Category Archives: Mexican

Black Lentils and Avocado

This recipe uses black, or Beluga, lentils. They have a strong flavor and stay intact after cooking which gives them their name. Serve this over rice, spread on toasted bread or as a dip for crackers or chips. Black Lentil … Continue reading

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Refried Anasazi Beans

So most recipes call for mashing anasazi beans. I jazzed this up a bit, otherwise they would taste just like regular refried beans made with inexpensive pinto beans. These still taste a heck of a lot like pintos. Fancy Refried … Continue reading

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Stewed Anasazi Beans

Anasazi beans are named after the Native American people who cultivated them. They are meaty, hearty beans that are perfect for stewing and long cooking. They mash into a creamy  smooth paste and are great in chili or slow cooked … Continue reading

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Venison Tacos

Remember the red cabbage slaw recipe? It goes great with the flavor of venison in this recipe. Venison Tacos 1 lb ground venison 14 oz can chopped tomatoes 1 cup finely diced onion 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Ole!

Monday is our favorite food holiday. Well, behind Thanksgiving and Saint Patty’s Day that is. It’s a great excuse to kick back with a margarita and fire up the grill. Get started the day before by soaking the beans and … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs in Avocados

We’re avocado happy lately. Maybe those ads with the dancing avocado begging to be put on toast have infiltrated our brains. One recent Saturday morning Katherine was traumatized by watching a chef make “guacamole” with parsley, garlic and olive oil. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part Two

Last week’s Game Day roundup included lots of finger food. This week we’re featuring heartier meals that can feed a crowd. You can always make your guests bring the appetizers. Instead cook up one of these… Louisiana Shrimp Boil Or … Continue reading

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Turkey Tacos

Tacos are the perfect food. That’s all. Turkey Tacos 1/2 large onion quartered 3 jalapenos 2 large dried Ancho peppers 1 cup boiling water 1 14 oz can tomatoes juice from one lime 4 cups turkey chopped into small dice … Continue reading

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Tequila Old Fashioneds

While we never tire of margaritas, we do enjoy other tequila and mezcal cocktails. This one is a strong one. Eat an extra taco or two. Tequila Old Fashioneds 1 1/2 ounces Reposado tequila 1/2 ounce Mezcal 1 tsp simple … Continue reading

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Squash Stuffed with Black Beans

This works well as a side or main course. It is fairly quick to make if there are cooked black beans on hand. I like to keep a quart ready to go in the freezer at all times. Use butternut … Continue reading

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