Recipe Round-Up (April 2024)

Recipe Round-Up (April 2024)

Somehow another month has already passed, which means it’s time for another recipe round-up. This month we have a wide selection of dishes and drinks covering a large swath of world cuisines. Whether it’s the creamy, spicy Panang curry tomato bisque which catches your eye, 

Recipe Round-up (March 2024)

Recipe Round-up (March 2024)

It’s amazing how quickly a month can go by! We’re down in Baja California right now, and balancing work with international travel has been an interesting new challenge. Somehow it seems to have made life move even faster. We are, of course, used to working 

Arroz Rojo – Mexican Rice

Arroz Rojo – Mexican Rice

Arroz Rojo, or Mexican rice, is not, on its own, the most exciting dish out there. But, on the side, it’s a game-changing recipe to have in your repertoire. Bursting with aromatics and perfectly cooked grains, this versatile side dish will take your taco nights 

Baja Fish Tacos – This Month’s Patreon Exclusive Recipe

Baja Fish Tacos – This Month’s Patreon Exclusive Recipe

The recipe going out to our Patreon subscribers this month is a real dandy. They are based off the best tacos de pescado I’ve ever had: fresh mahi, simple beer batter, a little citrus cabbage slaw, and some excellent salsa. What more could you want? 

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake (pastel de tres leches) is an immensely popular dessert throughout Central and South America. The origin of the cake is a matter of debate, and while it definitely did not originate in Costa Rica (at least I haven’t heard anyone argue that), 

Casado with Cabbage Salad and Stewed Pork

Casado with Cabbage Salad and Stewed Pork

Casado is not so much a dish as it is a meal. In Costa Rica lunch is typically the largest meal of the day, and the casado plate is a popular option. The origins are a bit cloudy, as they often are, but the word 

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche⁠ is Mexican rice pudding made by simmering rice with water and milk, allowing it to slowly take in moisture and release starches until the grains are tender and float in a beautiful pudding. Cloves, cinnamon, and a bit of sugar add sweetness 

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are, at their root, a dish to use up stale tortillas. Extra corn tortillas from the night before are fried and then simmered in a rich sauce. It may sound like a dull dish, but it will surprise you. The tortillas soak up all 

Camarones al Tequila

Camarones al Tequila

While the name tequila lime shrimp likely rings of cheap tex-mex cuisine, camarones al tequila sounds like something I would order in a heartbeat. I love shrimp, I love tequila, how could it go wrong? Frankly, I’m not sure that it can. I think this 

Salsa Roja

Salsa Roja

A good salsa roja recipe is something we should all have in our back pocket.⁠ ⁠There are an unlimited number of ways to make salsa, and I am all about exploration and creativity, but for me no salsa platter is complete without a simple, perfect