fish tacos with mango salsa

fish tacos with mango salsa

This is another really good fish recipe for non-fish lovers. The mango salsa really makes the dish, so don’t forget to make that as well! Also, I have had several people ask how to get corn tortillas not to crack and break. The secret is: buy good fresh corn tortillas from a mexican restaurant or [...]

fresh mango salsa

fresh mango salsa at kojo-designs

I just love this salsa. It is so easy to throw together and really takes mexican food up a notch. It’s actually more like a mango pico de gallo, meaning it is chunky and 100% fresh ingredients, but I promise you’ll love it just the same! Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients: 2 large mangoes (pick firm [...]

super salads: peach pecan & goat cheese salad

peach, pecan and goat cheese salad

One thing I have been loving this summer as we make our rounds in the USA is all the simple al fresco meals we have been able to share with friends. Grill some chicken and veggies, make a salad, pour some ice tea and enjoy time with friends chatting and laughing and just enjoying summer. [...]

super salads- southwestern black bean salad

southwestern salad with black beans and avocado

Since June is the perfect month for al fresco dining, we thought we’d round up our favorite salad recipes and share them this month! And this Southwestern Blackbean Salad (some people call it ‘cowboy caviar’) is summer perfection. In fact, ┬áthis salad wasn’t even on my original Super Salad lineup, but we have been hanging [...]

super salads- the yummiest chicken salad

chicken salad with pecans, fruit, and yogurt

I cannot believe it is already June! Kirst and I were talking the other day and she said “Weren’t you going to do a salad series in June?” and I said “Yes! Still planning on it…” and then it dawned on me that June was just a day away! We have been back in the [...]

stuffed baby eggplant

stuffed eggplant recipe at kojo-designs

So, I’ve lived in this part of the world for almost 5 years now and it never fails, every time I go to the grocery store and see all the exotic fruits and vegetables, I lament that I don’t really know how to prepare them. Now, eggplant isn’t really an exotic vegetable but I am [...]

crockpot chicken lettuce wraps

crockpot chicken lettuce wraps

My family loves (loves loves) any and all asian cuisine, from authentic chinese hot-pot to pho to cheap foodcourt fried rice- we love all of it. And we all love this recipe. I am too disorganized and spontaneous a cook to have things like meal plans (this is jordan- kirst is the opposite!), but this [...]

homemade restaurant style salsa

memade salsa at kojo designs

This salsa came out of necessity. When we first lived in the middle east years ago our closest “mexican” restaurant was in another country, so I had to figure out a good recipe. Fast forward a couple years to us living back in Texas with plentiful mexican food, and I realized I still preferred this [...]

baked sweet potato chips

baked sweet potato chips

We have been eating a lot of sandwiches around here lately (panini all the way) and this is the perfect side. These would also be great with a burger. Word to the wise though- these take a bit of time, so don’t plan on making these if you are having 50 of your closest friends [...]

homemade mint limeade

homemade mint limeade at kojo-designs

We have a TON of mint growing at our house currently and our friends have a lime tree and often send us home with more limes than we know what to do with. So, we drink limeade. Homemade Mint Limeade Ingredients: 6-8 limes (medium size) 2 large handfuls of mint 1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on [...]