Monday’s Menu: Whole30 Roasted Red Pepper Hot Sauce

Last week we shared one of our favorite WHOLE30 recipes, Banh Mi Bowls. This sauce is used to top the Banh Mi Bowls. It is an extra added step, but so worth it! This sauce makes the bowls!
Red Pepper Sauce- WHOLE30

Photo Credits: @sodiumgirl

2 red bell peppers
1 to 2 dried ancho chili peppers
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp olive oil
Cut the bell peppers in half, remove stem and seeds. Cover a baking pan with foil & place the peppers flat-side down. Place in the oven and turn on broiler. Cook until charred, about 15 minutes. Then place peppers in a bowl and cover with the foil to steam for 15. Meanwhile, steep the dried ancho peppers in very hot water until they soften.
When cool, slip the charred skin off the peppers. Roughly chop the bell peppers & ancho, and transfer to a food processor or blender. Add olive oil and 1 Tbsp of the chili steeping liquid. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid or oil as needed.
Drizzle over the Banh Mi Bowls and enjoy!
*TIP: This recipe does make more than enough sauce for the bowls. Store some in the fridge or freeze and use later.
Did you try make the bowls last week? What did you think?

We hope you are enjoying your Newly Newlywed or Nearly Newlywed moments as much as we are!


Adam & Holly

PS: Remember, we’re Newlyweds, not experts!


Saturdays In The City: Mexican Date Night

Who doesn’t love a good Date Night and Mexican food?

Adam and I have found and fallen in love with a local, hole-in-the-wall, authentic Mexican Restaurant in Atlanta.

Nuevo Laredo Cantina! 

Doesn’t it just sound delicious and fun?

Although, Nuevo is a hole-in-the-wall, (with maybe 25 tables) most local Atlantans know about it. Anyone who is anyone makes a stop at Nuevo while visiting Atlanta. Photos line the walls of owner, Chance, with famous celebrities. On beautiful days this place is packed!

Part of the fun of going to Nuevo is to arrive early and have one of their “Cadillac Margaritas”! Trust us….one is all you need!

Nuevo Date Night

Once seated you’ll be served their Homemade Chips and Salsa. Their Salsa is more of a Pico de Gallo than a heavy tomato based salsa. A must have appetizer- “Cebollitas”– Charbroiled Scallions with Lime. We know, you are probably questioning our recommendation, but trust us. They are worth it!


Owner, Chance Evans “recommended dishes are the Brisket Barbacoa, Chicken Mole (mo-lay), over-stuffed poblano Chili Rellenos, and the most recent menu additions- Lobster or Fish (grilled salmon) Tacos.”

If we’re on a Holly/Adam Date Night or having Nuevo with our Couple Friends Adam (and his guy pals) always order “Brisket Barbacoa” or “Tacos de Brisket”. Oh! So! Good!

My favorite meal on the menu is the “Tacos de Carne Asada”. Lean Fajita meat topped with onion and cilantro in a tortilla. Each taco plate is served with 3 tacos and we typically order a side of rice and beans to share.

Not the best picture-sorry!

Not the best picture-sorry!

Are you feeling the Cadillac?


Next time you’re looking for a new place to try or looking for a fun Date Night, head over to Nuevo Laredo Cantina! Let us know what you think once you give it a try!

We hope you’re enjoying your Newly Newlywed or Nearly Newlywed Moments as much as we are!


Adam & Holly

PS: Remember, we’re Newlyweds, not experts!