Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The breakfast of champions!

There is nothing like Huevos Rancheros to get you Saturday morning started. I made the beans and salsa de tomate myself, and the eggs were fresh from my sister-in-laws chickens! If you would prefer to skip the cooking and get right to eating, try the Huevos Rancheros at Mom's Tamales. It's a little family-run restaurant in Highland Park. You will not only eat the most delicious breakfast known to humankind, but you may also have a few tamales and a champurrado too! :D


For more information on Mom's Tamales, click here. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shabu Shabu in Sacramento :D

A couple of students and I went up to Sacramento for a one day trip to lobby for Cal Grants! It was such an amazing experience and an awesome adventure for the three of us. We finished up a great day by eating some delicious Japanese Shabu Shabu at Heat Shabu Baru. 
We started off with some Gyoza, which are pretty much pot stickers. Very very delicious pot stickers. :D
Jessica was working on her chop stick skills. I think she got the hang of it.
Manuel was working on his fly catching skills like Mr. Miyagi. Ahhh Manuelson :D
We got all these veggies, noodles, and tofu to add to our Shabu pot. 
I really loved the Spicy Miso pot, but the Spicy Tonkatsu was good too. Mixing the two together was an awesomely delicious combo :D
The meal ended with Green Tea ice cream topped off with Mochi bits. 

All in all it was a great way to end such a amazing day. We were blessed to meet a lot of friendly and caring people, and explore new food :D For more information on Heat Shabu Baru, click here. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Carnitas de La Luz Del Dia!

If you'd like to try the best Carnitas in Los Angeles, head over to Olvera Street to try La Luz Del Dia's Carnitas Tacos. I know everyone has their favorites around the city, but this place specializes in this crispy and juicy meat. My husband and I have been going here for years, and we cannot get over how delicious they are. The foto above is the awesome view of fresh tortillas and boiling Carnitas you get from the second floor.
Since we love to get our grub on, we usually order a pound of Carnitas and a dozen tortillas with a side of guacamole y nopales. This can feed anywhere from two tragones to five modest eaters. And don't forget the salsa de tomate! It goes perfectly with anything they serve.
Nothing beats a great taco, served by women who have been cooking up this awesomeness for as long as I can remember, and a good trio on a sunny afternoon in the city of angeles :D

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Elote!

Did you know that Elote was INVENTED by Mexicans?! Yup, that's right, an INVENTION. I couldn't believe it either. I was watching a PBS show about Mexico when they brought it up, and I was so proud, I almost shed some tears. It is one of the greatest inventions known to man, and soooo delicious :D

If you're curious like I was, check out more information here.

Bootleg LA Dirty Dogs for Dinner

It's what we do here in the Blanco household. The awesomest invention of a hot dog wrapped in bacon. This genius idea could only be thought up by the amazing chefs that roam the dark streets of Los Angeles so that you can get your grub on after a long day in DTLA or a night of dancing.

No buns? No worries, I have pan de sandwich! :D

Tortas y Agua de Piña con Apio

I have a special place in my heart for tortas! I mean, I think we would all agree that they are just too delicious. (if you don't, you should just slap yourself now!) What wouldn't you love about homemade bread, juicy meat, and a few veggies sprinkled in between. I went to Cook's Tortas in Monterey Park with some friends a couple of months back and thought I'd share our food fotos. The food was good, but the Agua Fresca was delicious! :D
Amy's California Torta with grilled chicken, salsa, tomato, lettuce, and fried sage.

Evelyn's Torta. I can't remember what she ordered :/
My Cochinita Torta with a side of sweet potato fries and Agua de Piña con Apio :D

Pasta Dinner and Roasted Higos for Dessert

I love love love figs. My grandparents had a fig tree in their backyard, and I grew up eating them. I buy them whenever they are in season, and love trying new recipes. En la foto arriba, I roasted figs in the oven toped them with some vanilla ice cream, and drizzled some reduced balsamic over the top :D Try it, it'll knock yo socks off!
Dinner was a whole wheat pasta with homemade marinara sauce and freshly grated parmesan cheese :D This was a random pairing for dinner and dessert, but hey, I gotta eat.