Monday, February 8, 2016

I'll have a Frosted Cowboy, please!

I don't always repost book reviews, but when I do, it's because they are about fun & awesome novels.

If you're sitting in front of your computer planning your Spring Break or Summer vacation, you're going to need something entertaining to read. And nothing could be more fun than debut novelist Charlene Ross's Frosted Cowboy, complete with a cool cocktail!

This awesome review says it all.

You're welcome!

(buy it here)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mama's Chicken Soup

We don't get much rain here in LA, but when we do, we cook. Here's the easiest, yummiest, healthiest Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe to make and enjoy this weekend while it's raining. You're welcome!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

In large stock pot, bring 1 chicken, 1 quartered onion, 2 quartered celery stalks, 2 quartered large carrots and one jalapeno to a boil with 2-3 quarts of water, a bay leaf and 1 Tbls. menudo seasoning (optional). Reduce and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Remove pepper. Remove chicken from pot, and remove any chicken skin, fat & bones, leaving only the shredded meat. Set meat aside. Use an immersion blender to blend the stock.

Once blended, return meat to blended liquid. Add 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped stalks of celery, 2 cobs of corn cut into rings, 2 chopped zucchinis and a handful of cilantro. Season to taste with sea salt and lime juice. Bring to a bowl, then simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve with julienned tortilla strips, a sprinkle of shredded cheese, a sprinkle of cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

So good!