Recipes and food posts, March 1st: salsa, breakfast tortas, ropa vieja, lemon bars, rubs, desserts

If you’ve been paying attention, I always hopeful I’m going to revisit these recipes to make them, someday. Every once in a while it actually happens.

Dishes

Breakfast Options
Also from Mama Latina Tips, “Breakfast Egg and Bean Mini-Torta Recipe,” is classic fare for me. I’d expect to see this on the menu at my favorite taqueria. A great idea, and yummy too.

You can also make the traditional “Huevos Rancheros,” (via Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops). This is one of the few recipes I can actually say I’ve tried myself. Delicious, and relatively easy.

Ropa Vieja
The Muy Bueno site has a Ropa Vieja recipe that was posted as part of a Hunts tomatoes series. Ropa Vieja is one of those foods that I didn’t discover until recently. It’s a cuban dish that I’ve had in both in tacos and sandwiches. Houston restaurants make it from beef and chicken, though it’s more traditional in beef. It’s a wonderful dish.

Chowder
I love cream-based soups, and chowders are among my favorites. As usual, I love it best when others cook it. However, I am bookmarking this recipe for “Shrimp and Corn Chowder With Fennel.” I am hopeful that I’m going to make it someday.

Hummus
I’ve made hummus from garbbanzos and white beans, but never cauliflower. Here’s a recipe to make hummus from roasted cauliflower. I won’der if that would make it healthier?

Light Sweet and Sour Chicken
If you’ve been paying attention, I like Asian food. I especially like recipes of Asian food that aren’t too fattening. So it’s with delight that I bookmark and share this recipe for “Super Skinny Sweet and Sour Chicken.”

Corn Salad
This Corn Salad recipe from, of all places, a Johnson company website, looks fabulous! It would make a good side dish.

Condiments

Salsa Verde
While I love salsa verde, I have never, not once, made it myself. This recipe from Mama Latina Tips makes it look simple and easy to make. It may be a possibility for my culinary future.

Desserts

Brownies
Lemon Brownies, or as I call them “Lemon bars,” are something I don’t find in many places. This recipe is simple enough that it has possibilities. And, of course, the photo makes it look very yummy.

Fudge
You can also try the “Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge” from Better Homes and Gardens. The recipe calls for only five ingredients, and one of them is water. Basically, I can probably make fudge any time I want now… as long as I want to invest the time.

Caramel Popcorn
Absolutely making this one, “Healthy Caramel Popcorn.” Basically a recipe to make your own Crunch ‘n Munch at home. What could be better?

Articles

Rubs
Learn to cook with spice rubs through this article at Good Housekeeping. It includes a few salt-free options too.

Cooking for later
SkinnyTaste has a great article if you cook in large quantities to eat later, as I do. “How To Make Your Favorite Meals Freezer Ready” has some good recommendations and tips.


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