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Yes, we like tacos. So sue us.

23 Jul

Are you bored yet? I hope not, because I’m really enjoying writing this blog! So, this is a few days late, as we had these on

Black bean tacos

It wasn't even Taco Tuesday!

Wednesday night, another veggie-dinner night. I was happy to find the tomatillos at Whole Foods, because I love a green salsa, even though The Husband usually doesn’t. But I knew if I made it from scratch I’d win him over. Which I did–he loved them, and especially the salsa. Which I must say, was quite good.

And non-vegans, please, add cheese to these tacos! We were on our cleanse, so no dairy, but they really deserved some nice cotija cheese crumbled on top. In SoCal, you can find this and other delicious Mexican cheese varieties in the cooler section near the processed cheese. I would recommend investing–it lasts for a while and is great in salads as a nice substitute for feta. Speaking of feta, those who do not live in SoCal, like my dear friend Gaby in London, should use feta on top of these tacos. Although cheddar would work in a pinch.

And Londoners, if you can’t find tomatillos, try Booths near St. Paul’s Cathedral. They have a stall at Borough Market, or at least they used to. (How I miss that market!) You can get jalapeños there too, but I’m not sure about serranos. Substitute a green Thai or Indian chili if you can’t find the Mexican variety.

So here we go with the recipe, with my notes, as usual! Continue reading

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Salad Should Always Taste This Good

18 Jul
Salmon and Spinach Salad

Sorry. We had a bite or two before remembering to photograph. So sue us.

And I’ve been bored with salads recently. I’ve been trying to eat them for lunch to be healthy, and then The Husband always wants one at night, because he’s addicted to avocado. Not a bad thing, really. But sometimes—damn, just give me a green vegetable!

Yet, here we are. After our dear neighbors, affectionately called Pal and Am, cancelled on us for dinner, we decided to have the salmon we purchased at yesterday’s farmer’s market. (We were shocked and disappointed recently to find out that most of our FM is NOT organic, but that’s a story perhaps for another time.) Instead of cooked spinach, we decided to go for spinach salad.

So of course I whip out Epicurious on the ol’ iPad, and find a recipe for spinach salad with grilled red onion and tahini dressing. Well, I have red onion, but no tahini. But a little hummous??

Let me just tell you, for someone who was bored of salads, this one turned out to be one of my favorites in a while. In a word: YUM. Combined with the tasty, Indian-spiced crust on the salmon—heaven! Continue reading