Time for Tacos

Cooking Durham

Monday and I got along just fine today. I’ve got that feeling that something exciting is about to happen because Christmas break is right around the corner. I’m so pumped for some time off! I’m also dreaming of good food, and my brain is full of so many ridiculous recipe ideas for holiday treats. How will I ever narrow it down?


In the meantime, I’m eating chickpea tacos. Easy. I don’t think I’ve had the hard shells since I was in high school. My mom always used them for taco night.


I topped these babies with TJ’s corn relish, cheese, and avocado. I would have really liked a margarita too. Or maybe a view of the Pacific. Christmas in Cabo? Some day.

You guys are quiet out there. The calm before the holiday storm?

  • Cara
    December 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks for the pumpkin bean soup suggestion. I have been wanting to try a pumpkin soup and I loved this one!!

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Youre welcome!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    December 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I really need to try some chick pea tacos soon. They look good. I’d also like to enjoy a margarita…

  • Kath
    December 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Love taco shells. And plain yogurt on top!

  • Amy
    December 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    i’m going to christmas in cabo!! super excited for it… 🙂 those tacos look delish!

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      SOOOO Jealous!

  • Kat
    December 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Oh sister, we are SO on the same page this week – I’m making the Peas’ Chickpea Tacos tomorrow night! Love the corn idea – will probably have to involve that. I already have the avocado thing on lockdown.

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Haha – enjoy!

  • Kristina
    December 6, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Wrapping up grad school finals and COULD NOT be more excited to get home for a spell and back into cooking. Also looking forward to make some holiday dishes. And decorating cookies!!

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm


  • Mom
    December 6, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I cannot tell you how gorgeous and delicious your tacos look on the shiny computer in the tutoring center, even at eight in the morning.

  • Lindsay
    December 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Love the Peas & Thank You chickpea tacos! Even fed them to my skeptical boyfriend who loved them as well!

  • Allison
    December 6, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Grilled fish tacos seem to be my go-to lately whenever we go out to eat- holy guacamole, they’re delic!

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Love them too!

  • HRCK
    December 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Yum, those look so yummy! I like how pieces inevitably crack off with hard tacos, so you’re left with chips at the end as well 🙂

    It’s been quiet in my part of the blog world as well…not sure why!

    • Laura
      December 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      I love that too, but I also just ate extra chips on the side:) TJ’s makes sweet potato corn chips now!