Authentic Montone Mexican: AROMA CUCINA

AROMA CUCINA Start with rooftop Marguritas at sunset, and end with a delicious Mexican feast in la cucina.  Mexico meets Umbria!  Mamma mia!  Ole!...more

For the Love of Pork and Chocolate - Chicago Part 2

 Ah, Chicago, where did we leave off?...more

Simple Halibut Ceviche

Posted by Karista Ceviche is one of the simplest seafood recipes to prepare.  I know you’re probably thinking ...more

Tres Leches Cake...The Fearless Cook bakes

I was in Super Walmart a couple of weeks ago, picking up odds and ends. I wandered over to the baking aisle and this cake mix caught my eye.  Tres Leches cake. I had only heard of it a couple of years ago when at a graduation party. Living in the Western U.S....more

So I was reading an article in my local newspaper last week that had a Tres Leches Strawberry ...more

Getting insulted by your son and keeping a smile on your face, and a yummy recipe.

OK so the other day my 3 yr old son say to me mommy, you have such a smushy belly.  Then the next day he wants to know what boobies are and what that lump in the middle of my belly is (my stomach), as opposed to what boobies are.  Besides the boobie comment, which I deflected with the generic, everyone had boobies, some peoples are bigger than others.  Argh, even my son is noticing that my belly is big.  Darn children, stretching out the stomach, now all my fat goes there.  I do look slightly pregnant, and I am not!!...more

Crunches alone will not get rid of belly fat! In my experience, as you lose weight, it ...more

New Mexican “V”- Light

Mexican food has always been ones of the top 5 of my list and it’s so hard to find a good vegetarian Mexican restaurant in Panama. Then I thought of settling for cooking it for myself at home but still, you want to go out and enjoy the cuisine of someone else without the after effects. The question stuck in my head as a food snob, a healthy vegetarian…...more


I read a lot of bad revies about the WP app for BB. But I’ve never been one to listen to other’s stupid opinions. So I’ll test it myself and if it let’s me post to my blog while waiting on my bestie @ La Hacienda….then that’s Kool with me.Just please God don’t let it crash my phone! I still have to give advice on down cushions before my Chimichanga gets here. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. That's pretty much me in a nutshell....more

Fusion Done Right

So as soon as I walked up on this place, I knew it was pure brilliance. What foods does everyone love? Chinese and Mexican, it never fails if its made well. The place is called ChinaPoblano, and I looooove the concept. The spices and ingredients in mexican and chinese food are so similar in so many ways, peppers, pork, rice, cilantro, hot sauce, sweet marinades and sauces, Its just all so tasty. ...more

Ditch the Taco Seasoning Packets - Taco Seasoning

The Best Tacos! Are you ready? Try this seasoning and recipe and let me know what you think!This recipe also makes a great gift to give with attached recipe! Enjoy :)If you make a huge batch, then use 3 1/2 TBSP for your taco recipe! No more $1 packets of sodium filled taco seasoning to store in your drawer or hurt your heart :)1 Tbsp chili powder2 tsp onion powder1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp Cumin1 tsp spanish paprika1 tsp mexican oregano1/2 tsp sugar3/4 tsp sea salt1/4 tsp pepper1/4 tsp chipotle chile powder1/2 tsp corn starch...more

Charro Beans!

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!As I post this, I realize... the last recipe I posted was bean-based.Oh no.Well... heck....more