Classic tortilla soup is like the chicken soup of Mexico in that it's comforting, healthy, and in that there are as many versions as there are abuelitas. What I know is that I love mine blended rather than soupy and topped with avocado, radishes, scallions, toasted chilies, and, of course, lots and lots of crisp tortilla strips.
Spring soups are recipes that don't seem to get nearly enough love IMO. One that deserves all the attention is this Spring take on minestrone soup made with a parmesan broth, baby potatoes, loads of spring vegetables, and topped with a pistachio parsley gremolata.
One of our top rules in the kitchen? Always, always, always use the highest-quality ingredients available. Especially when you’re cooking a seasonal fall harvest recipe made with just a few ingredients.
You may think the best time to buy fresh seasonal produce is during the warmer months, but fa...
If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got the chicken with tons of mashed peas. The mashed peas are buttery but have herbs and a good amount of chili heat, which make them the inspiration for this Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta.
When I was traveling in Japan I had some amazing eats—gooey takoyaki, grilled skewers, bowls of ramen. But, after a while, I wanted a good clean meal—enter the chirashi bowl. This is a recipe for a classic Chirashi bowl with brown rice to make it even healthier.
On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy — pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos.
I've got a confession: I eat any and everything when I'm out on the road. But when I get home? At home I eat super vegetarian. As in lots of salads, dips, and veggies upon veggies. Truth is, it's the only way I can get back on track after being on the road. And right this second I've got a crush on these Split Pea Veggie Wraps with Cilantro-Mint Chutney.