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Grilled Skirt Steak

August 20, 2018


  • 1 to 2 pound skirt steak


  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Add the garlic, cumin, salt and smoked paprika into a mortar and pestle. Pound and crush the garlic and spices. Add the cilantro and continue to pound smooth. Add the lime juice and olive oil. Mix well and marinate the steak in a zip lock bag for 2 to 3 hours.

Grill the steak to desired doneness. Let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with jicama salsa and guacamole.

Avocado and Apricot Guacamole

August 5, 2015

Yummy guacamole made with apricots! You can use nectarines or peaches… or even plums…

  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 apricots, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Add everything to a medium bowl. Mix well and serve.

Avocado and Cucumber Guacamole

June 10, 2013

A bit of change from the regular guacamole- this one has cucumber in it. English cucumber adds a delicious crunch to this rich, yummy salad!

  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • ½ English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • Juice of a large lemon or lime

Mix all the ingredients and serve with tacos.

Avocado & Cucumber Guacamole

May 13, 2013

I love making guacamole, especially with any Mexican food I make. This one is a bit different as it has a nice crunch which guacamole desperately needs. I added half of an English cucumber. Why an English cucumber, you ask? Well, I like it better than the regular one as it is sweeter and with less seeds. Try this recipe next time you want to make a delicious guacamole!

  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • ½ English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • Juice of a large lemon or lime


Mix all the ingredients and serve with tacos.

Mexican Chicken Stew with Chorizo

May 7, 2013

This dish reflects my obsession with smoked paprika- yet again. I also love Mexican and Latin flavors. They are very similar to Indian and Thai flavors- loud and flavorful. That is what I love. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the subtle dishes as well but I find myself craving the spicy, flavorful foods- preferably the kind I churn out in my kitchen. I can control the fat, sodium and honestly make it more tasty than what we get outside.

This one starts with chicken thighs- my favorite cut to cook with.. they are very forgiving and super flavorful. I then added my other other favorite ingredient- chorizo which provides immense flavor to any dish. I love eating it on it’s own…

A mixture of green onions, carrots, tomatoes and chipotle sauce makes this stew really delicious. I served it hot with hot corn tortillas and fresh guacamole. My husband had a cold beer and I enjoyed a glass of red wine. It was absolutely delicious…

  • 1 pound skinless thighs
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Sprinkle the chicken thighs generously with the paprika and salt. Keep aside.

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 link chorizo, casing removed and chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle sauce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a heavy saucepan with the olive oil. Brown the chicken thighs on both sides on high heat in two batches and keep aside. Add the chorizo to the pan and sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the carrots and green onions. Saute for another 2 to 3 minutes and add the chipotle sauce, chopped tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add the chicken thighs. Bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer and cover with lid. Let it cook for at least 45 minutes. Take the lid off and cook on a simmer for another half an hour until the meat is falling off the bone. Check for seasonings and add salt. Garnish with cilantro and serve with guacamole and tortillas.

Easy Guacamole

January 28, 2013

Easy Guacamole

I have loads of guacamole recipes on this blog. I love guacamole and it doesn’t take much time or effort to make your own- homemade is a lot yummier than the store bought variety. Try it this year.. especially with the delicious tacos…

  • 4 to 5 avocados, cut in half and scooped out
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Transfer the scooped out avocados into a medium bowl. Add the lime juice, cilantro, garlic and salt. Mix well and serve!

Avocado and Mango Guacamole

August 26, 2012

Avocado and Mango Guacamole This summer I have been making guacamole at least once a week.. usually it is more like two. It is quite simple to make and usually takes the usual suspects. Lots of lime juice and salt are the key to a delicious guacamole. Cilantro and green onions help as well and so does garlic.

I wanted to mix avocado and mango together. The texture of the two fruits is exactly the same but the flavors couldn’t be different. One has a rich, creamy taste and the mango is sweet and tangy. The two went amazingly together. The guacamole was delicious and perfect with a steak!
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