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Tacos in Pasta Shells with Lime Cilantro Rice 
Feb. 16, 2010 7:12 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 4:25 pm
You start out with hamburger....brown this up and drain the grease. Next slice some of these....
and chop up some tomatillos...

Then, mince garlic and a seeded, deribbed serrano pepper...

Dice half an onion...

Coat the bottom of a baking dish with non-stick spray and coat with salsa...either red or green...doesn't matter...

Chop up some cilantro...

Make a taco-type seasoning blend with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano and crushed red pepper...

Here's all the participants...

When the hamburger looks like this, drain it...

Add in 4 ounces of cream cheese along with the homemade taco seasoning...

and mix together until it looks like this...this is when you add the minced garlic and serrano pepper...simmer it for around 10 minutes on super low heat...

Meanwhile, bring water and salt to a boil, add in white rice and diced onions, cover and simmer 20 minutes or so until water is absorbed...stir in the zest and juice of 1 lime and about 1/2 cup cilantro....

Boil the pasta shells, fill with meat and cream cheese mixture, top with chopped onions and salsa...bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, remove from oven, top with shredded Mexican blend cheese, olives, and chopped tomatillos...bake about 20 minutes more....

and serve that up!!!

Feb. 16, 2010 7:17 am
Great blog and wonderful photos as usual. Sounds like cuban or mexican to me! I love cilantro lime rice!! I found it on AR and it's a wonderful dish. I must say I'm in awe of your meal preparation photos, outdoor photos and the finished meal photos--all in an RV!! You're my food hero! Keep on cookin'!!
Feb. 16, 2010 7:42 am
What a great idea! That looks so good...I was just thinnking I have some ground beef that I want to try something different with- thanks!!
Feb. 18, 2010 10:08 am
Mmmm your Lime Cilantro Rice looks so yummy!.. Thanks for sharing!
Feb. 19, 2010 5:11 pm
I love your photographical recipe. Too bad I have already eaten, or I might have made this recipe. Looks yummy and I bet it tastes even better. I love your blogs!!!
Feb. 20, 2010 12:18 pm
mmmm! Looks so yummy. Must try this!
Feb. 21, 2010 4:25 pm
The shells were delicious, now I want to try different types!
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I've been married to my husband for over 8 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state by Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight movies. My blog is called Baked Lava www.bakedlava.com and I'm currently cooking my way around the world. I write a monthly column for our local newspaper called Life in an RV and that site is www.valleybugler.com. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my recycled container garden and I love to create new recipes. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, unless it involves baking. My husband & I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety...we have 4 of those: Puppa, Sasha, KiKi & Super Dave the Girl Cat. I am a prize-winning nature photographer.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and cupboards...you really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
My cooking triumphs
I've had several of my original recipes published, I've had my blog featured in a magazine, I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper and I'm already one year into my cooking venture of Around the World in an RV. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends.
My cooking tragedies
There have been several and there aren't enough characters in the 1000 allotted to list them all down!
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States