black rice

Jerk Chicken, Black Rice & Black Beans

This is a semi-authentic jerk chicken recipe. I say “semi” because I am not Jamaican, but the marinade is authentic. Also, the marinade is store bought. It’s delicious though, and easy to work with. I’m sure once you try making this you’ll forgive me for not giving you instructions for making this from scratch.  I […]

fish tacos

Fish Tacos Recipe with Fresh Guacamole

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be tacos. Fish tacos, carne asada, pastor…even breakfast tacos. I could literally eat tacos every day and not get sick of them – in fact, I have. And I do so fairly often. This homemade fish tacos recipe is made […]

Mango Chamoy Paletas (Mexican Fruit Popsicles)

One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. And there’s no better way to wrap up a long, hot work week than to treat yo’self with some! So last Friday, I bought myself a Mexican frozen treat: a single serving paleta. Popsicles made of fresh fruit and flavors, Mexican popsicles are sold at […]

best southern bbq in los angeles

Local Eats: JR’s Barbeque Los Angeles

Everyone living in LA has a strong opinion on which restaurant has the best southern BBQ in Los Angeles. JR’s BBQ in Culver City is one of the places I go to on a repeat basis for Memphis-style barbecue. Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Tennessee, so I can’t compare JR’s to the real thing. What […]