Mexican Inspired

One Pot Spanish Rice

One Pot Spanish Rice

I remember growing up as kid and my grandma making us Spanish rice for dinner.  Her version had rice, green bell peppers and ground meat in a tomato based sauce.  We always loved it as a kid.  The other night I was craving a simple […]

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

One of my favorite things to get from Chipotle is a veggie burrito bowl.  They are simple yet flavorful.  Beans replace the meat (and frankly I think taste better).  But the star of the burrito bowl in my opinion are the veggies.  We live in […]

Mexican Mac & Cheese

Mexican Mac & Cheese

On a ninety degree sunny day what is the first thing that comes to mind to cook?  Mac and cheese!  No?  Just me?  Ok not really but it was Father’s Day and the day was all about making my husband things HE liked which is […]

Easy Enchilada Bake

Easy Enchilada Bake

I love making enchiladas.  While they are not hard to make they are definitely time consuming.  So I discovered a way to get the same great taste of enchiladas AND save time making it.  Win win!  My easy enchilada bake recipe is my new go-to […]

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

My husband could eat Mexican food everyday (he is from Texas).  It was Soup Sunday so I decided to appease him and make some veggie enchilada inspired soup for him.  This soup is a one pot meal that makes clean up soup-er easy! Enchilada Inspiration…. […]

veggie burrito bowls

veggie burrito bowls

There are some nights when I don’t want to cook but don’t feel like getting take out either.  Chipolte is a go-to for us as far as takeout goes.  I love their veggie burrito bowls.  The combination of beans, rice and faijta veggies are light […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  We just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

  [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of the year again – Opening Day!  Detroit’s unofficial (drinking) Holiday.  Where people come together to celebrate their love for baseball, the first signs of spring and a day of debauchery.  This year I realized I haven’t worked on Opening Day […]

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

  My husband recently started a new workout program and is strictly following the meal plan that goes with it.  Which is making it harder for me to put together meals.  The real challenge is when I want to cook vegetarian.  He is allowed lots […]

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week our meals are for the most part healthy.  We have a good rotation of meatless meals, healthy salads with homemade dressings and some carb-free menu items.  As you can tell by reading ANY post of mine, there is usually always an abundance […]