Chili Relleno Casserole

Posted on Jun 15th, 2010

Have you tried Daiya cheese yet? It's every bit as good as you've heard it is. I put it to the ultimate test: grilled cheese sandwiches. They were amazing. It melts almost as fast as dairy cheese, and melts completely. It…

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Chorizo-potato Tacos

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2010

This is one of those recipes that came about when we were tired, hungry and late for a grocery store run. I had a couple of avocados to use up and found some Soyrizo (meatless chorizo) in the freezer and potatoes in the…

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Enchiladas Verdes

Posted on Jul 16th, 2010

Did you hear about the new food blog in town? The Food Blog Diary, started by Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and co-creator of No Crouton's Required, exists to showcase "the latest foodie challenges, giveaways and…

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Posted on Jun 6th, 2010

It's been a busy week. My son Tyler graduated from high school, we had family in town, and then Tyler had a birthday a few days later. We are just now getting around to our annual Memorial Day cookout.I found this in the…

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Grilled Tofu with Adobo Sauce

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2010

Grilling season is here! For those of you not blessed with Gulf Coast heat and humidity, I promise it's on it's way. Gulf winds are blowing the heat northward as hard as they can.Tonight's dinner was a repeat of one I made…

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Hominy-Soyrizo Stuffed Poblanos

Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

I have been craving spicy foods lately, even more than usual. I've made something spicy for nearly every meal the last week or two. These stuffed peppers are something I've been meaning to try for a while. Now seemed like…

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King Ranch Casserole

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2011

Mention comfort food to a Texan, and they'll probably think of King Ranch Chicken. An uber-creamy deconstructed enchilada casserole, it's the kind of dish your mom or grandmother might put together for family on Christmas…

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Portobello Fajitas

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2011

Grilling season is upon us! Well, it's upon me, anyway.  If it's cold where you are, I hope you'll bookmark this recipe for later.  I make this in the winter, too. Look to the end of the recipe for indoor…

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Potato-Cheese Enchiladas

Posted on Jul 21st, 2011

This was the last recipe I made just before I decided to start writing the cookbook. Already I'm looking at the last pan of enchiladas in the freezer wistfully and thinking, "Remember when I made things other than…

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Roasted Vegetable Salsa

Posted on Jul 25th, 2009

When I was a kid in northwest Florida, authentic Mexican food was hard to come by, and something my parents sorely missed after having lived in Austin. There was one little place, however, that fit the bill. Della’s was…

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Spinach and Salsa Burritos

Posted on Apr 4th, 2013

I was making a grocery list the other day and looking for inspiration about what to make for dinner. I tend to look in the freezer for ingredients I have stashed there to give me ideas. This time, there wasn't much, just…

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Spinach Enchiladas in Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Posted on Jun 14th, 2009

Last summer, my co-worker and friend Will gave me about 2 pounds of chaya leaves from the tree in his yard. Chaya is also known as tree spinach, and as long as you boil it first, you can use it in any recipe that calls for…

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Taco Salad

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2009

Do you remember the beer commercials about “Real Men of Genius?” I always loved the ode to Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor. A culinary invention that baffles the human mind – a twelve thousand calorie salad…Some…

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Three-grain Crispy Tacos with homemade taco seasoning and lime crema

Posted on Mar 7th, 2010

When the going gets tough, the tough make tacos! My life has been going great lately, actually, at least outside of the kitchen. In the kitchen, though, things haven't been so smooth. Last week, for example, I tried to…

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Vegan Spinach Mushroom and Cheese Enchiladas

Posted on May 27th, 2012

I wasn't planning on blogging about these enchiladas; I just made them to use up some ingredients I had around the kitchen. I make enchiladas all the time and wasn't expecting anything special this time. However, when I…

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White Bean Tempeh Chili

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

For several years, my go-to chili recipes has been this black bean chili. I've made it so many times, though, that I've gotten a little tired of it and I've been looking for something different to make. Texans can be…

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