Tag Archive | Mexican

Always a Hit Layered Dip

I went to a potluck yesterday and decided to bring an no fail sure fire hit: A Mexican style layered dip. This dish is so easy for a potluck and it’s ready in less than an hour. There are many variations of this dish but after many a trial and error this is my go to recipe.

Ingredients List:

  • 1 8oz tub of cream cheese (soften)
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1  can of refried beans (398ml)
  • 2 soft avocados (mashed)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 16oz jar of salsa
  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup orange pepper chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped and deseeded
  • hot peppers to taste
  • Tortilla Chips

****click on the picture for a more info about how to make your own Always a Hit Layered Dip!

My current contract is ending today and so I will be able to post more recipes and enjoy a summer full of foodventures. Thanks for reading and I love hearing from you so if you have any questions/tips/ideas or if you want to join me on a foodventure shoot me a message at  foodventuresandotherstories@gmail.com. Happy Sunday!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

Mexican Foodventure #1: Corn on a Stick!

I just spent an unforgettable week in Mexico City. I was staying with some dear friends of mine and since they  are locals,  I had the opportunity to see, try and do things that a tourist wouldn’t necessarily have the chance to do in another circumstance.

Along with all the sights and debauchery, it was my mission to eat as much of the local fare as possible. I will admit that it was a hilarious week of good, spicy and downright nasty! On every street corner you see a vendor of some sort and quite often you see people grilling corn. This past summer in Veracruz, I witnessed a disgusted attempt at corn in a cup: (which is the same as corn on a stick…but in a cup!) and was a bit weary but figured i might as well try it for myself…

**click on the picture for a step by step of Corn on a Stick!

In the end, I never finished my corn on a stick. I will admit that the concept is cool and I would order it again BUT without the Queso Blanco, as a cheese lover I was appalled….I mean, don’t call this stuff cheese…It’s more like dehydrated rotten feta. Okay, i know i sound harsh but i take my cheese very seriously. I wish that i could order corn on a stick in Toronto; what a perfect snack on a summer day.

Speaking of summer….i hope everyone is staying warm.; It was quite a shocker getting off the plane last night. But I have the perfect remedy and will post it for y’all this weekend.

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

I dream of Mexico…

I recently booked a trip to Mexico City to spend a week with one of my oldest gal pals. I leave the first week of Feb and it won’t come soon enough. It is -15 degress in Toronto right now! (YUCK!) I realize that I am Canadian (and a Canadian from Northern Ontario nonetheless) but I cannot get used to this brutal weather!!!! Anyway, my friend Jen is coming over this evening for dinner and a catch up and so feeling inspired by my trip I decided to make something a little Mexican (Mexican Lasagna with Guacamole Rice) and a little Naughty. Perfect for girls night. Bring on the Tequila!

Ingredients List:

  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • handful of cilantro chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • half a red pepper chopped
  • half a jalapeno pepper chopped
  • half a tomato chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (i used the taco/nacho shredded cheese mix)
  • 4 tbsp of salsa ( this is just a guideline)
  • 3 corn tortillas
  • handful of tortilla chips
  • 1 1-/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 1-/2 ripe avacado’s
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Gloves of Garlic
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serves 4

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make this Naughty Mexican Lasagna with a side of Guacamole Rice

 

The rice is intense and the sour cream adds the perfect flavour and creaminess to cut that intensity. Everything works really well with the Mexican Lasagna and it is a fun and very tasty dish!

I’d love to hear from you and know if you have tried to make anything at home. Thanks for reading. Stay Warm!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

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