When you’re having the all-important debate between pizza or tacos for dinner, I’ve got you covered. Why choose one when you can have the best of both? I’m all about compromise. And about making your favorite traditional comfort foods with real ingredients.
I love the idea of simple foods, and love eating food that brings me back to my roots. I grew up in a Mexican household, and two of the staple foods I ate were rice and beans. So, I wanted to share a recipe that embodies my determination to cook similar foods to the ones that I grew up with, while also adding my personal touch to it. This Fiesta Bowl is one of my favorites because it requires minimal effort, includes the food staples that I grew up with, and a lot of nostalgic love.
We try to do everything with love and treat everyone with love, siempre. So, on a sunny afternoon in April, when Dawn and Hawkes sang, “Have you ever let a stranger become someone you love,” it felt like a serendipitous understanding of one another. As though we were raised at the same table, on the same values. From that moment, Chris Hawkes and Miranda Dawn felt like newcomers no more, but people we loved, como familia.
Finish the sentence: Spicy Jalapeño _____. Poppers, chips, cream cheese, pasta, chicken sausage, margarita, pasta? Yes, yes, and yes! BUT. Imagine something that could take the non-spicy versions of all these dishes from plain to piquant. (Okay, maybe not the margarita, but then again…) Say hello to our little friend, Spicy Jalapeño Mayo!
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