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chile chicken sopes

Green Chile Chicken Sopes #GoAutentico

If you’ve never tried sopes before, you are truly missing out. Sopes are delectable single-serving-sized savory Mexican corn cakes. They are made with a concave center so they’re perfect for filling with shredded meats, veggies, cheese, eggs, beans, or whatever tasty fillings you happen to have on hand. My kids love sopes so much they […]

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pineapple treasure chest

Fruit Treasure Chest for #StreamTeam

Each month Netflix adds new titles to its lineup, and this coming month offers a major ‘treasure': The 2004 film National Treasure. Now don’t scoff – hear me out: Mr. Jolly Tomato and I apparently missed this film the first time around; we were busy with toddlers and it didn’t really match up with our […]

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safest choice eggs

Expo West and Safe Eggs

Last week’s Natural Product Expo West was epic in both size and scope, with more than 71,000 attendees, and more than 2,700 product exhibitors of natural and organic products. I had a chance to sample hundreds of new items, from turmeric drinks to snack bars made with cricket flour (“You’re not truly paleo unless you […]

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kimmy schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and Me)

I’m taking a brief break from food for a few days while our family moves to a new house (Just a few blocks down the street; no biggie, right? Wrong! We’ve got Too. Much. Stuff. ). Fortunately what’s given me inspiration and a break from the whole undertaking is a new Netflix show called Unbreakable […]

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knotts boysenberry pie

Boysenberries are Back

It’s springtime, which means that our favorite berry, the boysenberry, will soon be making its much-anticipated appearance: The Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival will run this year from March 28 through April 12.   A little history: In the 1930s Walter Knott harvested the boysenberry, a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry, and […]

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cacique cheese display

The Art and Science of Cheese at Cacique

Cacique, the authentic Hispanic-style cheese company, produces cheeses and other products that are rich in both flavor and family history. We recently spent a day with other food bloggers at the Cacique headquarters just outside of Los Angeles and, after being immersed in all things Cacique, we came back even more inspired to work with […]

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goautentico cheese puffs

Brazilian Cheese Puffs #GoAutentico

We’re one of those families that has a lot of trouble getting out the door in the morning for school. No one wants to skip breakfast, but sometimes breakfast has to be an on-the-go affair. That’s why one of our kids’ favorite grab-and-go meals or snacks is these Brazilian Cheese Puffs (known as Pao de […]

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