Garlic & Lamb Bone Broth

Bone broth is all the rage these days. There are many benefits of bone broth, but of course the bones must be responsibly sourced from animals with a high quality, clean life. We were fortunate enough to have bones from a delicious grass fed and free raised farm lamb we got from a local Palouse farmer. You can almost taste the high quality life this little lamb led in its broth and meat. Continue reading

Chili Cheese Homemade Corn Chips

I rarely buy chips or snacks at the grocery store for a variety of reasons, but mostly I just forget that snacks have an important place in my day. After looking through my kitchen and finding only meal-material, I set out to find a solution using a basic staple: cornmeal. I love chili-cheese fritos, they’re quite the guilty addiction! I set out to make my own with this delicious recipe and the result was a crunchy, cheesy, spicy treat perfect for snacking! Continue reading

Hearty Ixtapa-Style Tortilla Soup

The best tortilla soup I’ve ever had came from a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Ixtapa, Mexico called Mama Norma’s. I’ve been here plenty of times as a child and this soup holds a special place in my memory. Common restaurant tortilla soup is always a huge letdown. Since unfortunately, I can’t visit Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo every day, I made up this soup at home and I swear-it tastes exactly like the original. I use toasted Ancho chili peppers to give this hearty soup its deep, smoky flavor without being too spicy. Continue reading