ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: Avocado-Mango Salad with Fresh (or Blue) Cheese, Bacon, and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

I recently purchased Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless, which promised a small tome of easy, healthy, and flavorful recipes. My first outing was a bit of a misfire with a decent but not amazing slow-cooked chicken and tomatillo stew. Surely I could do better. For my second attempt at Mexican Everyday, I decided to take […]


For about nine months I’ve been toying with the idea of finally buying a Mexican cookbook. It had seemed like a glaring omission in my ever growing collection, which at this point includes Jamaican, Irish, Swedish, and even Trinidadian cuisines. Heck, I even have a hilarious cookbook titled “A Passion for Mushrooms,” which I may […]