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Macadamia Bacon Chicken Salad with Date Sandwiches

Macadamia Bacon Chicken Salad with Dates features a delicately balanced blend of sweet & savory flavors and textures. As delicious as it is, it’s even better on a Parkerhouse style roll, making this sandwich combination ideal for brunches or any other special occasion. In partnership with Bridgford Avoid the…

Mexican Sweet Potato Salad

I first made this Mexican Sweet Potato Salad at a cooking demonstration in Long Beach, California. Savory and sweet, tart and pungent, colorful and fresh, with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fiber, together it all adds up to a very satisfying salad. This vegan and vegetarian dish prepares quickly…

Shrimp in Roasted Green Salsa

Shrimp, an especially great protein for a quick and tasty Lenten dish, cooks in just minutes. This Shrimp in Roasted Green Salsa recipe beautifully balances the deep flavors of roasted tomatillos, garlic, onions, and peppers with the mild flavor of succulent shrimp. Thanks to the great folks at…

Shrimp in Beer Sauce

Now that we’re between Hispanic Heritage Month and Day of the Dead, today I wanted to share a festive recipe inspired by my dad. My dad enjoys making sauces to pour over meat, rice, and even his eggs. Some of his favorites sauces are beer sauces. Beer adds…

Garlic Butter Shrimp

These garlic butter shrimp are simply delicious, and, as an added benefit, they are both easy and fast to cook. Serve them for a meatless dinner and don’t forget them during the Lenten season. RELATED POST: Cilantro Pesto and Shrimp Pasta The garlic, parsley and butter combo makes…

Pan Seared Cod with Strawberry Salsa

This pan seared cod with strawberry salsa is light, sweet and refreshing. Also very easy and fast to make. Try it out! A few days ago I was walking through fragrant fields of scarlet strawberries in Oxnard, CA, learning about and enjoying (to be frank, eating) the sweet,…

+20 Easy Mexican Recipes for Lent

Here are more than 20 easy Mexican recipes for Lent you can make in a flash! Of course, they’re all delicious any time of year, and I find I keep coming back to them throughout the year. I’m so ready for 7 weeks of yummy Lenten foods. Aren’t…

Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Chiles Recipe

My mom makes a great stuffed chile, or chile relleno, that calls for zero meat, which makes it a great recipe to feature in this last of seven weeks of Lenten recipes. Of course, they are great for all year round, so enjoy them anytime! If you make…

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make this Mexican shrimp cocktail or Coctel de Camarón at home, ideal for the Lenten season but delicious on any day of the year, especially on hot days. A gluten-free and low-fat recipe. This Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is one of those refreshing, yummy dishes that…

Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos

Today I would like to present a dish I originally published in 2010, Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Guacamole with shrimp pair so well, and they are both fast and easy to make. It all starts with butter, garlic and shrimp. Who can…

Vegetarian Chorizo Cheese Braid

Show off a little over the holidays this year with this spectacular Vegetarian Chorizo Cheese Braid bread loaf. Your family will think you spent hours crafting it, but they’d be mistaken. Making it is easy, convenient, fast, and fun. I’ll show you the cooking hacks that make it…

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