I love Mexican food!! I could eat it everyday and never get sick of it. Chips and salsa, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, you name it, I love to eat it. We recently moved to Tucson from Montana where the best Mexican restaurant we had was Cafe Rio, which isn’t saying much. Come to think of it, Cafe Rio might have been the best restaurant in town, period, which again, is not saying much. One of the reasons that I was so excited to move to Tucson was because I knew there would be a bunch of amazing Mexican restaurants to choose from. When we got here, we tried out of a few, but most were so-so, although, honestly, if you put cheese and beans on a tortilla I’m usually pretty happy with it. About two months ago, a friend suggested that we meet for dinner at a Mexican taco place that she had recently discovered. Since that day, my husband and I have been back there about ten times, which is a little embarrassing, because we have had the same server almost every single time. I’m a huge chips and salsa fanatic and they have a salsa bar with about 7 different kinds of salsa and you can help yourself to all the chips you want! It really is heaven! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but my absolute favorite is their potato tacos. They sound really simple and they only have a few ingredients, but as my husband says, “They are out of this world.” One of my new years resolutions was to start saving more money, so rather than go out to get these tacos once a week, I decided to make them at home. I also really love guacamole, so I have added a little to these tacos and it makes them even more delicious, if that is possible! I hope you love these potato tacos as much as I love them!
Ok, you may be thinking that there is no winter in Tucson, but in my defense I started making this recipe when I lived in Montana, and trust me, there is definitely a winter in Montana! You can really make this dish anytime of the year, but squash and kale always make me think of the winter time. I started making this dish last winter when I started experimenting with a gluten and dairy free diet to help with some stomach issues I was having. We were getting invited a lot of holiday parties and potlucks and I was always worried that there would be nothing for me to eat there. This salad was great because not only did everyone else love it as much as I love it, but if I was ever in a situation where this salad was the only gluten-free dish at the party, it was enough to fill me up and satisfy me for the evening. Continue Reading
I love hummus! When I was in college and would come home for breaks, my mom would always ask me what meal I wanted waiting for me when I got home and I would always tell her, a big bowl of hummus with pita bread. She made an amazing garlic hummus! I make a lot of different variations, but this is one of my favorites. For a base I use garbanzo beans, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil, then I add whatever flavors I am in the mood for.Continue Reading