Pasta, Rice, and Grains

Crockpot Black Beans with Hatch Chiles, Chicken Sausage, and Quinoa

Black Beans with Hatch Chiles, Chicken Sausage, and Quinoa

I was just not cut out to be a hoarder. I try – like really try – but in the end, neurosis kicks in and my priorities immediately shift to depleting the mountain of whatever I just bought “because it was such a great deal!” as quickly as humanly possible. Obtaining things – not hard. [...]

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Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

You can add “forgo dinner at home most nights and drag the family to Freebirds for a steak or chicken burrito bowl” to the list of things I’d do if money grew on trees around here. Right above that – never washing or flat-ironing my hair again. And since money doesn’t grow on trees, butterfly [...]

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Stovetop Hatch Chile and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Hatch Chile and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Raise your hand if you, too, are excited about hatch chile season! Why do I love hatch chiles? They’re sweeter and less bitter than most other peppers. They’re not overly spicy but the “hot” hatch chiles do have a nice amount of casual heat. And at $.48/lb this week, I’ll be spending my Saturday roasting [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Crawfish Boil (and Crawfish Mac & Cheese)

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish boils are kind of a big deal here in Houston. And by kind of a big deal, I mean how much more fun could a person want to have besides drinking beer (ahem, grapefruit margaritas), standing around a gigantic pot filled to the brim with corn, potatoes, crawfish, and scary amounts of cayenne pepper. [...]

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