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Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Happy Meatless Monday! I have a really easy homemade pizza recipe for you today. For the crust, I tried a new find in my grocer’s refrigerated section – a whole grain pizza crust. This tube of dough was pressed into a greased 13”x9” baking dish, and baked for 8 minutes, to get things started. After … Continue reading

Tmaz Taqueria

Tmaz Taqueria

I’m so excited to share my most recent, fantastic Ann Arbor restaurant find with you today! I’m not sure I could even tell you where I first heard about Tmaz Taqueria. But after encountering multiple rave reviews in the news, restaurant review websites, and via social media, I finally decided that it was time that … Continue reading

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

Have you guys ever purchased canned enchilada sauce? You know, the bright red stuff that contains MSG? I’m going to go ahead and recommend you make this sauce instead. To the above ingredients (which many people already have in their pantry already, yes?), add a can of unsalted tomato sauce. If you can’t find unsalted … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas

I know I say it every summer, but summer meals truly ARE the BEST. Every spring, I am super psyched to start grilling. (Er, ahem, for the huz to start grilling). Once we do, we usually grill once or twice per week for the next several months. Every week I look forward to “grillin’ day.” … Continue reading

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a new recipe on the blog! Twelve whole days, actually, with my “Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs and Roasted Chickpeas” post being my last shared recipe. But don’t worry – I have been cooking, and here’s the evidence. I’m a sucker for any dish involving cornbread. This casserole has … Continue reading

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

Black Bean Salad & Tex-Mex Calzones

I’ve a lovely pair of dinner recipes for you today, courtesy of my favorite healthy recipe source: Cooking Light! A side and an entrée, which pair together perfectly. Let’s start with the side. Alternatively this makes also makes a great meatless lunch (I can tell you from experience, as that is exactly what I made … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Today I’m going to take you on an adventure. The adventure ends with quesadillas. You in? I thought so. One upon a time, a twenty-something chick found a recipe for quesadillas that she fancied. Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas, from BevCooks, in fact. On Sunday morning, she tossed a few ingredients in her crock pot. … Continue reading

Gaucho Casserole

Gaucho Casserole

I think I’ve made about a million different variations on this Gaucho Casserole. You know, the vaguely Americanized-Mexican dish with some variable combination of ground beef, tomatoes, onions and peppers, rice or flour tortillas, taco seasoning, beans, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, sour cream, and cheese? You know ‘em… the Enchilada Lasagna, Tex-Mex Rice Bowl, and … Continue reading

Enchilada Lasagna

Enchilada Lasagna

Finding a hundred variations on a Mexican casserole is not a difficult task. Basically, they’re a dime a dozen. “Mexican Lasagna,” or “Taco Delight,” or “Fiesta Casserole,” or what have you. Most everyone loves the familiar flavors to be found in these comfort food dishes. Finding one that is relatively healthy, and not weighed down … Continue reading

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Isalita–An Ann Arbor Restaurant Review

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of dining at the newly-opened Isalita in Ann Arbor. I cannot remember the last time I was so excited to try a new restaurant! [above picture source: freep.com] Isalita is the brainchild of the owner of the high-touted, nationally acclaimed restaurant located right next door: Mani Osteria. I … Continue reading