It’s the week of Cinco de Mayo which means… TACOS at our house (I bet I’m not the only one 😉!) More specifically we’ve been enjoying these spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado. So satisfying and so loaded with delicious flavor!
Beyond it being Cinco de Mayo, it also happens to be the week of my sweetie’s birthday, and his love of Mexican food and the fact that it falls around Cinco de Mayo usually means mexican themed eats for his party.
So this last weekend while we celebrated there were tacos and a chopped salad with cilantro chipotle ranch. We drank lots of these margaritasfrom last week’s post, devoured a giant bowl of guacamole and dove head first into some mega spicy aguachile – a dish that I discovered on my recent trip to Mexico. It’s basically a super spicy, cilantro loaded shrimp ceviche. When I tried it for the first time I almost did a backflip! It was so good I’m seriously considering sharing my recipe for it with you here soon.
But I’m totally getting ahead of myself. Back to these spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado!
When I made these best ever paleo curried pork meatballs last week, I had no idea I was gonna fall this hard.
Talk about food-crush! These babies are pretty near perfect. Just the right amount of spice and flavor that’s nicely mellowed out with a healthy dose of full fat coconut milk. They’re tender yet sturdy enough that they hold up to the curry sauce, and packed with flavorful ingredients like fresh cilantro, garam masala spice, onion and ginger.
It’s enough to make me want to jump up and down and tell you just how much I love ’em. Which is, I guess, kinda what I’m doing 🙂
every once and a while a sauce walks right into your life and changes EVERYTHING!!!
friends, fast and easy romesco sauce is here to do just that.
for all of you sauce loving readers out there:
this one’s for you.
it’s so good that it has been finding it’s way into almost everything I’ve made for the last 2 weeks. I’ll share those awesome reasons to whip up a batch of this in a minute, but first:
I’m going to back up a bit here and say that this romesco sauce was LITERALLY the magic sauce that got my creative vibes moving again. there were a couple weeks a while back when my inspiration was just running…dry. every time I would search my head for something that I wanted to make and share with you I just came up with NOTHING! no bueno, frustrating, and a bit discouraging.
but then I realized that every person who has ever sought out a creative venture can relate to this. sometimes it just, happens – and when it does we have to kind of take it easy on ourselves, because our best work definitely doesn’t come when we’re being too hard on ourselves. we have to take a deep breath and reconnect with the things that inspired us in the first place.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”