365 – Day 343

365 – Day 343

by Valerie | 01.31.12 | Photography | No Comments »

365 – Day 342

365 – Day 342

by Valerie | 01.30.12 | Photography | No Comments »

365 – Day 341

365 – Day 341

by Valerie | 01.29.12 | Photography, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

spicy chipotle taco time

A while back ago I made a post about the Rick Bayless taco sauces. At that time I had made it a goal to try to replicate them by making the sauce myself. Since posting about them I’ve had several successful attempts at replicating some of the sauces, but due to my inability to write things down and remember what I did I never made good on the promise to post them. So after a year I’ve abandoned the mission to replicate and just made my own versions of taco sauces. So here are two version for a spicy chipotle taco sauce.

Número uno:

  • 2 chipolte peppers (canned) and a tablespoon of adobo sauce from the can.
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 pan roasted tomatoes cored and deseeded
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste

Número dos:

  • 2 chipotle peppers canned in a tablespoon of adobo sauce from the can
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tomatoes cord and deseeded
  • 1/3 bottle of beer (my Texan roots prefer Shiner Bock)

For the tacos themselves, we usually use some type of faux meat product (usually seitan). We start by cooking some onions (about 1/2 chopped, usually white or red), 2 cloves of garlic, and if we have them on hand some bell peppers either diced or sliced in some butter or olive oil over medium heat. We then add the meat and cook until heated all the way through, sometimes I let it brown a bit. Finally add the taco sauce lower the heat and cook for and additional 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

by Ryan | 01.29.12 | Recipes | No Comments »

365 – Day 340

365 – Day 340

by Valerie | 01.28.12 | Photography | No Comments »

365 – Day 339

365 – Day 339

by Valerie | 01.27.12 | Photography | No Comments »

365 – Day 338

365 – Day 338

by Valerie | 01.26.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 3

2012: Week 3
Lines & light

by Valerie | 01.26.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 2

2012: Week 2
Beautiful winter sunset

by Valerie | 01.26.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 1

2012: Week 1
Churros & chocolate at Frita Batidos 

This past year, I challenged myself to take at least one photo a day & post that photo to our blog & in my 365 Flickr set. I thought it would be fun & I figured it wouldn’t always be easy (& it wasn’t), but it helped me to get more comfortable with taking photos (practice makes perfect, right?) & it forced me to put those photos out into the world even when they weren’t always good photos or to my liking.

For 2012, I’ll be posting just one photo a week & I hope to continue to grow in my ability to take interesting photos as it’s something I really enjoy doing. Happy New Year!

by Valerie | 01.26.12 | Around town, Photography | No Comments »

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