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Jun 17th

Episodes » Episode 35: Enchiladas Verdes

Summer is the season of the tomato and I am a tomato-aholic! I can eat fresh tomato salsa by the pound (ask the boyfriend, he's seen me do it). Today's recipe hilights one of my favorite tomato types: the Tomatillo!

The Tomatillo is a small, green fellow. He is essential to Mexican cuisine and he's the star ingredient in today's dish: Enchiladas Verdes.  


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Recipes » Enchiladas Verdes



-1 1/2 lb chicken breast

-1/4 onion white or yellow onion, chopped

-1 clove garlic, smashed

-1 tsp salt


-2 1/2 lbs tomatillos, rinsed and husks removed

-2 jalapenos, stems removed and seeded

-4 cloves garlic, smashed

-1/2 yellow onion, chopped

-1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and chopped, stems included

-1/3 cup mint, rinsed and packed tight

-1/2 cup cooking liquid

-1/2 Tbsp cumin

-2 tsp salt

-1 Tbsp peanut oil


-12 corn tortillas

-2 Tbsp peanut oil (plus more if needed)

-3/4 cup Sour Cream

-1/2 cup Cotija cheese or Queso Fresco



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Apr 30th

Episodes » Episode 28: Chicken Chorizo Meatloaf

This episode stars me and a meatloaf. Not so fast, don't turn away. For most of us, meatloaf conjures up sloppy images - ground beef, ketchup and frowns. But my meatloaf is different, no ground beef, no ketchup. My mealoaf is Tex-Mex inspired and really, really tasty. It's made with fresh Southwestern ingredients that I love. This is not your mama's meatloaf, unless I am your mama...and I'm not.


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Recipes » Chicken Chorizo Meatloaf


-1 sweet yellow onion, diced

-1 jalapeno, diced (stem removed)

-1 red pepper, diced (stem removed)

-2 cloves of garlic, diced

-4 small links of chorizo, diced

-1 Tbsp tomato paste

 -1 cup breadcrumbs

-1 Tbsp cumin

-1/2 Tbsp chile powder

-pinch cayenne pepper, paprika and salt

-2 eggs, whisked

-1 lb ground chicken



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Apr 2nd

Episodes » Episode 26: Shrimp and Poblano Chowder.

Happy April 2nd! Did you see our April Fools joke yesterday? Did we get you? Don't be ashamed, you can admit it! We got you! Bwahahha!!!

Today's video is this week's real episode, and one we are very proud of indeed. The co-star of this episode is restaurant called Blue Mesa, based in my hometown, Dallas, Tx. Blue Mesa is a fabulous Southwestern restaurant. Not only is the food spicy and tasty, but the owners are great as well (full disclosure: they are close family friends. Like take-trips-to-South-Padre, see-movies-and-eat-Chinese-food-every-Christmas, they-catered-my-bat-mitzvah close family friends). Blue Mesa graciously allowed us to choose an item from their menu to recreate for you this week, and I'm quite sure you'll like it! Read more?


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Jan 7th

Episodes » Episode 13: Allie's Tortilla Soup

Hellloooo, Economy Bites fans! Here we are, dead of January. It's cold, it's horrible and I mostly want to hide under my kitchen table with Omelette the cat. Only two things bring me solace during this time of year: the many dedicated fans of Economy Bites, and Tortilla soup.  No offense intended to the CatPet or the BoyPet.


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Recipes » Allie's Tortilla Soup

** Note: recipe has been increased since filming. Also - the spice amounts are approximate. Spice to your desired taste.


-3/4 cup white or yellow onion, diced small

-1 jalepeno, diced and seeded

-3 garlic cloves, diced small

-1 1/2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes with chilis

-6 cups chicken broth

-1 1/2 Tbsp cumin

-1/2 Tbsp chili powder

-1/2 Tbsp onion powder

-1 tsp cayenne Pepper

-1/2 tsp Paprika

-pinch of salt, pepper, white pepper and crushed red pepper

-2 cups shredded cooked chicken

-10 corn tortillas

Optional (but encouraged) cilantro, cheddar cheese, lime juice and avocados for garnish.


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Nov 19th

Episodes » Episode 8: Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles

Episode 8 - what to say. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to it play in the's like hearing a learning impaired person talk to a small child. Why you people keep coming back, I'll never know! It must be the food. If that's the case, you all won't be dissapointed this week with my special Rice and spanish beans!


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