I haven't been cooking much with pork lately and decided I needed to change that. You can only have chicken or turkey every day of the week for so long before you get really bored with it. Seafood is expensive, and a once-or-twice a month type purchase. I'm trying to cut down on the red… Continue reading Carnitas Bowls with Chimichurri
Soup's on in the Welcher household. Too bad it's 60 degrees outside. Our soup weather lingers somewhere between two days and a week, usually in January or February. Sure, we'll get cold for a few days after that---but nothing like normal winter forecasts for people living north of the Mason-Dixon line. I'll still eat a… Continue reading Mexican Cabbage Roll Soup
We're now in the thick of winter. The wind comes whipping down the plains with a nasty chill attached to it. I dream of the days when the cicadas are buzzing and the leaves curl in the hot summer sun. Only a few more months of winter left, but it feels like forever. I'm to… Continue reading Naked Fish Tacos
Let's get this out in the open now: riced cauliflower is bland. If you open a bag of cooked cauliflower rice and expect to be blown away by its taste---I'm sorry. It's not going to happen. Cauliflower rice desperately yearns for seasoning. Even if it's as simple as a little pat of butter, salt and… Continue reading Verde Chicken Bowl
I've been in a tizzy trying to clean out my freezer. My freezer was in such bad shape: things thrown in willy-nilly, half packages of pie crusts and frozen vegetables, freezer-burned items. A much needed deep-clean was in store for me. I had six pork chops in there of various varieties. A couple of bone-in… Continue reading Al Pastor Pork Chops
I'm more than halfway done Christmas shopping and it's not even December yet. I consider that a win. Usually, I'm one of those crazy people making a mad dash for the stores on December 23rd. I'm a perpetual procrastinator at all things in life, Christmas shopping included. I'll even fight the two things I hate… Continue reading Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole
A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.