If you are currently on the hunt for that perfect cocktail for Memorial Day weekend, stop here. I’ve got one for you. This Red Michelada comes from one of my new favorite Mexican hot spots, Puesto. The most basic micheladas are made with beer, hot sauce, lime and salt. Puesto’s Red Michelada is made with a bold blend of beer, fresh tomato, tomato juice, roasted jalapeno, onion, orange juice, lime juice and hot sauce. Finished with a chile-salt rim, this tall glass of Mexican deliciousness is spicy, savory and surprisingly refreshing. Enjoy one of these Red Micheladas grillside while you soak up some gorgeous afternoon sun. I know that’s what I’ll be doing this Memorial Day.
In addition to this spicy libation, the man and I enjoyed a number of other tasty treats at Puesto including a flight of tacos, shrimp ceviche and two frosty paletas. Continue reading for the recipe plus a recap of the entire lunch.
Posted in Alcohol, Cocktail, Review
Tagged beer, black pepper, chili powder, hot sauce, jalapeno, lime, onion, orange, sea salt, tomato, tomato juice
With posts like this and this and this, you may have thought I was off the Paleo Diet. But that’s totally not the case. I’m still going strong I did put on several pounds after my trip to NYC though. With dining destinations like Le Bernadin, The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, Eataly, Baked and the Momofuku Noodle Bar, it was close to impossible for me to follow Paleo guidelines. But I don’t go on many vacations throughout the year, so I was totally fine with breaking the rules. I’ve got three recipes below that have helped me get back on track. They’re easy to prepare and packed with flavor. Each recipe also has a richness that makes you forget the fact that you are eating diet food. Citrus Avocado Dip, Coconut Yogurt, and Chorizo Meatloaf recipes below.
Several days ago, temperatures in San Diego shot up to the mid 80′s and 90′s, causing an almost instantaneous craving for summer flavors. Fresh berries, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, grilled meats and gloriously green herbs. I immediately got in my car to do some grocery shopping. Windows down. A warm breeze blowing. Spotify on full blast. Pulled Pork Tamales with Corn Salsa in mind.
This recipe captures the essence of summer. Smoky, succulent pulled pork is encased in corn masa, then steamed until light and tender. Accompanying the tamal is a corn salsa spiked with red onion, serrano chile and chopped cilantro. This salsa is fresh, fresh, fresh. A perfect counter to the richness of the tamal. Summer, I am ready for you. Continue reading for the recipe.
Posted in Dinner, Mexican, Photo, Pork, Recipe
Tagged baking powder, chicken stock, cilantro, corn, corn masa, kosher salt, lard, lime, olive oil, red onion, sea salt, serrano chile, sugar
Baby shower time!!! My friend Krystal is having baby #2 soon, and a group of us food bloggers are throwing her a Virtual Baby Shower! Krystal and I first met at a food photography/styling workshop hosted by Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson. Since then, we’ve kept in contact with each other in the digital space. Sadly, I wasn’t able to participate in Krystal’s first VBS for baby Elena (whose Instagram pictures slay me – so adorable!). So I jumped at the chance to participate in VBS #2. Especially when I heard it was cupcake themed.
Let me tell you about these Maple Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting. Imagine a stack of pancakes that’s been doused with a substantial amount of butter and maple syrup, then topped with a melty, ooey gooey, toasted marshmallow. Yeah, that’s what these cupcakes taste like. They’re quite addicting. I actually sat down and ate three of them shortly after photographing the picture above. Continue reading for the recipe.
Posted in Baking, Dessert, Photo, Recipe
Tagged baking powder, butter, cream of tartar, eggs, flour, maple syrup, sea salt, sugar, vanilla extract, vegetable shortening, walnuts
I’ve been quite busy over the past two weeks tying up loose ends before I go on vacation with the man. We are leaving tomorrow evening for New York City!!! So I’m going to keep this quick. As quick as this recipe for Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise. Seriously, this comes together in a matter of moments. And I’ve got a video below to prove it!! Continue reading for the recipe.