Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
As you can see from the pitiable number of recipes I have under the appetizer category, I am not much of an hors d’oeuvres person. (I totally copy-pasted that word from Google. There is no way I could have spelled that right).
Anyway, me not digging appetizers is incredibly weird, given that I grew up in a Bengali household where a course by course meal was served, every single day. There would always be appetizers, followed by some kind of a lentil soup with a side of vegetables, then meat or fish, followed by chutney . . . → Read More: Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
My summer so far has been very relaxing, yet incredibly hectic. With The Professor having the entire summer off from school, we have been on countless hikes with Helo; visited two National Parks – Great Sand Dunes (Where on earth did those dunes come from?!!!) and the Rocky Mountain National Park (GORGEOUS!!!); went on a road trip to California (SUPER FUN!!!) and have had numerous day trips to see awesome little towns and parks all around us in Colorado!
All of these trips have left me rather exhausted. Not to mention the fitness boot camp that I foolishly . . . → Read More: Pupusa
Mexican salad with chipotle lime dressing
I am getting more and more wary of turning on the oven in this scorching Colorado summer. My kitchen gets the full blast of the afternoon sun and that coincides exactly with when I start cooking my dinner. We don’t have AC in the house, so the kitchen becomes a cauldron pretty darn quickly.
[It doesn't help that the moment I switch on a box fan, Helo positions himself exactly in front of it. He's quite the fan hog, I tell you!]
This salad was such a . . . → Read More: Mexican salad with chipotle lime dressing
There is just something about a tall glass of a cool drink on a hot summer afternoon – sweet and soothing, it can take the bite out of even the most oppressive heat.
Trust me, when I say oppressive heat, I know what I am talking about.
I’ve had years of experience walking back from school at 4:00 pm in May in Kolkata, when it would be about 100F with 100% humidity. The melting tar would stick to the sole of my shoes and the humidity would feel like a shield . . . → Read More: Agua fresca
Mexican braised pork
It was almost a ritual for us to get Mexican food every weekend when we were in Indiana.There was this small eatery that we particularly liked – they had amazing burritos, quesadillas, tacos and all the usual Mexican staples like really fresh salsas and guacamole. And the best part was that they made everything in front of you and you could choose from a variety of meats, toppings, sauces and sides. It was so yummy!
The first time I tried their sweet pork, I was hooked! It was super . . . → Read More: Mexican braised pork