Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Saturday, April 3, 2010

chicken soft tacos

It's spring!! The weather could not have been more beautiful today, and I think we were inspired by this perfect sunny day and the clear end of winter when we were thinking about what to make for dinner tonight - we were drawn to ingredients that would taste light and fresh (i.e., radishes, jicama and cilantro). Sure, I would never describe my weekly burrito at Qdoba as "light and fresh", but it is totally possible to make tacos that come out that way when you go light on the sour cream and cheese and heavy on the crunchy vegetable toppings.

I also need to point out that I took about 20 minutes taking pictures tonight. I am beginning to think that my particular food-porn fetish is ingredient-porn.

Cubed chicken breasts sauteed with banana peppers, garlic, red onion, chili powder and salsa verde

Black beans

Cilantro (we planted an herb garden today and it includes cilantro! in case the focal point in my photo wasn't an obvious clue, we loooove cilantro. so excited to grow our own!)



Mexican green onion


Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro del Tempo cheese....wait, what???? Okay, so the cheese we used has the longest name ever because we received a fantastic surprise two days ago - a package of gourmet Italian cheeses courtesy of my boyfriend's mom! I used to think cheese-by-mail was sketchy, but now I am totally a believer. This was a wonderful surprise - thanks Lynn!

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