Ceviche was something I was looking forward to eating in Ecuador. It’s often disputed that ceviche’s birthplace is either Peru or Ecuador so it’s hard not to find it, and order it, from any given menu. This Ecuadorian style shrimp ceviche took me back to the week I spent on the Galapagos Islands. It’s so easy and delicious!
The other night my friend called last minute to gather a group to grill. I’m 50-50 when it comes to handling last minute plans… I like to consider myself super spontaneous, but I really value prep time. Anyways, I offered to bring a summery side dish – thinking I could whip up a healthy potato salad […]
The craft beer movement is something special. It’s like the iconic American dream of following your passion to success while serving the local community. From someone who is not traditionally a beer drinker, I walked away from Deep Ellum Brewery with my Top Ten Reasons to Support Craft Breweries and jump on this beer bandwagon!
My favorite part of the day is when the sun has just come up and the day is full of promises. My typically morning starts with a run followed by my favorite meal of the day… Oh how I live for breakfast. If cheesy hot chocolate, fresh yucca rolls, and cinnamon pastries are your thing, […]
There are very few things more intimate than being invited into someone’s home to share a meal. An afternoon stroll through Quito’s Old Town and a quick stop in a local hole-in-the-wall allowed me to eat next to the locals, but not with them… I’m so grateful that a number of companies are popping up […]
I am convinced there is no lactose intolerance problem in South America. I just returned from Ecuador and on every street corner, in every mom and pop convenient store, I was tempted by ice cream and frozen fruit treats galore. Just as much as this sweet man… I am a sucker for all things milky […]
My friends (admittedly myself included) are about as indecisive as, well, I’m not quite sure… So when it came to Fourth of July plans we considered a road trip to Austin, camping in Oklahoma, a flight to LA, going to my parent’s lake house outside Kansas City, and then we settled on staying in Dallas. […]
My sister Alli has a way with animals. I wouldn’t go so far as to say she’s a horse whisper – anyone that knows her knows she’s been bucked, thrown, broken a foot, dislocated a shoulder, suffered a concussion and had to undergo wrist surgery due to miscommunication with these four-legged friends. I guess that’s […]
Growing up, when Mom was out of town Dad offered two options on the dinner menu: Tony’s frozen pizza or Kraft Mac & Cheese mixed with canned tuna (gross, right?). My dad has greatly expanded his culinary expertise since then, but we actually considered these meals a treat. Boxed dinners were a rarity in our […]
You don’t need to track down hard to find ingredients to make great tacos. In fact, you probably shouldn’t. Tacos are a perfect way to use up leftovers and clean out the fridge. I start with a protein, then layer on the flavor with fresh produce, cheese or even jarred condiments. I love making tacos […]