Posts in Latin Inspired
SUMOMAYA - A Mexican/Asian Kitchen

What attracted me first to this Mexican-Asian fusion location in Scottsdale was an episode of "Beat Bobby Flay". A would-be contender (he didn't make it past round one) was formerly a chef at the vibrant restaurant. After my dad moved from Northern AZ down to "the Valley" I found myself heading south more often for visits, so I always had my ear to the ground for interesting places to eat.

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas featuring Negra Modelo

From time to time, it becomes necessary for me to send out eviction notices to large hunks of meat taking up prime real estate in my freezer. This generally happens when I'm in the mood to make dumplings  and ramen broth (any time-consuming food process should be done in large quantities in my opinion), but especially when the holidays roll around and I need the space to store Christmas cookies. I've had a hunk of pig lounging languidly for some time now, thanks to my hunter buddy Ron Colby. Our mutual boss has a ranch in Texas that is inundated with fresh, wild hog and he goes frequently to help keep the population down. That means he comes home with freshly butchered young pig and if you've only been eating the factory-farmed kind, you've been driving past flavor-town, my friend.

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East Side King and Roy Choi's Midnight Torta (Recipe)

I find myself getting more and more emotional over food. A few close friends, whose opinions I respect, have eluded that I may be bordering on obsessive behavior. They're not wrong. Almost every conversation I have with them is interlaced with a thought or two about what I ate, what I plan to eat, and where I'll be planning to eat it. Would they eat what I just ate? Do they think they would like to eat what I'm going to eat? Are they free to come along on my next food adventure?

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Roasted Zucchini, Black Bean + Goat Cheese Enchiladas

This is straight from one of my favorite vegetarian blogs, Sprouted Kitchen, folks. Sara's food is healthy but, wait ... it gets better ... her food is amazingly tasty. She's awesome at putting together ingredients that just work together. In Sara's world you can have your cake and eat it, too, and for being such a healthy eater, treat yourself with a scoop of ice cream as well!

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