Monday, July 16, 2012

Shhhh, Don't Tell Chipotle

I found the recipe for Chipotle's awesome chicken marinade. Here it is, and you're welcome:

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil)

 I marinated the chicken overnight and grilled it on Sunday.

Combined with rice, cilantro, black beans seasoned with cumin, garlic and salsa, freshly roasted corn, sour cream, shredded cheese and more cilantro, it was very similar to the Chipotle bowl. Though a tad spicier.  Also, if I'd had the time, I would have made the corn salsa. But I didn't have time for that and it turned out just fine. Here it is:
Here are a few obligatory photos from the weekend. (Apologies to my Instagram friends, who have seen most of these already):

 Remember how much you loved cotton candy as a kid? That stuff is like spun heavenly clouds of goodness. Seriously.
 There was art.
 Of course, there was the painting of Cyd.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

An Absence

thirsty, cracked mud
trampled by the glare
of waning light
escalating darkness
like a contraction
the end, terrifying
and unknown

my truth is here
raw and public
with the tenderness
of shame

seeking a shelter

in the written words of women
the juncture between shadows
and what lies
just beneath the syllable 
of need

i can read myself 
of this stagnant

crushing the isolation
feigned solidarity 

i don't care.