Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

These easy homemade salsas are so much more delicious than the jarred variety! In this post I will show you how to make salsa verde crudo, which is a raw tomatillo-based salsa, as well as a salsa roja (red salsa) made with jarred fire roasted tomatoes and poblano and jalapeño peppers. I have been a [...]

Crispy Oven-Baked Teriyaki Wings

Crispy Oven-Baked Teriyaki Wings

Nothing beats a shatteringly crisp, juicy chicken wing! Usually crispy wings are achieved via frying, but this method of oven-baked wings results in perfectly crispy skin without drying out the meat. The secret? Corn starch! It absorbs moisture as the wings cook letting the skin crisp up and brown. I mean, check these babies out! [...]

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Life is a fiesta, and all fiestas need a good salsa (or two). Why not go tropical with this delicious mango habanero and avocado salsa? Made with cubes of sweet mango, creamy avocado, crisp bell pepper and red onion, and some chopped cilantro, this salsa is fruity, spicy, and bursting with flavor. Just add margs! [...]

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba ghanoush is simple to make with a combination of eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. My version is topped with a killer za'atar and paprika oil that you can make while the eggplant is cooking. Traditionally, baba ghanoush is made by charing eggplants over a woodburining fire. This method provides the deep smokey [...]