Soups and Stews

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Makes 6 Servings A hot bowl of chicken soup nourishes more than just our bellies, and this recipe is the perfect way to share your warmth and good cheer. Substitute vegetable broth and cooked black beans for the chicken for your vegetarian friends and family.

Breakfast and Brunch

Chilaquiles With Mushrooms

Makes 8 servings This recipe uses freshly fried tortillas, but you can substitute store-bought corn tortilla chips. Add shredded cooked chicken, grilled shrimp, or pulled pork, if you like. Ingredients 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced ¼-inch thick 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 medium white onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

Side Dishes

Corn Tortillas

Makes 32 tortillas Homemade tortillas may not seem worth the trouble, but if you haven’t had a fresh tortilla, you are truly missing out. A super-simple mixture of masa harina, water, and a bit of salt combine to form the dough, which you can press with a tortilla press (you […]

Main Dishes

Mole Rojo Oaxaqueño (Red Oaxacan Mole)

Makes 8 servings There are more than 50 varieties of Mexican mole, but this may be the versions most Americans think of when they hear the word. Rich with flavor from dried chiles, nuts and seeds, and, yes, a bit of chocolate, this sauce is worth the effort. Ingredients 23 […]

Main Dishes

Spinach and Jack Quesadillas

These veggie-filled quesadillas are quick, easy, and simple, but feel free to add whatever ingredients you like best. Try bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms (we’d cook them first!),  or even grilled shrimp or rotisserie chickens. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 12 cups (lightly packed) spinach leaves 1 […]

Main Dishes

Tacos de Carnitas (Succulent and Crispy Pork Tacos)

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 lb pork shoulder, cut into 2-in/5-cm cubes 1 lb pork ribs, cut into 2-bone segments 1 white onion, quartered 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf Kosher salt, to taste 24 white corn tortillas 3 avocados, sliced 1 cup diced white onion, for garnish 3/4 cup […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER QUESO

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups cauliflower florets (about 1/2 head small cauliflower) 1 cup water 1/2 cup carrots, cut into coins 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/4 […]

Chef's Blog

Win The Big Game with a Super Chili Spread

Are you ready for some chili? We aren’t quite sure how chili and football became forever linked, but we know we like it. And while a hot bowl of chili is perfect for any old Sunday, we think the Big Game calls for a super chili spread! This year, don’t […]