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Easy Egg Tacos!

Egg-Tacos

Who doesn’t love egg tacos?

I’m all about weekend brunch and this is my go-to when I’m looking for something quick, healthy and satisfying. My Easy Egg Tacos can be as fancy or as simple as you like. Here’s how to make it happen:

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Organic corn tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Fresh salsa
  • Avocado

 

PREPARATION

  1. Pan fry the corn tortillas to warm them up and set aside
  2. Fry an egg in a non-stick pan until sunny-side up, put on top of your tortilla
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh salsa per serving
  4. Chop up 1/2 of an avocado and add as much as you’d like to your egg tacos
  5. Roll up into taco form or keep it mess-free with a fork and knife!

 

Calories – 259 per serving (one tortilla, egg, 1/2 avocado, 2 tbsp of salsa)

Make it fancy by adding a small tossed salad or some cut fruit. If you have a bit more time, throw in some breakfast sausage, beans or even leftover meat and vegetables. If you prefer a less messy and runny egg taco, scramble your eggs instead and add some fresh peppers and onions to your fry up for a bit more flavour.

I buy the organic corn tortillas that come in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods. If you don’t use up the whole package for your egg tacos, you can freeze the tortillas, make chips or quesedillas for dinner.

Yum!

 

A Santa Monica Taco Crawl

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Cinco de Mayo is coming up next Tuesday and we will not be caught at home eating a frozen burrito in our pajamas again – no siree. So what’s the plan? Here’s an easy do-it-yourself, walkable taco crawl in Downtown Santa Monica. Just eat, drink and repeat.

Stop #1 – Start your taco eating engine at Border Grill for The Yucatan Pork Taco featuring pork that is slow-roasted in a banana leaf before it’s served on a handmade corn tortilla with pineapple jicama salsa. The meat just melts in your mouth with the perfect amount of tenderness. We paired it up with the Route 43 cocktail with spicy jalapeño-infused tequila, passion fruit, lime and agave syrup.

Out of all the different tortillas I tried during this crawl, Border Grill was simply my favourite. This restaurant is where I will forever bring out-of-town friends for a sampling of LA tacos + great margaritas. The food never disappoints, I love the casual atmosphere and they will also be running a slew of specials for Cinco de Mayo with gourmet $5 tacos + tequila flights.

Mercado-Santa-Monica-Taco-Crawl

Stop #2 – We headed directly across the street to Mercado to sample their Gringa Taco with spit-roasted pastor, oaxaca, onions, cilantro, chile de arbol salsa, avocado salsa served up on a flour tortilla. I loved all the toppings and the duo of salsas going on here in this hearty serving of a taco. I had to start pacing myself here – we had many more tacos to eat!

We paired this up with a Spicy Cucumber Margarita made with silver tequila and house jalapeño purée. This cocktail is no joke. It is SPICY. However, the cucumber is nice and cooling – just get ready for the heat!

Loteria-Grill-Taco-Crawl-Santa-Monica

Stop #3 – We walked around the corner to Third Street Promenade to Loteria Grill for a taco tasting of their best of the best. I started with a Classic Margarita because it had already been five minutes since my last margarita and we were clearly on a roll here. The drink was light, refreshing with the perfect balance of lime, salt and tequila without knocking me to the floor – which I appreciate.

I was most excited to try The Papa Con Rajas – a potato taco with roasted poblano peppers topped with salsa verde, onion, cilantro and queso fresco. If you love mashed potatoes and you love tacos – this is your dream right here. My second favourite was the Huachinango Estilo Ensenada – a beer battered fish taco made with red snapper and then topped with shredded cabbage, chipotle-avocado aioli and fresh pico. Make sure to also try their Carne Deshebrada – made with braised beef that is then shredded and their Carnitas en Salsa Morita with a spicy chile morita sauce for a kick. (more…)

The Water Grill – Santa Monica

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We’ve had constant visitors since we’ve moved to Los Angeles.

So where do we consistently take visiting friends and family? Without fail, we always end up at The Water Grill in Santa Monica just across the street from the ocean. Our typical afternoon usually starts with a walk through Muscle Beach, ring toss at The Pier, a stroll through Third Street Promenade, shopping at Santa Monica Place and we end with dinner at our all-time favourite – The Water Grill. It even has a Michelin star!

Water-Grill-Santa-Monica

If there’s one thing you MUST order, it is by far the Cioppino ($33) which comes with red rock crab, jumbo shrimp, & big chunks of fresh fish in a tomato shellfish broth. The broth itself is amazing and I like to take a soup spoon and start slurping away before I even dig into all the seafood. (more…)