Get Off The Guilt Train Tacos Al Pastor

tacos al pastor

This weekend included both cinnamon rolls and biscuits and gravy, so I must do a little cleansing of the arteries this week.  If you happened to indulge over the weekend, let me suggest a dish that is packed with flavor and will not leave you feeling guilty.

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Not So Guilty Pleasure Black Bean Nachos

black-bean-nachos

Most of the time I try to cook and eat wholesome, homemade food.  I try to avoid a lot of processed foods, additives and preservatives.  But when it comes to stadium food, my will power goes out the door.  I’m a sucker for hot dogs, peanuts, nachos, popcorn and pretzels.  These things just don’t taste the same at home, good thing.

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World Tour Day Four Salsa

salsa

World Tour Day Four:  Mexico.

When I was pregnant with my first child, this was what I craved.  A big bowl of salsa and some chips and I was good to go.  At the time, I was working three days a week and on those days I would suggest/coerce/force the girls in the office to go with me to the Mexican restaurant for lunch.  We would go to one of the many in the area, all named after some Jose – San Jose, Juan Jose, Don Jose – it didn’t matter which to me, as long as they kept the salsa bowl filled.  I know the girls were glad when my due date finally came.

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No Glue Guacamole

Guacamole

We live in a small town on the outskirts of a larger metropolitan area.  Since we moved here just about a year and a half ago, many restaurants have come and gone.  A pizzeria, two delis, an Italian restaurant, a country kitchen, and a bar and grill have all closed.  We still have a barbecue place, a chicken shack, two bar and grills, and a southern style restaurant, along with the usual smattering of fast food and pizza chains.  But the restaurants that really do the business here are the Mexican and Chinese places.  There are at least three Chinese restaurants that I can think of, and there may be more hidden somewhere in the strip malls.  I have to admit that I haven’t been to any of them, and not for any reason in particular, but I’ve heard they are all pretty good.  A new Mexican restaurant just opened up last week, which is really a good thing, since the other one is packed every night of the week.  I have been to both of these, and I can say they are both pretty good, too.  I just have one complaint. Continue reading