Usually when I get cravings it’s for a specific food: sweet potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, granola, peanut butter, frozen bananas.
But sometimes I crave a certain type of cuisine. Today that craving was Mexican. Or Southwestern. Or as I like to call it: Meximerican.
When I lived in Tampa, I frequented two of my favorite restaurants: Chipotle and Tijuana Flats. When I go back to visit I make it a point to visit at least one. Fulfill my cravings. Remember the times I’d go there with my mom, or with my best friends. It’s about the food, but it’s also about the memories I have there.
Well, tonight was just about the food.
Sarah has a recipe on her blog for a Southwest Quinoa Bake that I’ve been eyeballing. Well, tonight was the night. Quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, caramelized onions, cilantro, and cheese. It was just calling my name. I made a few tweaks (add in corn and zucchini, and used a portobello instead of the button mushrooms), but nothing majorly different.
Pepper jack cheese. Just begging for me to dip into it.
This definitely did not disappoint. I had some tortilla chips to scoop it up with.
Have you tried any new recipes lately?