Topic: Mexican food

Spice It Up!: 6 Awesome Tomatillo Recipes

Spice It Up!: 6 Awesome Tomatillo Recipes

Have you ever cooked with tomatillos?  Frequently used in Latin American cooking, the squat green veggies are relatives of the tomato. I’m a recent convert to their unusual flavor, which is somehow both spicy and citrus-y; if you’re a fan of salsa verde, you know what I mean! Tomatillos are also super healthy, a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Early September is the peak season for tomatillos. So pick some up at your local market and try one of these six awesome tomatillo recipes. More »

Make It Hot: 6 Green Chile Recipes To Take You Beyond Tacos And Enchiladas

Make It Hot: 6 Green Chile Recipes To Take You Beyond Tacos And Enchiladas

It’s my favorite time of year: green chile season! In the West, the end of summer/beginning of fall heralds the arrival of the chile pepper harvest. In New Mexico, where I lived for three years, you can smell roasting chiles in the air all over: at the grocery store, on the side of the road, and in restaurant kitchens. Chile is the biggest crop in New Mexico, and it’s also a huge point of state pride. New Mexicans are serious about their chile: they put it in (or on) everything from chicken soup to cheeseburgers. And if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on some green chile, you don’t necessarily have to use it in Mexican dishes like tacos or enchiladas. I’ve rounded up a few green chile recipes that utilize the spicy fall staple in unusual ways. More »

¡Olé! … 10 Vegetarian Taco Recipes to Spice Up Meatless Monday

¡Olé! ... 10 Vegetarian Taco Recipes to Spice Up Meatless Monday

What’s full of flavor, great for lunch and dinner, easy to make, and even easier to make vegetarian? Tacos, mis amigos. If you think Meatless Monday has to be boring, bland and repetitive, think again: There are endless ways to make and combine taco fillings, and you’re not even limited to the same group of spices. (Ever had a spicy Asian-style taco? Try it, I dare you.) More »