Category: Crafty Food

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita-Enchiloso-Paletas

Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration  and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults. 

I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.

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Vegetarian Taco Board

Vegetarian Taco Board

This post has been sponsored by MAGGI®. All thoughts, opinions, and recipe are my own. 

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Vegetarian Taco Board: A delicious grilled veggie board accompanied by corn tortillas, salsa and queso fresco. Make your taco dreams come true!

Are you SUMMER ready? I love the warm weather and more than loving the warm weather, I love the grilling season that comes with it. I enjoy the whole process of grilling. Choosing the freshest produce; bringing my vegetables home; and making a simple marinade of olive oil, lime juice, MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon, pepper, and garlic. I feel like the bouillon gives my marinade all the flavor it needs for an extra special grilling day.

Creamy-Avocado-Cilantro-Tomatillo-Salsa
Cheese-stuffed-grilled-chile

Maggi is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with because it enhances all of my every day dishes!

I decided this summer would be the summer of the Vegetarian Taco Board in my household. Not all tacos are created equally, and a taco board gives people the liberty to mix and match the ingredients—formulating the perfect bite! It’s so easy to put together. I simply run down to Walmart and grab all my favorite vegetables, tortillas, queso fresco, and I can’t forget MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon. I love shopping there, it’s so convenient and reasonable.

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I make sure to grill Anaheim chiles stuffed with Jack cheese, baby Bella mushroom kabobs, corn on the cob, green onion, zucchini, yellow and red bell pepper, and peaches. I pair my grilled veggies with radishes, a spicy tomatillo avocado cilantro salsa, corn tortillas, and queso fresco.

Vegetarian-Taco-Board-Made-with-Maggi

Ingredients for Vegetarian Taco Board:

For the marinade:

  •     3 MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon cubes
  •     1/3 cup olive oil
  •      fresh lime juice – 1 lime
  •     black pepper to taste
  •     a pinch of chile flakes
  •      1/2 tablespoon minced garlic

For the salsa:

  • 3 large tomatillos (peeled, and boil for 20 minutes)
  • 2 serrano chiles (stems removed, boil for 15 minutes)
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

Vegetables:

  • Anaheim chiles
  • baby bella mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • red and yellow bell pepper
  • green onion
  • peaches
  • corn on the cob
  • radish
  • avocado

You’ll also need:

  • corn tortillas – heat on grill or over a gas stove
  • jack cheese – cut into pieces
  • queso fresco – sliced
  • lemon wedges

Directions:

  1. Marinade: Place all ingredients in a bowl, then whisk until combined. Set to the side until ready to use.
  2. Salsa: Remove tomatillos from boiling water and place in a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until creamy and smooth. Place in a bowl and use to drizzle into your tacos.
  3. Vegetables: Clean all veggies by rinsing under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel, then slice into desired cuts. I strand the mushrooms onto kabob sticks for easier grilling. Once all vegetables are cut brush marinade on them with a pastry brush.
  4. Grill: Fire up the grill and allow it to get super hot. Once the grill is ready add your vegetable to the grill and cook until charred on both sides. Remove from grill and arrange on a board.
  5. Assemble: Start by placing the bowl of salsa on the board, along with a plate of queso fresco, and corn tortillas. Then add each vegetable to the board, framing the plates already placed on board to surround completely.
  6. Tips: Once corn is grilled, cut off the cob to sprinkle into tacos. It’s easier to grill the Anaheim chiles first, then once charred slit down the front and stuff with cheese. Place chiles back on grill and allow cheese to melt.
  7. Place grilled veggies of your choice in a warn corn tortilla then top with salsa!

I found the MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon in the international aisle at Walmart. Be sure to load up for an entire summer of grilling. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

I’m heading up to the Bay Area to visit my family for Spring Break, but before I go I must leave you with these delicious White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies.

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Soy Chorizo Fried Rice

Soy Chorizo Fried Rice

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RiceSelect. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own. 

Soy Chorizo Fried Rice made with RiceSelect Texmati. It's a wonderful dish for a vegetarian week night meal or a party!

Soy Chorizo Fried Rice: An incredible meatless weekday meal.

I live in Los Angeles, one of the largest food meccas in the world.  LA is a melting pot of flavors and is known for an endless combination of fusions. I love that I can hop in my car and reach any type of cuisine within a few minutes. These experiences have carved out a little niche in my culinary heart and help inspire my own home-cooked fusion cuisine.  My most treasured Asian-Latin fusion dishes I make is Soy Chorizo Fried Rice.

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Potato Churritos

Potato Churritos

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission. I am proud to continue my partnership with the papa giant after all these years. All opinions and recipe is 100% my own. Enjoy the potato churritos!

Having a party? Serve potato churritos... these crunchy savory churros with bites of melty cheese, poblano chile, and idaho potato make the perfect Mexican finger food.

Idaho® Potato Churritos: Is the savory party churro we all have been waiting for. These crunchy potato churritos with bites of cheese and spicy poblano chile are the ultimate Mexican finger food. Delight your guest with this fun potato street-food style snack and make them for every festive occasion. Serve with your favorite salsa and a sprinkle of cotija cheese for a sensational spud winner!

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Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

The best dark sweet cherry pie on the planet
This recipe will knock your pie pants off!

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie: Perfect for ANY occasion.

This is a true story. My aunt Hope is the lead singer of a band named Mazzy Star. Recently she and her band were playing a few nights here in Los Angeles, and then on to Mexico City. I was really excited about the gigs and wanted to find a way to celebrate the concerts through food. I kicked a few ideas around in my mind before settling on The Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie. This isn’t a name I thought of but I’ll get to that later in the story.

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Sugar Rush Meringue Cake

Sugar Rush Meringue Cake

Sugar Rush Meringue Cake inspired by Ralph Breaks The Internet.

I can not think of Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ without thinking of Vanellope’s Sugar Rush game. When I picture being inside of Sugar Rush I imagine the combination of cake and candy coming together and living up to the term ‘eye candy.’ I imagine Sugar Rush Meringue Cake.

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