Latin American

beef and green bean stew

beef and green bean stew

Besides ground beef, I have to admit that meat is not really my thing. I’m not a steak person at all and at barbecues I stick to grilled chicken, kebabs and vegetables. But given that I’m married to a real carnivore, I had to start […]

roasted chicken with potatoes

roasted chicken with potatoes

We had both of our families over for dinner last Friday night and I was craving chicken. I hadn’t made roasted chicken in a while — not since I made this version with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes — so I wanted to try something new that […]

chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

chicken breasts with mushroom sauce

There’s nothing like chicken breasts with a thick sauce that renders the meat so tender and juicy. We love these balsamic chicken breasts made with onions and mushrooms, but I thought it was time to give my favorite go-to chicken recipe an update. I love creamy mushroom […]

mexican red kidney beans

mexican red kidney beans

When I traveled to Mexico during the summer of 2013, I wasn’t a big fan of Mexican food. I didn’t like avocado, hated anything spicy, ran away from jalapeños, and thought most dishes were way too oily. My thoughts have changed since then — I have learned […]