Basic Go-To Salsa

Nate’s good friend Lokey requested we post a recipe for salsa. First, let me say that salsa is really like a signature. Everyone has his/her own way of doing it. My aunt puts a little ketchup in hers. Lindsey and Jesse add extra garlic. I like all kinds of salsa. I’m not too fond of … [Read more…]

Blue Corn Chipotle Shrimp Bites

One of my favorite restaurants is Z’Tejas in Austin, Texas. Perhaps I love it so much because I see so many friendly faces there. Several friends have worked there through the years. Including my friend Clay who sometimes works the bar and my BFF Brent who was a waiter there at one point. The list … [Read more…]

Corn Tortillas… muy bueno!

Nate could eat Mexican food seven days a week. I could eat it five days and the other two would probably be Chinese food of some sort. Several months ago a box came from Amazon and inside it was a silver tortilla press glowing with possibility. “What is that man up to?” I thought to … [Read more…]

Banh-Mi (Beware the Fish Sauce)

  Banh-Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich.    Around these parts, a Banh-Mi will usually set you back about $2. My friend Duy introduced me to his native country’s Banh-Mi several years ago. My relationship with the Banh-Mi started off very rocky when Duy forgot to mention that these sandwiches often feature raw jalapenos.  Once I … [Read more…]

Shrimp Boilin’

  We struggle to find meals we can cook at home that are easy and don’t require us to spend our time after work doing dishes. In fact, I hate doing dishes so badly that I have been known to cry. I’ve also been known to throw away a few dishes when the thought of … [Read more…]