Tacos al Pastor

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo by preparing a few Mexican dishes, including this one. A taco with no cheese? It’s delicious and fresh tasting. Tacos al Pastor (“shepherd style”) is a fusion, it seems, with roots back to Middle Eastern shawarma, brought to Mexico from Lebanese immigrants. This recipe calls for ground pork, though most…

Tomatillo-Cilantro-Avocado Sauce

I made a black bean and chorizo dish yesterday, and wanted to add a “fresh” component to it. My husband and I have both used tomatillos in dishes we’ve cooked recently, because it’s an ingredient we’d never used before and we challenged ourselves to do so. This sauce would be good on just about any…