Have you seen the cooking show on Food Network, Mexican Made Easy? I love Marcela Valladolid….I discovered her when her new show started earlier this year. It is the only cooking show I actually tape each week. I watch many, but I tape hers! I love the uniqueness of what she cooks…check her out, especially if you like mexican food.
I have yet to find a restaurant that peaks my love for mexican food since leaving California which may be why I gravitate to her show. She makes the recipes look quick, easy, and tasty..ok done with my commercial :).
This past weekend she did a show around Mexican comfort foods. As I watched it, I could taste what I was watching her cook. I have always wanted to cook Chicken Tortilla Soup and she made it look so easy.
I ventured to the grocery store on Sunday to get snacks for my greedy lil 8 year old granddaughter who is hungry every hour. She is tall for her age, skinny, and eats ALL the time. I try to keep fresh fruit around as she will eat that up willingly as well as yogurt. She is a testament to small snacks keeping you slim…that’s another story…
I decided while I was there to fix the soup. Found the recipe on my iPhone and continued to shop..
For those that know me, I added a few extra’s, cilantro and cooked chicken. If you are a vegetarian…this is a great recipe for you. I bought one of those chipotle chicken packages and cut it up in chunks, and added it to the pot at the end of the recipe. I added the cilantro where you blend the ingredients.
This was GREAT…..I have to say it was better during my midnight snack…so I think if you make it early and let it sit so the seasoning really develops…it is very flavorful. It was da BOMB! Here is a link to the actual recipe….I actually want to fix everything she made during the show…I WILL get to that! I believe it actually took about 45 mins to an hour at the most to prepare.