Mexican Rice made with Brown Rice

Brown rice is cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapenos making this Mexican Rice so flavorful and delicious! A great side dish for Cinco de Mayo!

Mexican Rice made with Brown Rice | chezcateylou.com

Happy Friday! And it is an especially happy Friday because it is Cinco de Mayo and Derby weekend. Aka lot of delicious food and great drinks. I wanted to post something for Cinco de Mayo, and visions of churros and fish tacos and magaritas were dancing through my head. And those ideas are still floating around to make this weekend, but I really wanted to go back to basics, Cinco de Mayo style, and make some Mexican Brown Rice.

Ok I know, it sounds kind of boring. But sometimes simple food is the best food. Like this Mexican rice – it is nothing fancy, just some brown rice with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos (and a few other goodies!), but it is so good! Plus it is the perfect side dish to make for your Cinco de Mayo feasts.

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Thai Roasted Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash is roasted with shallots, tossed in a Thai style vinaigrette, and topped with fresh cilantro. There are so many amazing flavors in this Thai Roasted Kabocha Squash!

Thai Roasted Kabocha Squash | chezcateylou.com

With spring only one day away (allegedly…the sleet on my way to work says otherwise), I need to share one last wintery veggie recipe with you – Thai roasted kabocha squash! While I am so excited for spring and all of the delicious veggies that the season brings, I am a little sad to see squash season go. I loooove squash. And particularly Kabocha squash! However if I had a hard enough time finding it in peak squash season, I’m sure I won’t be coming across it for the next few months.

And speaking of squash season, I need to RUN to ABC Kitchen ASAP to get one last fix of my beloved Kabocha squash toast. TheBetterHalf, if you are reading, let’s go after work!

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Avocado Hummus

If you like guacamole, you are going to love this Avocado Hummus! A healthy, filling, and delicious snack that’s quick and easy to make!

Avocado Hummus | chezcateylou.com

One of my favorite light meals is veggies and hummus. They are healthy, filling, delicious, and quick! I love to put together a beautiful platter of fresh vegetables with a big bowl of hummus in the middle.  It comes together so quickly but the finished product looks like you really put a lot of work into it.  I love that!

I must admit that usually I buy hummus – but every time I make it I ask myself why I don’t do that more often because it is SO easy and So delicious!  Plus you can flavor it any way you want.  This recipe is for avocado hummus – if you like guacamole, you are going to love this dip!… 

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