Blistered Brussels and Cauliflower, 100 Years of West Coast Flavors and More!



Living in Southern California means there is always good Mexican food around. One fact about me is that I love all my food saucy! The more sauce, salsa and dips the better. In this post I am sharing three tasty and saucy recipes I recreated from the makers of LA VICTORIA® Brand. Their salsas take on the bold and unique flavors of the West Coast, and I am loving them.

LA VICTORIA® is celebrating 100 years with exciting events in Los Angeles and San Diego which you can be a part of!

I am excited to be sponsored by LA VICTORIA® to recreate and shares recipes using their flavorful ingredients. I chose to buy the Thick n’ Chunky Salsa Verde, Salsa Brava Hot Sauce and the Green Taco Sauce, and I am absolutely in love with the Salsa Brava. Continue reading “Blistered Brussels and Cauliflower, 100 Years of West Coast Flavors and More!”

Micheladas Locas

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Have I mentioned that I love spicy foods? Oh, only a hundred times? Okay, good. Let’s move on! I made a michelada loca, a Mexican beer cocktail that includes all of my favorite Mexican goodies. Hot sauce, lime, chamoy, chili powder, spicy Mexican candies. The list goes on.

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Pork and Potatoes with Salsa Verde

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 This dish is cooked in one skillet in less than thirty minutes, it only requires four main ingredients and it is inexpensive to make!

The pork and potatoes are hearty and full of tangy salsa verde flavor.  Continue reading “Pork and Potatoes with Salsa Verde”

Mexican Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

IMG_1466This tuna salad is the bomb.

You can make it in 10 minutes and feel so good and light after eating it. Continue reading “Mexican Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps”

Mexican Themed Baby Shower

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Last weekend was my sister’s baby shower! We had a big family party to celebrate the parents-to-be and little baby Olivia. The party was Mexican themed with vibrant colors, handmade paper flowers and lots, I mean lots of delicious Mexican food. I am sharing all of the little details and the food here with you today!

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Homemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa

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 Store-bought chips have nothing on the homemade ones. They just don’t.  When I was a little girl and my mom would make chilaquiles for breakfast I would sneak into the kitchen and take a couple of the perfectly fried and crisp tortillas before they got added to the spicy sauce. It’s funny how little memories like that come back to you.  Continue reading “Homemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa”

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole Verde

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Have yourself a merry little bowl of the easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole Verde ever!

Chicken breast and hominy simmer in a spicy broth made of tomatillos, onion, garlic, cilantro, peppers and a few other ingredients that makes it taste like you slaved away all day. There is nothing like a bowl of hot pozole to warm you up on a chilly day. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lime and crunchy tostadas on the side. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole Verde”

Marcela Valladolid Foods

Marcela Valladolid is not only my favorite Food Network chef, but now she is also bringing her own line of Mexican food to grocery stores near you!

Chef Marcela is the host of Mexican Made Easy and one of the hosts on The Kitchen both on the Food Network channel. We all know that’s my fave channel, hello! I follow her on Instagram, and know how much time and love she has put into her food line, so I was super excited to try out her items.

I don’t normally shop at Vons or Safeway which are the two stores that carry her line, but I made the trip to Vons a couple of weeks ago, and purchased some of her items. I will share my thoughts on the items I got with you. Let’s get started!
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Mexican Potato Tacos (Tacos de Papa)

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 This is one of my favorite meals of all time. Of all time!

Tacos dorados de papa AKA fried potato tacos. These are crispy tacos filled with creamy potatoes and topped with lots of yummy veggies, cheese and salsa.

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 My mom would make these tacos all the time while I was growing up (she still does) and now I make them too. Most of the time she would make them with a combination of shredded beef and potatoes. I always liked mine with only potato, so she would make them for me that way. Feel free to add cooked shredded beef, ground beef or ground turkey to your potato filling.

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were walking around an outdoor market in Mexico, and I spotted these beautiful clay dishes. I was in love. Like, I needed to have them. I instantly pictured making tacos and serving them on these plates. When you make potato tacos the best part is having a variety of toppings, and I loved the little 3 compartment dish for that. The little wooden spoon is hand-made and was too beautiful to pass up as well.  Continue reading “Mexican Potato Tacos (Tacos de Papa)”