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March 8, 2019

Mexican Avocado Orange Salad

Post by Cinde Little

This green salad has flavours reminiscent of Mexico so I call it Mexican Avocado Orange Salad. I like to serve it in winter when oranges are at their peak. In my opinion one can never have too many good salad recipes. This one has vibrant colours and a simple lime vinaigrette that lets all the flavours […]

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March 1, 2019

Mexican Pork Carnitas

Post by Cinde Little

Mexican Pork Carnitas are a version of pulled pork. The succulent strings of pork are folded into or piled onto homemade corn tortillas. This deliciousness awaits you! In the west, Mexico is the popular winter destination for fun in the sun. With winter vacation closer to home for me I thought serving up Mexican Pork Carnitas might […]

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November 3, 2017

Fragrant Saffron Rice

Post by Cinde Little

This recipe for Saffron Rice is what I call special rice. I have a handful of recipes for special rice and none would be considered difficult to make. The additional prep time is no more than five or ten minutes but for an everyday dinner I often go for plain old white rice. White rice cooks […]

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April 29, 2016

Cumin Lime Chicken

Post by Cinde Little

Cumin Lime Chicken has a Mexican or southwestern flare, is naturally gluten free, easy to make and everyone in my house thinks it is awesome. It is one of those versatile chicken recipes that freezes well and can be served year round. I like to measure all the sauce ingredients right in a 4-cup pyrex measuring cup. […]

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December 18, 2015

Pomegranate Pear Guacamole

Post by Cinde Little

This is not just any guacamole, this is Pomegranate Pear Guacamole. Piled high in an oversized martini glass, sprinkled with brilliant red pomegranate seeds this guacamole is a stunning holiday party dish. Inside the pomegranate are hundreds of tiny edible seeds. These are technically called arils, in case you wanted to know, and inside the […]

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October 15, 2015

Grilled Flank Steak with Chipotle Honey Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

This Grilled Flank Steak with Chipotle Honey Sauce is a Mexican-style flank steak featuring lime, cilantro and chipotle chile peppers. I like to serve these juicy slices of flank steak on homemade corn tortillas with grilled vegetables and slices of avocado. You could just as easily serve it with Mexican rice and corn on the cob. Be generous […]

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October 15, 2015

Crab Quesadillas

Post by Cinde Little

Everyone loves a gooey, cheesy quesadilla, in this case crab quesadillas. A cheesy filling sandwiched between corn or flour tortillas and fried…what’s not to like. Topped with your favourite guacamole, maybe a nice fresh salsa and a dollop of sour cream the variations are endless and a welcome change from tacos. Kids love them too. I […]

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October 13, 2015

Tomatillo Guacamole

Post by Cinde Little

Tomatillo guacamole made with tequila, yes please! This summer my 15-year-old son took a sudden interest in making guacamole and wanted to create his favourite recipe. So I dug out some recipes and started by making an old favourite. I knew it had too many ingredients to become the winner but it happened to have tequila. […]

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October 12, 2015

Homemade Chipotle Mayo

Post by Cinde Little

Chipotle mayo is now mainstream but if you have not had homemade chipotle mayo you are missing out. Chipotle chiles should be a part of your well-stocked pantry. What are Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce? Chipotle chiles are smoked jalapeños. They are sold dried in the spice section either whole or as chipotle powder but […]

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October 7, 2015

Avocado Chipotle Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

This delicious Avocado Chipotle Sauce is not guacamole. Sure, it can be scooped into nacho chips and eaten standing up. I’m just saying if you quit calling it guacamole there are suddenly endless possibilities for this smooth, velvety avocado sauce. This is a fairly simple recipe that features the zip of those tasty, smoked jalapeños known as […]

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September 10, 2015

Homemade Turkey Tacos

Post by Cinde Little

Homemade gluten free turkey tacos are not too out of the ordinary but they can be. Homemade soft tortillas, chipotle mayo, pork carnitas, sautéed shrimp, battered or fried fish…need I say more. What do you put in your tacos? Don’t limit yourself to ground beef and a hard, store bought taco shell. Use your imagination and […]

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September 10, 2015

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Post by Cinde Little

Corn tortillas are easily made in just a few minutes using masa harina and water. Compared to the store bought tortillas I have bought these are soft and delicious…and so worth it. Masa literally means dough in Spanish and is a type of flour made from dried corn and lime water. Masa or masa harina is available in Latin American or specialty […]

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September 4, 2015

Grilled Achiote Chicken

Post by Cinde Little

This Grilled Achiote Chicken has a unique, earthy taste that must be experienced to be believed. A traditional Yucatan dish known as Pollo Pibil, pollo meaning chicken and pibil meaning pit-roasted. In my kitchen we call this Pollo Pibil just because it makes it sound more interesting, even though we don’t spit-roast it. The secret ingredient is achiote paste. Used as […]

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March 26, 2015

Easy Huevos Rancheros

Post by Cinde Little

Huevos Rancheros loosely translated means something like ranchers’ eggs. This dish is a hearty breakfast traditionally served as the large mid-morning meal to workers on rural Mexican cattle ranches. I first tasted it on a visit to New Mexico many years ago and have been making variations of it ever since. It is delicious for brunch […]

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