Mexican Baked Cod

Another “from the pantry or freezer” meal that comes together quickly, is low in fat and calories and loaded with flavor. I use the sustainably-harvested frozen Alaska cod fillets from Costco. The fish is nice served with rice. olive or vegetable oil 2 cod fillets (about 6 ounce each) 1 cup of your favorite salsa – […]

Chicken Chile Verde – Crockpot or Not

My Chicken Chile Verde is a delicious, easy slow cooker recipe. It is extremely low in fat and extremely high in taste. I make it in the slow cooker, but there is no reason it could not be simmered on the stove. (I also think using the meat from a supermarket rotisserie chicken would be […]

Tequila Lime Chicken

Garnish the cooked chicken with fresh cilantro, if desired. Juice of four limes 1/3 cup tequila 1/3 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons dried cilantro 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves chopped garlic 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or substitute) Place lime juice, tequila, olive oil, cilantro, salt and garlic in a ziplock bag. Place chicken in […]

Turkey Enchilada Meatballs

Another easy recipe. RV-friendly as the meatballs are not fried, but “poached” in purchased enchilada sauce. I have made the meatballs with chicken and turkey and enjoyed both. (I also made them with beef, using red enchilada sauce and red salsa, but prefer the poultry.) Purchase the enchilada sauce and salsa of your choice – […]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, let it cool and shred the meat for use in this recipe. The flavor of the roasted chicken is fabulous in this dish. Also, the filling can be made early in the day, the tortillas can be fried early in the day and you can assemble the […]

Salsa Chicken

This recipe is so easy, it shouldn’t even be called a recipe. Grab a few items from the grocer, toss them together and bake for a delicious dinner that uses only one baking dish! 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts or thighs 16 oz carton […]

Chicken Tacos

This marinade is a spicier variation of my Chicken Asado recipe. It is perfect for chicken tacos. 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cloves garlic, minced fine (I use Dorot in this recipe) 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice One pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs Suggested to accompany: […]

Chicken Asado

This recipe makes enough marinade for around two pounds of chicken (or meat of your choice). Serve with rice or a black bean salad. Juice of two limes ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 2 lbs. chicken pieces – your choice Make the marinade in a zip-top […]

Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

A few fresh ingredients, a few canned ingredients and you have an easy one-dish, low-fat, meal – perfect for the RV or home kitchen. Traditionally made with bone-in chicken pieces, my version uses sliced boneless chicken thighs or breasts so you can wrap it inside a tortilla for campfire dining, if you choose. 2 Tablespoons […]

Tacos de Papa | Potato Tacos

A wonderful weeknight vegetarian/vegan meal. Super filling and spicy delicious. To save time, bake the potatoes the night before. I have suggested several nice toppings and either flour or corn tortillas work with this recipe. Use cheese if you please – shredded cheddar or crumbled queso fresco would also be yummy on these tacos. (Also, […]

Chile Rellano Casserole

From my Mother-in-Law, this is my “most requested” recipe. It is very satisfying and there are never left-overs. Serves 4-6 for dinner – easily doubled. Can be made early in the day, refrigerated, and baked later. If you are cooking for a vegetarian, this will be a hit. Serve with warm tortillas and a salad. […]

Lentil Taco Filling (from a rice cooker)

Lentils from a rice cooker? Why not. Nothing could be easier. The spiced lentils cook while you relax and the “taco filling” can be used in tacos or burritos, added to a rice bowl, or in a taco salad. Super packed with folate and fiber – and extremely low in calories and cost – this […]

Tuna Tacos

Chipotle Chile Peppers are red jalapeno peppers – smoked during the drying process. The dried peppers are available crushed (or ground) in the spice aisle of most supermarkets. This recipe is suited for any meaty fish, such as tuna, halibut or cod. Marinade: 1 teaspoon crushed chipotle chile pepper 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon […]

RV-Easy Baja Fish Tacos

I adore fish tacos, and found an easy way to prepare them in my RV kitchen. There is an interesting taco history/lore in an article in Sunset Magazine, and the magazine also provided a recipe, but I am not going for pure authenticity here. I am going for flavor and ease. The chances of me deep-frying breaded […]

Skirt Steak Tacos

The spice blend would also be great on (boneless skinless) chicken breasts or thighs, if you would like chicken tacos – or on tofu if you prefer veggie tacos. 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin Half of a jalapeno pepper, seeds […]

Oaxacan Tacos

Oaxaca (wah-haw-ka) is a state in southern Mexico, known for ancient ruins, the indigenous Zapotec people and seven fabulous mole sauces. The sauces (pronounced MO-lay) are simmered for hours to develop the flavor combination of spices, chiles and, often, chocolate. Yep. Chocolate. Oaxaca grows cacao. This quick RV-friendly recipe is not authentic in any way. […]

Chile Colorado

Though so delicious, I cannot recommend this recipe for the RV kitchen. Too many pots required. The sauce freezes well and can be brought along for moments when you would like to wow a crowd. 4 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 large onion, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1.25 oz dried Ancho chile peppers […]

RV Beef Barbacoa Tacos (Crockpot)

I’m putting this out front: in no way is this recipe authentic. Barbacoa is a dish requiring an entire critter to be roasted in an underground pit. Depending upon the region of Mexico, the critter could be a cow, a goat, a sheep or even a pig. This dish, translated by a RV cook, requires […]

Tortilla Soup

We have taken several short-cuts for you here, yet this easy recipe still makes a very traditional-tasting Tortilla Soup. This simple soup comes together in minutes, is very satisfying, a little spicy and remarkable the next day too. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to use in this recipe. Serve with chips, guacamole […]

RV Sopa de Elote

Sopa de Elote – Mexican Corn Soup – is traditionally prepared by cutting kernels from fresh corn and scraping the milk from the cobs. The cobs are then boiled with the kernels to create a thick, rich stock. My RV rendering is a short-cut version that can be ready in less than thirty minutes. The […]

Taco Salad

This recipe isn’t so much a recipe as a “concept”. It is completely adaptable and I give no measurements for the ingredients – you will have to know how much your family will eat. It is just an easy, colorful salad to put together, and can be prepared with cooked and chilled meat (shredded chicken […]

Fiesta Margaritas

In the sunny American south, Margaritas are a must before a Mexican meal. The secret to my Margaritas is the orange juice. This recipe is perfect for parties where you need a larger quantity of margaritas. Our recipe was very popular with our friends in Taipei. Combine: 1 cup gold tequila (best quality you can […]

Skinny Goddess Margarita

Want a margarita, but not all the sugary calories? Try my version of a Skinny Girl margarita. Only 86 calories, but you won’t miss a thing. If you want the real-deal, try my Real Margarita. Fill a double old-fashion glass, or a margarita glass will ice and add: 1 ounce best-quality gold tequila 1 ounce fresh […]

Lenny’s Margarita

A little less alcohol and a lot of fresh juice = a great margarita. 2 ounces Patron Silver (or premium white tequila) 1 ounce Patron Citronge (or good quality orange liquor) 2 ounces organic orange juice 1 ounce fresh squeezed organic lime juice Stir ingredients together and serve over a margarita glass (or an old-fashioned […]

Real Margaritas

One of the favorite beverages of tourists to Mexico (not including bottled water) is of course, the Margarita. Note, that I wrote “tourist”. Mexicans do not usually drink margaritas. Locals drink beer, brandy or mezcal and they like their tequila straight. Margaritas are the domain of gringos. There are three popular legends about the origin […]

Sitges Sangria

We watched the bartender at a wonderful restaurant in Sitges (Spain) make pitchers of Sangria in the evenings – and I think this tastes just like his concoction. It is important to use the Torres brand wine our bartender used – easy to find with the little plastic bull tied to the top of the […]