Archive for the ‘Mexican’ Category

In Season: Tomatillos

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…salsa verde! Ay ay ay! I know I’m not the only one who gets excited over salsa verde whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant. Tangy, fresh, and a little zesty…how can you resist?! If you love salsa verde, thank the “little tomatoes” called tomatillos.

For tips on buying, prepping, storing, and cooking tomatillos, check out my post at Small Kitchen College.

I included some tasty tomatillos recipes, too! Corn cakes with homemade tomatillo salsa, anyone?! Easy. Delicious. Yum.

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Microwaved Eggs: Gross or Perfect for a Breakfast Tostada?

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Microwaved eggs. If you just cringed at the thought of that, then you’re normal. If you’re like me, then you’d think microwaved eggs would be the perfect challenge to take on for Student Health 101‘s March issue: How to cook a fast but nutritious breakfast…using only a microwave.

To be honest, getting this assignment was a total bummer at first. How can I come up with a tasty, microwave-only recipe when I love experimenting with so many different kinds of tools in my kitchen? When I discovered it was possible to microwave eggs, I knew I wasn’t going to just settle on boring old scrambled eggs. Oh no, I was going to go big. I was going to attempt to make those oh-so delectable poached eggs with a runny yolk that bursts open when you puncture the egg white (If you love poached eggs as much as I do, then you’ll understand the satisfaction I take in doing this). (more…)


It’s Gettin’ Spicy in November

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Trader Joe’s spiced apple cider isn’t the only thing that will heat you up this November (but I can’t deny the fact that I just love the taste of their spiced apple cider in the fall!). Spicy chicken tortilla soup definitely hits the spot when you’re looking for a meal that will warm up your entire body.

For Student Health 101’s November issue, I was asked to produce a video about spices and how to use them to make meals less boring. A video about spices?! You can imagine how excited I was to create this video since I use spices in almost all of my recipes. This particular recipe features five spices, one herb, and three different kinds of peppers. Now that’s spicy! (In case you are wondering, my favorite spice is garlic powder. I truly believe you can make anything taste good with a touch of garlic.) (more…)


Bitchen in the Kitchen – Episode #2 Promo

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

The second episode of Bitchen in the Kitchen comes out tomorrow, May 9! I battle Taco Bell to create a healthier and tastier alternative of their Volcano Burrito in less time. Will my TNT: Totally Nutritious Tacorrito beat the infamous Volcano Burrito? “Like” the Facebook fan page to be notified when the episode is posted. You can also follow our YouTube channel. And, as always, I will post a link to the episode here on wikiKitchen.


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Protein-Packed Quesadillas with a Twist

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I love quesadillas. They’re like an empty canvas just waiting to be made into a beautiful work of art. You can do just about anything with quesadillas, and that’s what makes them so fun! If you love BBQ chicken pizza, you will definitely be in for a treat with this quesadilla recipe.

Chicken is always a must with quesadillas. Meat lovers who want to reduce their fat intake and boost their protein levels should definitely switch on over to chicken. Trader Joe’s Bold & Smoky Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce complements the chicken very well! While BBQ sauce is definitely not a health food for its high sugar content, this particular brand by Trader Joe’s stands out from the rest because it has no cornstarch in it. When eaten in moderation, BBQ sauce is loved for its non-fat aspect. (more…)

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