Month: January 2015

Beautiful Innocence

I snapped this photo while my daughter was watching TV, in a moment when my heart was caught between noticing what a beautiful girl she is growing up to be and the remnants of childhood innocence.  She is so sweet, qwirky and fun like any tween.  Totally oblivious to the raw world around her, she…

Potato Tacos

I have been making potato tacos for the past 18 years.  They are so simple and satisfying.  My recipe comes from my Mother in Law who lives in the region of Jalisco, Mexico. I use 100% organic ingredients and have modified the cooking process from fried in lard to heated on a griddle with a…

Glorious Guacamole

This is the PERFECT complement to any Super Bowl party!  I honestly do not know any occasion that isn’t elevated when Guacamole is involved. INGREDIENTS 5-6 Ripe Avocados 1 Jalapeño (De-seed and de-vein for less heat)  Add more chilis for more heat. 1 Onion diced 1 Tomato chopped 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced Handful of Cilantro…

Tomatillo Salsa

The perfect addition for any Mexican dish, on baked fish or to just munch on with tortilla chips. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 LBS Tomatillos in husks 2-3 Garlic Cloves Handful of fresh Cilantro 1 De-seeded and De-veined Jalapeño (Feel free to add another jalapeño  or try a different chili like a Serrano or Habanero if you…

Two Of My Favorite Albert Camus Quotes

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay and invincible summer.” “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

How The Elimination Diet Healed My Immune System

For much of my life I had been plagued with allergies.  Testing revealed that most trees, some grasses and many weeds were culprits.  Though diagnosed with “seasonal” allergies, I must admit that over time it turned in to a year round affair.  I started to believe that I was allergic to everything … dust, mold, animals,…

Albóndigas

This recipe is based on Mexican meatball stew, however I have made changes and modifications over the years – it is definitely not authentic.  My favorite chilies are ancho and chipotle so these are what I use, but feel free to use your favorite chilies. I always use 100% organic, grass-fed, humanely raised meats and…