black eyed pea hummus recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus & Texas Caviar

Happy New Year to You and Yours! I can't believe it's 2016. New Years has always been a celebration in my family. My brother, sister, and cousins used to all meet up at my grandparents in Santa Clara and run wild while on break. We would get there sometime around Christmas and leave after the New Year. My grandparents are some of the most important people in my life. I was that teenager who...
tostones recipe

Tostones y Mojo

Half of the dinners around here are quinoa bowls and fresh greens. The rest are filled with arroz junto and tostones. I never tasted mojo and gandules verdes while living on the west coast. Years later, Kevin laughs at me because I keep a jar of homemade sofrito and acchiote oil in the back of the refrigerator like his grandmother, but hey – what’s a guy to do?! These ingredients aren’t...

Spring Onion Pesto & Olive Bread

If you walk down the steps of our apartment, past the two doors on the end of our street, then you come to a long hill. One side of the road is lined with trees and the other is filled up with houses carved into black, crumbling Puddingstone. In the middle of the hill, you'll find the Lower Crite Gardens fenced off by a short wire fence. The garden sits in between two small brownstones. The...