Grilled Chicken Marinade : Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

The sweet summer weather is here [well at least in this part of the world] and you know what that means? Charcoal bbqs, outdoor meals, terraces and picnics! I wanted to share this yogurt-based marinade that is incredibly easy to prepare. The meat will be juicy and fragrant, with a crunchy and caramelized outer layer.  You can even…

Nopal con Trucha Ahumada

Hope you are having a wonderful New Year’s Eve gathering! Here is a beautiful and unusual entree… We’ve enjoyed this lovely little dish in many celebrations. The color and texture pairing is quite celebratory! The cactus leaf paired with the smokey, softly seasoned trout is nicely juxtaposed with the crunchy pita bread. Here’s how to…

Little Craving: Deviled Eggs

Two weeks ago, I watched The Help and there was a scene that featured deviled eggs. I got such a craving that the next morning it needed to be satisfied! They are so simple yet so tasty and enjoyable! More importantly they are super easy to make! Here is how to make them. Ingredients: 3 hard…

Spices & Herbs

I cannot stress how utterly important it is to have a good selection of spices and herbs in your pantry.  Spices make the difference between bland and grand cuisine. They provide aroma, flavor, and color to any dish. Spices contain volatile oils responsible for their aromas.  As spices come in contact with heat they suffuse…