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I am a 29 year old guy living in Ohio. My interests are photography, cooking, writing, reading and blogging.

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Tomatillos



nn If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you might have noticed that I used these little guys in my cooking a lot. Tomatillos are a fruit native to Mexico and Guatemala and are close cousins to

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Poblano spaghetti wit garlic shrimp

nn I've been very quiet this week. Some technical problems kept me busy and by the end of the day I was too tired to deal with computers so I turned to watching movies and reading books, two activities

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Cabbage rolls

nn Here's another dish for those of you who observe Lent or just want to eat a healthier, lighter meal. Cabbage is inexpensive and abundant. It is cultivated all around the world and can be found anytime

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Blood orange and pumpkin blossoms chicken

nn If you haven't heard about the Royal Foodie Joust over at The Leftover Queen forum , maybe you have been living under a rock for the past year. Or maybe you are just new to the glorious world of

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Eggplant and chicken casserole

nn I was so happy the other day to find queso doble crema (double-cream cheese, one of my favorite Mexican cheeses) at the Mexican supermarket. This was the very first time that I saw it here in Ohio

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Pinto and vegetable soup

nn Some months ago I wrote a post about the "almost magic" beans and some readers asked me how to incorporate more beans in their diets. I have written several posts in which I incorporated these

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Chipotles adobados

nn If you are a regular visitor of this blog, you probably have noticed that I use chipotles adobados (or chipotles in adobo sauce) a lot. But until today I have failed to write about these amazing

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Poached eggs in salsa verde

nn Some time ago I made huevos ahogados , scrambled eggs in tomatillo (or tomato) sauce. Somebody left a comment saying that I could use the same sauce to poach eggs, but since Jon doesn't like runny

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Peanut butter bbq chicken legs

nn Maybe you have noticed that most of the dinners I prepared are not too complicated. That's because I try not to make dinner the biggest meal of the day (that would be breakfast right after my workout)

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Homemade cheese

nn For a long time I've been wanting to make my own cheese, but for several reasons I had never done it. All that changed last week when I made my first batch of queso fresco. My friend Darrin made

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Spaghetti with brown butter

nn Every meal of the day is important. Maybe breakfast is the most important one, but lunch is not far behind. Lunch is what gives you energy to finish the second part of the workday and get you through

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Avocado muffins for a great cause

nn My mom says avocado is nature's butter and I agree with that statement. Back home we ate them almost with every meal every day. Avocadoes are not only delicious, but also nutritious. According to

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Root vegetable soup

nn According to Jon (who is a weather fanatic) this January has been one of the coldest since people started recording that kind of stuff more than a hundred years ago. I think we were over the freezing

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Patacones (tostones) supremos

nn   nn I can't express with words how much I enjoy reading other food blogs everyday. I love to learn new things and visiting my friends' blogs is definitely one great way to learn about different

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Crepas enfrijoladas

nn   nn Today has been an amazing day for this country. It somehow feels like a gust of fresh air in this very uncertain time in history. I am aware one single man cannot change the world or magically

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From Spain and Texas

I love it when I get products delivered to my doorstep. Especially when those products are for free and I get to taste new and exciting things. Last month I received several things in the mail and here

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Ensalada Noche Buena

nn In Spanish Noche Buena means "Good Night" and it often refers to the night of Christmas Eve. It also refers to the poinsettia, a small tree native to Mexico which leaves turn red, pink or yellow

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Guava empanadas

nn It seems like I am finally done with the reconstruction of this blog. I love doing this because I learn so much everytime. What do you guys think of the new colors and layout? Let me know I like

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Eggplant rolls

nn   nn Another ingredient that I wasn't familiar with until I started this food blog was eggplant. I know there are eggplants in Mexico because I remember seeing them at the markets, but I don't

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Pomegranate meatballs in almond sauce

nn   nn If pomegranate is not a fruit related to the holidays, it should be. Just open one and look at the beautiful color of its seeds, not to mention that this is the time of the year where you

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Spicy sweet potato soup

nn   nn Here in the States I have learned to eat a lot of foods that are not very common in Mexico. One of them is my beloved pumpkin. If you have visited this blog in the past month or so you

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Orange and chocolate cookies

nn   nn Before I share the recipe for this cookies I want very fast to talk about a couple of things that are somehow related with this blog. First I finally got a DSLR camera for my food pictures

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Pollo en pipian

nn   nn I hope you all (the ones who celebrate it, that is) had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your friends and family. I had a great and relaxing weekend (except the day I cleaned the

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Pumpkin lasagna

nn Everybody is getting ready for Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., but not me. I have never made a Thanksgiving dinner before and this year I won't start. We are invited to Jon's mom's house (like

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