Sep 302014

Food Network Host Sunny Anderson and Extended Stay America (ESA), the largest hotel chain with kitchens in every room, names Lauren Wyler “America’s Top Away From Home Cook,” announcing her Baja Fish Taco Tortas with Smoky Cilantro Slaw the winner of the brand’s national recipe contest  be sure to check out the video below. Lauren won $5,000 and her recipe will also be featured in the Away From Home Cooking Cookbook with recipes, tips and tricks from the Food Network’s Sunny Anderson. This new cookbook will feature delicious recipes that are affordable and easy to cook whether you are travelling or at home.

Here is Lauren Wyler’s recipe. It sounds like it would taste good.


Baja Fish Taco Tortas with Smoky Cilantro Slaw


2 cups shredded cabbage mix

2 Tablespoons ranch dressing

1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce

1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

2 ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed

4 Tablespoons salsa verde

1 lime

1 pound cod

1 teaspoon cumin

4 torta or bolillo rolls, split in half



1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the shredded cabbage, ranch dressing, hot sauce, chopped cilantro and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir until the slaw is well mixed.

2. In a small bowl place the peeled avocado, salsa verde and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a fork, roughly mash and mix together.

3. Cut the lime in half. Take one of the halves and cut it into wedges to serve with the finished tortas.

4. Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. While the pan is heating sprinkle the cod with the cumin, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. When the oil is hot, add the fish to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip the fish and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily and is opaque. Remove the pan from the heat and squeeze the half of lime over the fish.

5. To assemble, place the halved torta rolls on each plate. Spread each of the torta bottom evenly with the avocado spread, divide the fish evenly between each and then top each with the slaw. Serve with lime wedges.

 This recipe is even easy enough to make in a hotel room kitchen. Extended Stay America — one of America’s largest hotel chains with fully equipped kitchens in every room is perfect for families allowing parents to control and customize mealtimes while saving money and serving healthier meals while on the road.
To help families get cooking, ESA partnered with Sunny Anderson to create an “Away From Home Cooking” cookbook featuring 24 simple recipes that can be whipped up at home or in an ESA hotel room using minimal ingredients and wallet-friendly super market shortcuts. For even more recipes and tips visit Some  recipes included in the book are:
  • Savory Sweet Potato Salad
  • Pan seared Pork Chops with Spinach Apple Honey Mustard Sauce and Rosemary New Potatoes
  • Spiced Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

I have 5 copies of Away From Home Cooking Cookbook to giveaway to my readers.  You must be 18+ US (48), DC.  Leave a comment – have you ever stayed at an Extended Stay America Hotel? Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway end Oct 14th, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.


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  30 Responses to “Away From Home Cooking Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. No I have never stayed at an extended stay hotel. I believe it would be a great place to stay if you needed to be in one place for any length of time. This would allow the person to have as normal as possible routine.

  2. No I have not stayed at this hotel.

  3. email subscriber

  4. This sounds like an interesting ad unique cookbook.

  5. I’ve never stayed with them, would love to do so in the future though!

  6. Love cookbooks! Thanks

  7. I love cooking

  8. The cookbook looks interesting. I love cookbooks.

  9. would love cookbook to give as a gift

  10. Would like cookbook to give as a gift

  11. I have never stayed at one of these but it would be great if you were staying several days.

  12. In it to WIN it! Thank You!

  13. So many great recipes.

  14. No I never stayed at a Extended Stay America Hotel.

  15. There are a lot of delicious recipes in here.

  16. I have never stayed at an Extended Stay America Hotel.

  17. Need this.

  18. I have stayed at an Extended Stay America Hotel. and This will be the first book I will pack to take with me ! The Next Time I take a trip !

  19. My husband loves the fish tacos.

  20. There are so many dishes to choose from.

  21. Would love to try the Savory Sweet Potato Salad.

  22. Pan seared pork chops are superb.

  23. I have not stayed at one but my kids did while at a summer internship.

  24. A cookbook to take when camping.

  25. great cooking

  26. Love the apricot glazed Pork chops

  27. no I haven’t

  28. Yes I have stayed at an extended stay america!

  29. Very unique cookbook.

  30. No

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