Grilled Avocado and Mango Salsa

Grilled Avocado and Mango Salsa

So it was another night of grilling here in Southern California because it was just too darn hot to cook inside.  This time it was steak and chicken breast that I had in the freezer.  The recipe for the steak will follow soon but I just had to get this salsa on here.  It paired great with both and was a refreshing addition to the meal.  The smoke flavor from the grill really changes the flavor of both the mango and the avocado.  While Mexican food purists would probably poo poo on the idea of grilling an avocado, I cannot say enough … Continue reading

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Between setting the clocks back and the change in the weather, there’s no doubt that fall has arrived.  While still ridiculously mild compared to most of the country, there’s still a noticable difference here in Southern California.  So on that note I decided it was time for a spicy tortilla soup with all the trimmings.  While some versions might be easier than this one here, such as opening up various cans and adding them to a pot, this one will excite your taste buds.  I’m blessed to live in an area that has a wide variety of chiles available, but if you can’t … Continue reading

California Eggs Benedict with blender Hollandaise

California Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise

I had the best of intentions.  I told my wife I would make her favorite breakfast for this morning, but life got in the way and by the time I was ready to get to it she was ready to leave.  I kissed her goodbye and drove my daughter to her preschool.  When I got back, I still had some time before I had to pick up my son from a friends house and decided to make it anyways.  Sorry Honey-and it was good!  I’m dead now. So I got the things I needed; bacon, eggs, avocado, tomato, butter and … Continue reading