Illegal Pete’s

Illegal Pete’s is basically a Chipotle but on steroids and much higher quality meats. They also offer way more toppings than your typical Chipotle or Qdoba. And their queso is actually worth eating….looking at you Chipotle. Let me pause by saying, there is nothing wrong with Chipotle, in fact I am a frequent flyer…but let’sContinue reading “Illegal Pete’s”

Mission Cantina

Mission Cantina is located in West Seattle and is a great spot for weekend brunch. I don’t come here as often as I used to, but that is mostly due to the West Seattle bridge construction that is forever taking. This is a great spot to grab brunch with friends. This place used to offerContinue reading “Mission Cantina”

Elote

Corn is a summer staple! There are so many ways to cook it and it adds a sweetness and crunch to any dish! Elote is a traditional Mexican dish using corn as the star. Most elote will come as a whole ear of corn that they slather with mayo+sour cream mix and sprinkle with cheeseContinue reading “Elote”

Huevos Rancheros

So – is this authentic huevos rancheros? Probably not. But that is what makes cooking so great – you can take staple ingredients of a dish and completely make it your own and make it unique. I love a good huevos rancheros and find myself gravitating towards it everytime we go out for brunch onContinue reading “Huevos Rancheros”

Steak Street Tacos

Here we are again with another taco recipe – we all know my love (and slight obsession) with tacos. This recipe is probably my best yet though. It’s easy and the closest I have gotten to authentic street tacos that I crave on a regular basis. It is also probably the fewest ingredients I haveContinue reading “Steak Street Tacos”

Gracia

GRACIA – this cute little spot is located in Ballard serving up some incredible tacos. We ordered 3 – Al Pastor (top), Campechanos (middle), and Shrimp (bottom). The Campechanos was our favorite – it was filled with carne aside, bacon, chorizo, roasted pork, charred tomatillo salsa, onion and radish. The Al Pastor is filled withContinue reading “Gracia”

Sushi Tostada

Another fusion dish I experimented with! This is basically sushi on a tostada – honestly, it is more asian than fusion, but the tostada is mexican so it counts! This dish is fresh, light, crunchy, and spicy. If you love sushi and raw fish, then this is a great one for you! You can useContinue reading “Sushi Tostada”

Short Rib Tostada

I have been really in to fusion dishes lately and trying to explore different flavor profiles to create unique dishes. This one is inspired by mexican and asian flavors and ingredients. The base uses a tostada and black beans, which are typical in mexican dishes. The short ribs are then braised in soy sauce, riceContinue reading “Short Rib Tostada”

Carne Asada Quesadilla

The most time consuming thing in this recipe is making the caramelized onions. They take a lot of patience, but they yield a big reward. I love caramelized onions and will typically order a dish if it incorporates them because they are so delicious. They give such a deep flavor with a hint of sweetness,Continue reading “Carne Asada Quesadilla”

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema

I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I LOVE tacos. They are in my top 3 foods that I could without a doubt eat for the rest of my life with no complaints. There is just so much flavor and so many combinations, so you never get bored! These are someContinue reading “Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema”