Lemon garlic pasta with shrimp and mango sauce
Lunch, Under 20 Minutes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta


Fast. Simple. Delicious. Things I value in espresso, breakfast burritos, and certain edible flower arrangements. This garlic pasta will have you talking with your Italian hands and not caring about pesky things like carbs and calories. What are those, anyway? LET’S GET COOKIN’ INGREDIENTS mango key limes or boring regular […]

The BEST Pinto Beans
Dinner, Lunch

Pinto Beans


Pinto beans. In the West, they’re about as iconic as cowboy hats, rattlesnakes, and Wile E. Coyote falling off a cliff. These are the pinto beans you’re looking for: flavorful, easy to make, and begging for a tortilla and some red chile! Prepare for some life-changing beans. LET’S GET COOKIN’ […]

Carne Adovada - Authentic New Mexican recipe
Breakfast, Lunch

Carne Adovada


Carne adovada is the king of marinated New Mexican meats. It’s a right of passage. Carne adovada is a minor, red-chile religion. It’s wonderful. Just like grits in the south, or smoked salmon in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve got to try it, eat it, then make your own. Get it […]

Bowl of Kung Pao Chicken with a hand holding chopsticks in front of a small bowl of white rice
Dinner, Lunch, Under 20 Minutes

Authentic Kung Pao Chicken


So, you think you know Kung Pao chicken? Sorry, a punch card at Panda Express doesn’t count. Actually, a key ingredient to the dish, Sichuan peppercorns, was outlawed in the US until 2005, so the Kung Pao you grew up with… well, how can I say this? It might not […]