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What’s the most common reaction when someone says fajitas? Mmmmmmm!
It’s a meal that you hear as well as see – the sound of that sizzling steak is the first thing to catch your attention. Then there is the smell of that buttery, juicy beef, along with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. By the time the plate is set down, you have already got a tortilla in one hand and a fork in the other. Read the rest of this entry »
Some people love Tex-Mex food but have trouble handling the spicier stuff like chili peppers. This bothers them because they know that the hotter foods can really add to the taste and overall eating experience of Tex-Mex. So, the question is, how do they get used to eating spicier foods? Here are a few ideas from food experts.
You may love Tex-Mex food, but if you are diabetic, you have to watch what you eat, particularly keeping an eye on the carbs and fats.
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There are a lot of healthy foods that go into Tex-Mex cooking – beans, tomatoes, peppers, corn, cheese, lean beef, fish, chicken, and pork. But, even though it includes these good ingredients, you still need to be careful in how you prepare your Tex-Mex if you want avoid a lot of calories and fat. Here are a few tips.
Summer is just around the corner, and nothing goes better with summertime cookouts and barbecues than Tex-Mex food. It’s perfect for weekend or holiday gatherings. With a few substitutions, you can make something good and good for you. And, what’s best, these dishes are quick and easy to make.
Summer is a time for walks on the beach…and Tex-Mex food!
Here are a few healthy summertime Tex Mex ideas from Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe. You can find the recipes for each of these dishes at feedmephoebe.com. Read the rest of this entry »
The steak fajita. You can probably taste it already, the sizzling meat and vegetables piled on a tender flour tortilla with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. The question now is: how do you make this culinary creation? Well, here’s how.
Actually, the four things really great Tex-Mex cooks do are things all great cooks do to make sure their food tastes delicious – using fresh ingredients, using spices with care, choosing their cookbooks carefully, and avoiding canned ingredients. Here is a little more information on each of the four. Read the rest of this entry »
Tex Mex dishes are fairly easy to make, yet even the easiest of recipes can be improved upon.
Take a look below for three ways we know to make sure the Tex Mex food you prepare at home is as tasty as it can be.
- Always use the freshest of vegetables.
This holds true for any dish with veggies, of course. But because Tex Mex’s vegetables are so colorful (lettuce; red, yellow and green bell peppers; tomatoes, etc.) it’s even more important that you seek out the freshest produce you can find when you head out to your local grocery store or farmer’s market.
Everybody is more health conscious these days, and more aware of living in harmony with our environment. Earth Day, April 22, is one manifestation of that attitude. Another example of this concern is the trend toward eating organic – food that has not been treated with any type of chemical, which many contend are not good for our environment.
Tex Mex cuisine is really easy to make vegetarian: simply swamp beans or rice for the meat normally used in burritos, tacos, etc.
But if you’d like to try your hand at a thoroughly vegan Tex Mex dish, we’ve found one that uses sweet potatoes as its filling courtesy of BeardandBonnet.com that should really whet your whistle.