• spices seasoning house recipe cumin history of cumin

    Cumin: A seed well-traveled

    I know three things about cumin: It’s used widely in Indian and Mexican cuisine, it’s one of the two main ingredients in my “house seasoning”, and it’s essential to my chili, taco seasoning,…

  • giardiniere escabeche pickle recipe

    Pickle It! No Waste Pickles

                 My favorite way to prevent wasting produce is to pickle. Mostly because I am obsessed with pickles but also because you can pickle most anything and it…

  • Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup Recipe

    Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

    A friend of mine was working on a recipe and shopping list app. He asked me for feedback on some things about it. The concept was great, but there was one thing that…

  • Cuban Black Beans Recipe

    Cuban Inspired Black Beans

    My “Little Pressure Cooker that Could” finally gave up on me yesterday. The tough part was that she called it quits while cooking black beans at a new client’s. There I was on…

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Chicken TORTILLA Soup

    I LOVE a good tortilla soup. I have a confession though. Not even thinking about the name itself, I used to make it without tortillas! I’ve just enjoyed it so many times while…

  • Red Chicken Pozole

    Red Chicken Pozole

    Red Chicken Pozole is another one that came to me from a request by a weekly meal client. I hadn’t made it before. To be perfectly honest, I had never even eaten it…