Select Page

Author: Eva Marie

Tamales Nogoda with Chile Roasted Acorn Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Every year around this time I try to come up with a new holiday recipe that can serve as a vegetarian entrée or a side dish. This year I made a Mexican Nogada sauce, which originated in my family’s hometown of Puebla, Mexico, and paired it with corn and cheese tamales and chile roasted vegetables. This is a wonderful meal for entertaining. It can be made a day or two ahead of time and reheated before serving. The flavors here are soft and subtle, without the usual intense heat associated with Mexican cuisine. Serve the dish with some fresh Pico...

Read More

Peace in a Bowl of Southwest Butternut Squash and Poblano Soup

November has been a historic and wild month for us Americans. The political scene has made for an emotional rollercoaster and a myriad of distractions. Now that the election is over, I hope for peace, kindness, inclusion, compassion and for love to prevail. As John Lennon said in his song Imagine, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”. Summer seemed to hang on in Colorado, stretching its long arms to embrace the fall season, giving us only the slightest hint of cooler days to come. Eighty degrees yesterday, but today will bring snow. This is how...

Read More

Grabbed {mature content and language}

“What is the big deal?” I hear so many of you ask. It’s a big deal because it hurts women like me. It opens up a painful, gaping wound that took so long to heal. It’s because it strikes a cord in the pit of many womens’ stomachs who suffered at the hands and words of men who pushed us into a collective corner and grabbed our pussies. It hurts because those who say it’s nothing worse than raunchy banter are, at the end of the day, complicit in perpetuating verbal and sexual abuse by not holding the perpetrators...

Read More

Eggplant Romesco

As I walk through the farmers’ market, still a little foggy and not quite awake, the beauty of the flowers, fruits and vegetables, the crisp fresh air and the smell of the food trucks preparing an array of dishes, rouses my senses. I find the displays of vivid colors luscious and intriguing. My imagination is piqued and my brain begins to put together recipes in my head. I have been focusing more intensely on our health and fitness, so eating fresh, organic and healthy meals has been important. I’ve been taking a look at all elements of our eating...

Read More

Rustic Root Veggie Pie

We sat outside overlooking the tall pine trees as the sun was setting and the temperature dropping. A couple of candle-lit lanterns gave us just enough of a glow to see the cheese and crackers we were munching on and the red wine we were sipping. Four people, two dogs barking at a couple of unimpressed deer, simple food and drink – this is what magic evenings are made of. Successful gatherings are about intimacy. Creating a space to share easy conversation, laughter, ideas, dreams and experiences. The food isn’t overwhelming, but comforting, warm, relaxed, and yes, it needs...

Read More

Join me on Facebook

Subscribe to Epicurean Eva via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe.

Blog Post Archive by Category

Contact me about Colorado Real Estate