Summer Stuffed Tomatoes & Parmesan Crisps

Consider this post a sequel to Farmer's Market & Stuffed Bell Peppers. I stuffed these meaty beefsteak tomatoes I got from the Farmer's Market with leftover meat filling that I had previously prepared to stuff bell peppers. I guess I was on a rellenos kick. I love stuffed vegetables because the flavors get all infused into the [...]

The Farmers Market & Stuffed Bell Peppers

I love the farmers market at the Irvine Park. The produce is so beautiful and fresh. The fruits and veggies just pop with color. It's nature at its best, especially because it's edible. You also find unusual vendors and all kinds of delicious, gourmet treats, like Welsh meat pies. My daughter Bella loves sampling all the [...]

Rellenos

Rellenos are stuffed vegetables dipped in egg batter, fried, then cooked in a light tomato sauce. Salvadorians make rellenos out of any vegetable like green beans, potatoes, squash, peppers, etc. They are so good, and often stuffed with cheese or meat. The tomatoey sauce pairs perfectly with rice. Here is a recipe for two types [...]

Pollo en Achiote

Pollo en achiote is a simple, yet exotic chicken dish. You need a banana leaf to cook it. Banana leaves are not strong tasting. You don't eat the actual leaves. We use them to wrap tamales for example. The flavor seeps into the food without overpowering it. Many Latino markets sell banana leaves for tamales, but I was [...]