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Chipotle Beef Tacos with Caramelized Onions (Tacos de Carne Asada Enchipotlada)

I love Rick Bayless! How I wish he had a restaurant in Los Angeles!

May 02, 2011
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Carne Asada

If you live in the Santa Monica area, you must try Bob's Market (on Ocean Park Blvd.) carne asada, which is already marinated. Yummy! I'm going to try this one though, because I'm up for a good alternative!

May 02, 2011
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Chiles Rellenos

Delicious! My mom made the best I have ever tasted! Yummy! They are not as easy as they look, that I know from experience.

Apr 26, 2011
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Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

I'll do some research, but I'm almost sure it has to do with some kind of shock.

Apr 06, 2011
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Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

If the beans need extra water, do not add in cold water. You must add in only hot water, or the beans will turn black and taste kinda funny. You can also read my post at the bottom of all the post for more info.

Apr 05, 2011
Mario A.C. in Home Cooking

Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

Also remember not to add in cold water to your pinto beans, while they are boiling, because it will make them turn black and taste a little off. If you want to add in extra water while they are cooking (because the water is getting low and they aren't ready yet), don't forget to add in hot water (or broth) only! Also, if they happen to burn at the bottom, do not mix them around, or add in water, untill you carefully spoon out the top, unburned layers of beans, and put them out into a new (hot watered) pot, or they will taste really burnt all over, or be humados, as they say in Spanish. :) Experience from my mother's kitchen.

Apr 05, 2011
Mario A.C. in Home Cooking

Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-Style Artichokes)

This sounds very delicious! I think I'll try this soon. I've got an Italian roommate who will probably enjoy these, as will I. Thanks for the recipe!

Jun 11, 2010
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Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

Enjoy your beans!!!

Mar 31, 2009
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Dried Beans – to soak or not to soak, that is the question

This depends on the bean. I'm a beaner, I should know. If you think that beans should always be soaked, then vitamins are being knocked out. If you think you should not soak beans, then according to you, "other nutrients" are being blocked; so, what you are saying is, beans are not so good for you. They come packed with so many nutrients, that they are good at packing a punch, which means: whether you soak or not, they will be beneficial. Fiber (B)ecomes. Protiens (E)ven. Vitamins (A)non... with Aminos opposite of (N)one. Molecularly enhanced by our (S)un! BEANS! Soak them, don't soak them, they will always be good for you, and taste GREAT!!! Just make sure to clean them true... yet, if you don't, the boiling water will do that too!!!!

Mar 31, 2009
Mario A.C. in Home Cooking