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Instant Mexi-Rice Mix

I think I’ve mentioned before that we are quite lazy. We like Mexican Rice but often, don’t care to take the time to put it together. This is primarily because we figured out that we could cook it ahead of time and freeze it in appropriate sizes for later meals!

We use a 6-cup Wilton silicone muffin tin. Each muffin-cup holds just enough mix to make a great batch of Mexican Rice for two. (We split 1 rice cup of rice at dinner.) The recipe is quite scalable – just add one muffin-cup’s worth of Instant Mexi-Mix per…

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Rice Cooker Pasta

I was feeling lazy the other day and didn’t feel like cooking. We’d been cooking up a storm with a bunch of experiments earlier in the week, so I wasn’t in the mood to cook. I did, however, want to try this recipe for pasta in a rice cooker that a friend of mine passed on.

She recommended that we use rice pasta because it can stand up to a lot of cooking without losing an al dente texture, so we picked up a little bag at Winco to try it. It turned out pretty well! The rice…

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Deconstructed Tortilla Salad

Deconstructed Tortilla Salad

Mangoes are in season now and we’ve been getting a bunch of them for great prices lately. We also lucked into a fresh, ripe pineapple so I decided to try making a fruit-based salsa. It came out beautifully!

It’s hard to believe when a salsa I create from scratch comes out so nicely that just a couple of years ago I couldn’t make a salsa if my life depended on it.

So, we decided to make a bunch of different…

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Soy-Sunflower Butter

A few weeks ago, we saw a container of soy butter that looked intriguing but the price was exorbitant. It’s pretty easy to make nut butters if you have a food processor, so we figured we’d look around for a recipe before spending the cash.

Turns out, we had everything already in the pantry! We like toasted soy nuts and sunflower seeds on our salads, so we always have some on hand. They’re pretty cheap anyway – $1/lb for the soy nuts and not much more for the seeds.

Literally, this is so easy that all you need…

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Peanut-Curry Noodles

After making some Red Curry Paste, I wanted to try it out. I didn’t feel like making my favorite panaeng-style curry, so I tried this recipe from a recent issue of Food Network Magazine. I really like this one – it’s easy and delicious. Plus, as an added bonus, the leftover sauce goes great with naan or pita chips!

Now, the original asks that the dish be served cold – good for these hot summer months – but I found it works great either hot or cold. I like mine with rice stick noodles, though you can substitute…

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Red Curry Paste

In the last post, I alluded to some good news we were celebrating. Here’s the scoop: During the last month, I’ve been working on my senior project for my bachelor’s degree. Last week, I turned it in and on Saturday, I received my evaluation notice. I passed with flying colors! As of now, I have my Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting!

It’s really good to be able to get back to writing about food and recipes now that the project is done. I have a bunch of recipes set by to share with you!

The little jars of…

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Achiote Frijoles Recado

Achiote Frijoles Recado

Continuing from last time’s Verdolaga Sauce, this Yucatan-inspired recipe is a really great way to cook up some beans. Tune in Friday for the final recipe to make some Tacos de Verdolaga con Achiote Frijoles Recado y Guacamole!

We’ve been on an achiote kick lately. It all started with the Cochinita Pibil. Now we have annatto seeds and annatto powder, not to mention packets of achiote paste in the cupboard. (And another batch of cochinita pibil marinating in the fridge

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