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January 18th 2010
Published: January 20th 2010
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By Melisse.
Part of the fun of traveling is eating foods that are special to the area you are experiencing. The southwest deserts of Arizona and California, where we’ve been for the past weeks offer some wonderful flavors. As many of you may know, when camping almost any basic food tastes good. The dinners we’ve been cooking are way more than that. They are superbly delicious. In the small towns down here there are no supermarket chains, but rather local groceries. We’ve been fine dining on the finds from such a store all week. We’ve been making dishes we’d be glad to pay a pretty penny for in a fine restaurant. We’ve been enjoying various combinations of the following ingredients:

Sautéed …….
fresh roasted poblano peppers (purchased already roasted)
offers a slightly smokey slightly hot flavor
diced fresh nopalitos (prickly pear cactus leaves)
(purchased already cleaned of spines)
great texture and flavor
tomatillos, diced - add a lovely tangy taste
cilantro - sautéed with the rest and/or fresh on top
fresh squeezed key lime juice - the perfect compliment to all of the above
shredded cheese of your choice melted over the sautéed
served on a tostada


Chayote squash - diced
Shredded cheese - melted on top
Lime if you like
Served on a tostada


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