• American,  Latin American,  Meat

    Eddie’s Famous Chili

    Did you know this all-American comfort food originated from Texas? It’s one of the first Tex-Mex foods that borrowed its flavor profile from Mexican cuisine. Sources claim that the very first chilis didn’t have beans or tomatoes. They were made from just meat and dehydrated paste made from chilies and aromatics, that travelers could cook while on the road. While embarking on a journey to make the perfect chili, we stumbled upon Mexican recipes for adobo marinades that really reminded us of the flavor profile of Texas chili. The blend of chilies, garlic, oregano, cumin, and vinegar is nearly identical to old-time adobo recipes. What if we used adobo for…

  • Latin American,  Quick & Easy,  Vegetarian

    Instant Pot Arroz con Gandules

    Hi guys! Some of you have been asking me for veggie-friendly recipes, and you ought to know you’ve been heard! I have a lot of delicious rice, bean, and curry recipes that I can’t wait to share with you. Here’s an Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas) recipe that’s a Latin American classic, adapted from Ambitious Kitchen. You should be able to find pigeon peas in cans. Be on the lookout for the Goya brand. You will also need Sazon seasoning, which you can get either on Amazon, your latino grocer, or the ethnic aisle of your grocery store. Some brands contain MSG, but I got mine off Amazon,…