September 27, 2013

Tortilleria Sinaloa Baltimore

GNG visit 2013
Back in June 2010 when I was eight months pregnant with Morgan, Scott had a conference in Baltimore so I tagged along and set up camp at the Sheraton. While Scott attended lectures I waddled all around the city searching for foodie destinations to try. Mind you, my tummy was so big that strangers would walk up to me and say I must be having twins...no really here's a pic...

It was also a scorcher of a summer (52 days reached 90 degrees or higher paired with high humidity) so I relied heavily on Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews to assure my trek was not wasted. After searching for "best tacos" in Baltimore I came across Tortilleria Sinaloa, a tiny mom-and-pop style taco shop near  Fells Point. Their soft tacos made with fresh "hot off the press" tortillas were well worth this mama's hike across Baltimore Harbor... and back.

Fresh Fish Taco drizzled with lime juice
Overstuffed Steak Taco
What's your favorite Baltimore restaurant?
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Tortilleria Sinaloa on Foodio54

September 25, 2013

Indian Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)


Although I love going to Tiffin for its all you can eat lunch buffet, I have been searching high and low for restaurant quality Indian recipes that we can enjoy at home. Having tried several recipes from the internet this butter chicken recipe from Ms. Susan on food.com is a keeper.

I love being able to cook authentic ethnic dishes and am lucky to live in Silver Spring, MD where there is an abundance of small family run markets that sell ingredients you can't often find in major grocery chains. For Indian and Sri Lankan ingredients I go to Dana Bazaar in Rockville.


September 3, 2013

Seared Mahi Mahi Fillets with Zesty Basil Butter


Having just come home from almost a month-long vacation in New England where I indulged in every local fare possible, like Maine Red Snappers grilled upta camp, fried seafood from Ken's Place, Pat's Pizza, cheap lobster rolls at The Waterfront (just to name a few :), plus local craft beers from Sea Dog and Allagash, I was eager to get back home in the kitchen and whip up some light and healthy meals. First on the list were these simple yet amazing Seared Mahi Mahi Fillets with Zesty Basil Butter from the Deen Brothers. I love pairing this dish with a customized side of Trader Joe's Wild Rice Medley.