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Holy guacamole burgers

After the burrito lunch at Ristras which left us feeling a little short on the meat experience, dinner was Mexican-inspired burgers. An alternative burger, actually, which … [Read more...]

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Chicken fajitas

They look like tacos. In fact, they are a variation of the taco. The distinguishing factor? Fajitas have a grilled meat filling. Traditionally, grilled skirt steak. Today, it … [Read more...]

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Chili and egg breakfast

How do I love chili? Let me count the ways... with buttered garlic bread, with soft tortillas, with corn bread and with rice. Yes, rice. And egg. Like this. I made the chili … [Read more...]

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Mango Margarita

It looks like the monsoon season is early this year. La Niña, they say. So, before the time of the mango ends, I want to enjoy them to the hilt in as many ways as I … [Read more...]

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Tomato and basil quesadillas

Yesterday's brunch was an exercise on how to use shredded mozzarella that was so near its expiry date. I thought about making grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches but there … [Read more...]

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Cucumber and mint agua fresca

We had quesadillas for brunch earlier and I thought I'd complete the Mexican theme by serving the quesadillas with agua fresca. I think themed meals are fun -- but only when … [Read more...]

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Tequila Sunrise

Another layered drink, the denser Grenadine sinks to the bottom of the glass to mimic the red hues of sunrise while the paler juices emulate the lightening morning sky. I … [Read more...]

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Taco lunch for one

What goes into a taco? Anything, really. That's how versatile the taco is. The wrapping itself -- the tortilla -- can vary. There's corn tortilla, flour tortilla and the whole … [Read more...]