lime

my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013
april

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

Continue reading

spicy chicken rice bowls

daisi - August 8, 2012
Mexican Rice Bowl-001

So this isn’t technically a recipe, just simply an idea. An idea inspired by the naked burrito bowls at Qdoba/Chipotle, complete with a healthier, brown rice version of the cilantro-lime rice. This is kind of like taco night, only stepped up a notch or two. Pick your favorite ingredients, set them up in a row and let everyone build their perfect spicy rice bowl. here’s …

Pin It Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

daisi - August 6, 2012

In these warm (understatement of the year) summer months, I’ve been craving light, refreshing meals. This week cilantro was on my brain. I do love me some Qdoba, so I decided to attempt a healthier-homemade naked burrito bowl at home, complete with cilantro-lime brown rice. Inspired by this Two Peas & Their Pod cilantro-lime rice, I decided to make a healthier version by substituting brown rice for white. The …

Pin It Continue reading

Lime Chicken Melt

daisi - June 25, 2012
IMG_4068

I bought double the ingredients for the Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro I made last week. So later in the week, I re-invented the recipe into a chicken melt. It was the best sandwich I’ve had in quite a while. I’m typically not a fan of hot sandwiches (call me crazy) but for some reason the thought of lime, cilantro, and chicken with …

Pin It Continue reading

menu recap [week 24]

daisi - June 15, 2012
MENU RECAP

So here’s what I made this week so far. I will definitely be cooking Saturday after my first trip to the farmers’ market this year, but I have no clue what it will be just yet. I’ll share if it’s good! Seriously, this week’s meals were so delicious and pretty light/healthy-ish. Monday: Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro Saw this on Sunday, made …

Continue reading

Chicken Tamale Casserole

daisi - February 26, 2012
photo

I love getting recommendations of blogs to follow through other great blogs. It’s like book recommendations or something, they’re always better when you know the source suggesting them. That is how I came to find the elefantitas alegres blog. Although, I can’t recall which blog introduced me, I have been a loyal follower for quite a while now. Kate does menu recaps pretty often and I …

Pin It Continue reading

menu recap [weeks 6 & 7]

daisi - February 17, 2012
menu recap white

[Week 6] The superbowl food coma, combined with a mid-week ski trip meant not a lot of cooking for me this week. We had such a successful, very small, get together for the superbowl.  Everything turned out great and I ate my weight in all the delicious snacks. Of course P-Dub made an appearance…with the BBQ Whiskey Sliders… huge hit. And you can’t do football without …

Continue reading

Taco Night [pulled chicken tacos]

daisi - June 24, 2010
pulled chicken

After being continuously tortured by my friend Big Perm‘s taco pics, I decided to have a taco night of my own.  It was very last minute and was inspired by one of our last rooftop nights at our loft in OKC. Print the recipe HERE! Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 1 lime 1 small onion, quartered bay leaf 1 cup of chicken broth (or …

Continue reading