What’s cookin’ south of the border?

So, a few months ago I was at this business expo for work (also promoting this organization I’m in called Tech Marketing Association). My boss and I were just walking around meeting new people, and enjoying the sights and sounds. That is until we hit the food area. It smelled sooooo good! Pizza, pasta, baked goods, and others. I knew that something smelled good when I walked in, but I like to say I have a crazy sense of imagination. Anyway, we ran into this booth called “Go Texan”. Basically promoting buying local (oops…sorry…walmart is my friend right now) and how it effects us. At the booth there were recipe cards of all sorts, so I grabbed a few. Again, me being me, I forgot where I put the cards until now. So, I am proud to present: South of the Border Chicken Breasts by Go Texan.

Ingredients:
1/4 C vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Method:
1. Heat broiler
2. Spray broiler pan with nonstick spray
3. In a small bowl, blend oil, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne
4. Place chicken on pan and spoon/brush half of the seasoning mixture over the chicken
5. Broil chicken for 6 minutes 4-6 inches from heat
6. Turn chicken and brush/spoon remaining mixture onto the chicken
7. Broil for 4-6 minutes more, or until internal juices run clear

Notes:
I really liked this. It was spicy and savory. Definitely something to make for a mass amount of people. The recipe is so easy, and you can definitely put some twists here and there. I think adding lime juice or a lime when serving would be a great addition. It says to serve with hot black beans and corn (so I did…I’ll show you later what I did). Anyway, cook it up and happy Nom Noms 😀

 

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Tasty Tofu Edit

Okay, so a few posts ago I tried to make pineapple chipotle tofu. It was good, but the taste just wasn’t there for me. I recently remade it with the advice of some of my friend on facebook (shout out to Carolyn). Anyway, it was so much better. The first time I didn’t dry the tofu out enough I guess, and I also marinated it in the sauce this time. Here is the post with the recipe:

https://thestumbleuponchef.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/is-that-food/
Things I did differently:

I cut the tofu into small pieces and let them lay on a towel to dry out for about an hour.

Marinated the tofu in the sauce for about an hour and a half.

Made a little extra sauce because it is hard to see the sauce thicken.

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Is that…food?

Tofu gets a bad rap, okay. It isn’t something that USUALLY gets the mouth salivating, but this recipe definitely takes the cake on tofu related mouth watering subjects. Although, my dad makes things with tofu in them all the time, so I tend to find it nice to eat anyway :D. So, this week I found a site for pineapple chipotle tofu. Doesn’t that just sound….MmmMmm? I love things that are sweet and spicy or sweet and sour, so I just had to try it… weird little fact about me is I CRAVE pickles with fruit punch powder mix on it. DON”T deny it until you’ve tried it :P. Some people use to love french fries with their frosties, but I went with the pickle thing (I never actually liked the ice cream and fries thing). Anyway, here’s the website:

http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2009/05/potluck-parties-mag-club-cinco-de-mayo.html

Ingredients
For the Glaze:
1/3 cup pineapple juice

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons minced chipotle with adabo sauce
1 clove minced garlic
pinch of salt–or if your Phoebe more! Because we know she loves salt!

For the Tofu:
1 package firm tofu sliced into 1 inch cubes and well blotted with paper towels

Method:

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the glaze. Heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil over a medium flame, and cook the tofu, stirring occasionally, until browned. Pour the glaze mixture over tofu and allow it to thicken.

Notes:

It was pretty good for doing something different with tofu, although the flavor didn’t really sink into the tofu. I don’t know if that is how it was intended, but I am going to make it again and marinade the tofu in some of the mixture before I cook it. I did eat the sauce on my rice though!

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