Recent Posts by Art Rodriguez

Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert Recipe

I had been reading about local chefs and restaurants serving fruit-infused tequilas and mescals and immediately started to think about how I can use that flavor in a dessert. That was the inspiration for this Tequila Roasted Mango Fool Dessert. A fruit fool (or...
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California Figs

California pepper fig salsa spears.  Quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and figs.  Mission figs sausage sliders.  Grilled cheese with fig-onion jam.  Griddled fig and prosciutto.  Filet mignon with spiced fig Not Ketchup.  Lamb daube with orange zest and California Figs.  Hot damn! Read more

Sopa de Ajo, or Sweet Garlic Soup Recipe

Due to our warmer than normal California spring weather, it is crazy and unfathomable to picture anyone standing over their stove making soup.  However, there are parts of the country that are still under a blanket of snow or in the midst of a...
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Enfrijolada Recipe

It is breakfast time in my kitchen and this Enfrijolada recipe is definitely one of my top three quick breakfast dishes. What is an "enfrijolada?" It's a beans and tortilla dish. Yep, that simple. Enfrijoladas were an essential part of farmhand living in Mexico. This...
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Huevos Rancheros

With Stephen gone for an entire week in Miami attending the Hispanicize conference (I’m not bitter), I found myself eating crap.  Without my other half to eat with/cook for/to cook for me, I found myself at three fast food joints in a single day,...
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