Spicy Pepitas

Easy, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | December 7, 2015 | By

Spicy Pepitas

Salty and spicy. Mmmmm. Nothing goes better with a beer. These little guys are a quick easy treat that can be eating along side a cold one or used to top your favorite soup, salad, or even a taco.

I found this treat inside the Tacolicious cookbook (local taqueria).  You can buy the cookbook here.

I encourage you to make these ASAP. Throw them in a jar and they will keep for a very long time. Ready to bust out when you have an amigo over for an after work cerveza. Enjoy!

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Easy, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | November 22, 2015 | By

Close up of Bister Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Brewpubs are popping up all over San Francisco. So, as a foodie and beer lover it is my duty to check out all these new places as they pop up. You know, so I can report back to inquiring minds. Ahhhh , I really do love beer.

I am fortunate enough to have one of these new Brewpubs open up two blocks from my front door (one of the advantages of living in a city).   Barrel Head Brewhouse opened up almost two years ago. Their beers are fantastic and the food isn’t too shabby either.

Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company, located in the Outer Sunset, has been open less than a year. They too have great beer on tap, delicious food, and a Sunday brunch that is not to be missed.

I happen to visit both of these fine establishments within a week of each other. Purely coincidental. They both had Blistered Shishito Peppers on the menu. And both times I had them as a fantastic accompaniment to my fine ale. I really enjoyed the flavors and simplicity of this dish and decided I had to have it at home.

The recipe is super easy, and super fast. 5-10 minutes.

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