Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Slow cooker chili. Here's a recipe that really starts with the old Moosewood basics, but everyone spices it differently. Invent your own.
If you leave out the grains, serve with brown/wild rice mix. Not flavored too much - cooked in plain water, just a little salt and butter or olive oil. Don't forget to let it steam for 5-10 mins before serving
Put out toppings like lime, grated cheddar, sour cream, fresh salsa, sriracha, chopped scallion, cilantro, guacamole ...
Some of us made chili like this for decades before discovering how much better and easier it is using a slow cooker. You know how some food tastes better leftover and reheated? Like chili? It comes out of the slow cooker that way the first time.
It's just amazing to come home from work and find a pot of delicious food waiting for you. And it's a treat to have a Saturday meal on a weeknight.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sopes? Wonderful corn masa quick bread. Here's a recipe. You can top them how you like. I had these leftovers:
Fresh salsa, pico de gallo recipe.
Slow cooker refried beans recipe.
Chickpea nuggets, from flour. Here's the recipe.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Enchilada basics recipe. Other ingredients are really easy:
Slow cooker beans recipe. Use whole beans or refry.
Soft corn tortillas recipe.Corn tortillas bake better than wheat. No, you don't need a tortilla press.
Simple tomato sauce recipe base. Chop the onion and leave it in. Add sriracha. Not too much.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Saturday, February 08, 2014
This recipe is a pretty good start, but include what you like. I like to make as many of the ingredients as I can.
Choosing your cheese? America's Test Kitchen helped with these suggestions.
Sauerkraut is a standard. Kimchi really steps it up. Recipe here.
Rye bread is standard. Try a whole wheat roll, but add caraway seeds.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
But when I have bits from a bag, terrible!
Then I tried toasting the bits. Much fewer problems! Not like no allergy at all, but much more mellow. I had brownies that baked with walnut bits on top. Same good reaction.
I can't recommend this or I'd be liable for your terrible reaction. So I don't recommend this. It's just the internet.
Here's the sauce recipe. It's magic because it's so simple, easy and perfectly delicious.
It's also a great base for soup - include a bit of cumin. I love to make this in late summer when there are so many fresh tomatoes.
Kimcheese? Well first make some kimchi, then we can talk. It's really easy. Everyone has their favorite grilled cheese recipe. That's fine. Just don't be afraid to add some real flavor, like this recipe.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
In our regular dinner rotation, but never the same twice.
Sometimes paired with a bean dish, sometimes mixed beans right in.
Sometimes milky-cheesy and Italian spices, sometimes Greek, Chinese, Thai, or Indian.
In the summer we have fresh veggies to select, in the winter we have the supermarket's greatest hits.
This is a very good recipe, similar to ours.