Smoky Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

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My favorite tacos are those composed of ground beef, a packet of taco seasoning laced with mass amounts of MSG, Ortega crunchy taco shells, cheese, sour cream, and shredded iceberg lettuce- specifically the ones my mother sets under the broiler until the cheese melts into the ground beef and the taco shells begin to freckle….

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The Best Salsa Fresca

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Salsa Fresca Ingredients: 4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, very finely diced 1/2  cup red onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons minced green chiles (from a can)  1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl;…

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Healthy Beef and Bean Enchiladas

There is so much to be said about these enchiladas. About their cumin and chili spiced centers. About tender beef and earthy black beans. About the sweetness of crushed tomatoes and the way the tortillas turn soft and slightly flaky when baked, like pastry dough. About gooey melting cheese bubbling across their rolled backs. About…

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

It’s safe to say that if Daniel and I ever split up, we both know whose fault it is. Alex Trebek. We’re usually quite calm, big laughers, loving, a little like Laverne and Shirley, maybe. Only one of us is the masculine counterpart. So a lot like Laverne and Shirley. Generally, we’re making jokes at…

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Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

I like to stuff stuff. Chicken, turkey, tacos, bras, cookies, potatoes, brownies, bellies… any old thing, really. It’s almost always a fabulous idea (well, not the bra one). Take these skinny red peppers for example. They would have been happy, relieved even, to just sun themselves on the grill and mingle with black beans and…

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