Sunday, August 3, 2008


tonite i made tacos while madeira and sam swam in the pool outside the window. talk about a gift. . .to hear your husband and little girl having fun outside and then to have all of us sit around a table for dinner, such a treat when we have such busy lives all the time. we need to do it more. so i was thinking it would be fun to go to farmers market and buy fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, lime, lettuce etc and then add some tortillas and pre-grilled chicken and drop it off for a friend with a new baby or new house. . .so easy to chop up everything and have a really yummy fresh meal. i used avocado oil to heat the tortillas, usually, i just warm them the oven, but i was given this great oil at the la mart and i was feeling like being very authentic since it was fiesta this weekend in santa barbara. . .apparently avocado is the healthiest oil and has one of the highest smoke points, so it is safe to cook foods in, unlike other oils. i mixed a little light sour cream, fresh salsa and lime juice for the sauce and heated up some organic black beans, super yummy family dinner!
i am going to admit that in the photo above you will see one ingredient that just does not fit in, i goofed at the market and did not realize until i tasted it. . . if you figure it out and comment about it, i will send you a little gift! (look really close and guess fast or my mom will win!)

3 comments:

Alison said...

Is it parsley not cilantro?

mima said...

It does look like Italian parsley to me, too. Great picture though, Cari. It makes me want to fix tacos! Do you sell the avocado oil? I have never tried that before. It sounds great!

cari said...

alison, you are quick and correct. gosh, i thought that would be a hard one. send me your address and a special treat will be on its way to you. . .