A little Mexican to spice up your life
A Farrahs love affair
If you were to ask me a few years ago about my favourite foods, I’m pretty sure Mexican wouldn’t have been on the list. I’ve always loved food with distinct flavours, from Italian to Indian. Growing up in Birmingham, it’s hard not to be a fan of spicy food, especially as it was the norm to visit the Balit Triangle after a few beers. Since my move to New Zealand, I’ve struggled to find Indian food to match that which I grew up with, so other flavours became favoured, in particular, Mexcian.
There are a number of great Mexican eateries in Auckland, with our favourite being Mexico. Alas, what with being a one income household (what with yours truly still trying to get paid for my Chief Go Getter role at OKE), we don’t tend to dine out as much as we used too. El Paso was our go to brand for ingredients to cook Mexcian food at home, basically because there was very few options. What with the growth in Mexican eateries, the demand for products to use at home has grown, with new brands coming along. One of which is our new favourite, Farrah’s. These guys have got a really cool story and I was fortunate to catch up with Farrah a few months ago when she was in Auckland (they’re based in Wellington).
The best thing about Farrah’s range, apart from the taste, which is awesome, but the fact you can cram their wraps with as much filling as you possibly can, without them ripping! Oh believe me, we’ve fully tested this and it’s nigh on impossible. We’ve recently got stuck into their Fajita spice mix and even Taylor loves it, honestly, our two-year-old gets stuck into Mexcian food.
Farrah’s Mexican Fajitas
Farrah’s Fajita Spice Mix
1 Large Onion Finely Sliced
1 Large Capsicum Finely sliced
2 Large Free Range Chicken Breasts sliced into 1/2 inch slices
Grated Smoked Cheese
Farrah’s Burrito Wraps
It really couldn’t be easier to knock up these fajitas. Finely slice the onion and capsicum and fry until slightly cooked (a bit of charring doesn’t hurt). Add the chicken to the onion and capsicum, cook until slightly browned. Now add the magic that is the Farrah’s Fajita Spice Mix. Cook until the chicken is cooked through.
Blast the burrito wraps in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Now load up the wraps with the chicken mix, cheese and sour cream. To help you fold the wraps, check out Farrah’s tips and tricks.
Hopefully, you’ll start to love Mexican food as much as we do! To get you started, check out the Dad’s Patch Instagram account, like the latest post and comment with your favourite Mexican word. This is open to NZ Residents only 🙂