Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Tacomas

All I want for Christmas is this dude...and for you to have a sweet holiday! I'll even let you take a break from tacos to enjoy turkey, cranberries, stuffing and potatoes...but I'll be back in the New Year with new recipes and reviews!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Slow Cooked Korean Beef

This is a really hard dish to make - in that it's basically impossible to stop yourself from eating it all in one sitting. Korean Beef is the whole package - sweet and sour, with crunchy and spicy toppings. My mouth is watering, and I just finished eating a couple. The best part about this recipe is how totally easy it is. Just whisk together the ingredients, throw it into a slow cooker and you're all set! Traditionally, Korean Beef is made with short ribs but I can never seem to find them at my local grocery store - so I substitute with beef chunk roast for a similarly delicious alternative.

I must give mad props to Confections of a Foodie Bride for the recipe inspiration. I made some alternations to my version, but the genius idea to make this dish happen in a slow cooker is all them. So throw it on, go watch the Star Wars trilogy (the only three Star Wars movies I will recognize) and you'll have a meal ready before you can say "Hayden Christiensen is the worst."

Friday, 7 December 2012

Elote (Mexican Corn on the Cob)

What a week. I've been sick as a dog, but luckily I got in this little treat before illness sneaked up and hit me like a sack of potatoes (or a sack of limes?). I know, I know - this isn't a taco. But sometimes, like your surrogate blog mother, I think it's important for you to eat your vegetables. Though I do advocate smearing cheesy goodness all over them before consumption. So alongside your daily taco, please enjoy elote - or Mexican corn on the cob. This is a great snack to serve at picnics or as a different sort of appetizer. The best way to cook it is in the husk - that way you have a natural handle when it comes time to chow down. But since it's not exactly corn season, I had to settle for half a husk (aka how corn comes packaged in plastic). So enjoy a little street food and get your daily serving of vegetables OR I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND (I'm basically your mother now).