Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos Al Pastor

As I understand it, Al Pastor refers to the method of cooking sliced pork topped with fresh pineapple in a vertical roasting style similar to shawarma, however, we are accustomed to referring to anything marinated with chiles, spices and pineapple as Al Pastor.   Pork shoulder marinated overnight and then roasted whole,  fork pulled apart … Continue reading

Indian Eggplant

  While cooking Indian food for dinner, I realized that the Chana Masala (garbanzos) already contained many of the same spices required for Bainghan Bharta,  (Indian roasted eggplant) such as tomato, turmeric, garam masala and dried coriander.  So, one mushy dish was enough, we certainly didn’t need two mushy dishes with identical flavors.  This version … Continue reading

Lemony Garlic Chicken

The zing of lemon and garlic plus a few shallots and spices work together to create a bright and smoky marinade for grilled chicken.  We currently lack access to a barbecue, or backyard for that matter, so we cook the chicken on a stovetop grill pan (which has ridges to leave grill marks on the … Continue reading

Migas

  Fluffy eggs scrambled with crisp fried tortillas, sautéed peppers, onions and cheese best served with warm corn tortillas.  No real recipe is needed, but here is how we make them in our family – no spicy peppers or salsa.

Baked Potato Soup

  Leftover baked (not boiled) potatoes are a huge time saver.  No roux, slurry or béchamel required for this super easy bowl of happiness.   Each person can still customize flavor toppings as if personalizing his or her baked potato.

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