Chicken Tacos with Green Rice

Grilled chicken. You can’t go wrong with grilled chicken. But, what makes this special is the green chili rice and Ancho chili paste. Also aboard, cilantro, cheddar cheese and green onions. Roast up some Poblano and Jalapeno peppers. I do mine on a gas cooktop. I let them go till they are all charred on […]

Austin Farmer Market Event: Book Cook Show Off

When: Sat, July 25, 9am – 1pm. Where Austin Farmers’ Market Downtown at Republic Square Park, 4th and Guadalupe. Colombia Pictures sponsors this special event at Austin Farmers’ Market, featuring Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas and writer Laura Kelso performing demos inspired by the book and now, major motion picture, Julie and Julia, starring Meryl Streep. Trivia […]

Alamo Event: Mushrooms

The Alamo has cooked up another special movie night. This one has a mushroom theme and music by the Flaming Lips: Food event coming for your food event-worthy consideration!  Alamo Ritz executive chef Trish Eichelberger has prepared an incredible three-course feast with wine parings to be served during a screening of Ron Mann’s SXSW-jamming documentary […]

Supplies At Hand

Get out there and harvest all your tomatoes and basil in the garden before the heat puts the hurt on (if it hasn’t all ready). I made this Summer Pesto Appetizer with my garden ingredients. Hollowed out tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto. Bonus: didn’t have to turn on a burner to do it.

Local Dressing: Tuna Salad

Seared Tuna Salad: bib lettuce, red onion, big eye tuna, caramelized yellow onion, Sass Sesame and Garlic salad dressing and a drizzle of ginger tamarind sauce. Sass is a local salad dressing company, started in 1986 by twin sisters Carol and Lauri Raymond. Apparently, the name stands for Season All Stuff Sauce (I guess that […]