Barbacoa Tacos

TACO TUESDAY🌮 INGREDIENTS 4 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast Kosher salt, to taste 2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil 1 white or yellow onion, sliced thinly 1.5 cups beef broth 2 tbsp. tomato paste 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. chipotle chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp….

Chicken Salsa Verde Soup

We found this recipe in an Everyday Foods magazine and it has been a go-to winter family meal for the last 10 years. You can make it in 15 minutes and the whole family loves it! Ingredients 🐓 Rotisserie chicken, shredded 1 jar of salsa verde (mild or hot) 1 box of chicken broth 1…

Bleecker’s Beef Stew

…but it’s really by Martha Stewart. INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs stew meat 1/3 c. tomato paste 3 T. balsamic vinegar 2 T. flour (could sub GF flour or arrowroot starch) 2 onions; chopped 1 inch chunks 1 lb red new potatoes; quartered 1 lb carrots; diced 1 inch chunks 1 lb celery; diced *we added this…

Food Photography

I had the opportunity to shoot the menu for the new Las Colinas restaurant Hugo’s Invitados. The food is excellent, fresh, and the ingredients are real. Here are some of the pictures I took.

Texas Chili

TEXAS CHILI 1 tbsp. bacon grease 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 3 tbsp. chopped garlic 3 tbsp. chili powder 2 tbsp. paprika 1 tbsp. cumin 2 tsp. dried oregano 1 lb. ground beef chuck 1 lb. Italian sausage links, removed from casings and crumbled 2 tsp. kosher salt, add more as needed 2 cans (28…

Tartine Bakery

Is there much better in this life than a house-made warm chocolate croissant, a delicious savory quiche, fresh squeezed orange juice, and great hot coffee? We think not! We’ve been to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco several times over the years, standing in line outside the little shop for up to an hour, and each…

Mango Dessert Tacos

Simple, messy and gooey – just like they should be. No one gets a fork! INGREDIENTS • flour tortillas • butter • cinnamon sugar (1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon) -or- Bleecker Food version: cinny-sugar-cocoa-coconut! • 2 fresh mangos, peeled & diced • About 1 cup vanilla ice cream (it should be…

R+D Kitchen

R+D Kitchen is in the Hillstone Restaurant group, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas. The burger is so good, the sushi is so fresh, the ambiance is A+ and the service continues to impress time and time again. Also, a great meal is always better around great conversation,…

Peach Crumble

Fresh peaches are really delicious, but they’re even better when you mix them with sugar! This has become one of our favorite summer desserts. It’s also gluten and dairy free, unless you add a scoop of good vanilla ice cream! ______________________________________________________________________________ Yield: 6 people    Prep Time: 10 min.    Cook Time: 30 min. ______________________________________________________________________________ Here’s what you…

Barlean’s Fish Oil

We found the best tasting fish oil with no fishy aftertaste: Barlean’s Citrus Sorbet Omega Swirl. It actually tastes like an orange creamsicle. Here’s what inside the bottle: Here’s some info we discovered after talking with our doctor and doing some reading on the web: Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fatty layers of cold-water…