I have made barbacoa. Tacos de lengua. I’ve pickled carrots and jalapenos, am fairly intimate with enchiladas and have made countless tacos. I’ve even made nopalitos. And yet, there is still so much that I am not familiar with at all. Mole,…

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice

red beans and rice blog

Yes, I realize that I’ve posted a version of this recipe before, long ago when my photography was just atrocious (actually, that was one of my better ones, which is kind of sad), and my blog was still just a baby and had like five followers, one of which was my Grandma. In those 5+ years, I’ve…

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Grilled Lemon-Dill Sockeye Salmon

grilled lemon salmon blog

There’s something so beautiful about taking a few simple fresh ingredients and cooking them in a simple way that really celebrates the flavor of the ingredients themselves. This is how I feel when I cook salmon – especially Copper River salmon. It’s a splurge for us, and it’s seasonal, so it’s definitely not an everyday meal….

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Quinoa, Mushroom and Kale-Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

stuffed squash blog

Okay, I know that my previous post was a zucchini recipe, and here we are with yet another variation on summer squash. It’s kind of everywhere at the moment, and I couldn’t pass up these absolutely adorable little sunburst patty pan squash at the farmer’s market this past weekend. I mean really, aren’t they the…

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