Last summer I wanted to make habañero cornbread with the habañeros from our garden. The cornbread itself is moist and cake-like. The garden-fresh habañeros were flavorful and surprisingly not too spicy. Because not everyone likes spicy food, I have included jalapeño peppers in the following recipe. But feel free to substitute canned chiles if you want to tame it down. Or add habañero peppers if you think you are up for the spicy challenge!
Chili con carne (Chili) is Spanish for "chile peppers with meat." Traditionally, chili is a simple stew made of chile peppers, meat, cumin, garlic and onions. In my variation of chili, I include tomato paste to get the flavor of tomatoes in the broth without the chunks of tomato. I also use pinto and black beans for extra lean protein and fiber. Serve it with warm corn bread and honey.
I have always been intimidated by making chicken stock (and chicken broth). After finally making it, however, I have realized how approachable it really is. There are many subtleties to making a good stock and I know I still have lots to learn by trial and error, but at its basic level, it is a simple process.
The sun is out and summer has been on my mind so we had avocado turkey burgers for dinner last night. My fifteen-month old son devoured three-fourths of a giant burger and my husband said that he no longer needs to eat ground beef if this is what ground turkey can taste like!
Over the past couple of years we have made Tikka Masala many times in an effort to perfect it. It typically has heavy cream so our goal has been to create a lighter version while matching the restaurant creaminess and flavor. The last time we made this, our fifteen-month old son couldn't get enough of it!
You will know by how colorful this meal is that it is healthy. Introduce your kids to seafood by sneaking scallops and shrimp into kid-friendly tacos.
My favorite time of year to make this salsa is in the summer and early fall when we are harvesting the tomatoes and peppers from our garden. It is great in many dishes, including fish tacos, omelettes and fajitas.
We incorporate this salsa verde into many of our dishes. Outside of traditional Mexican food, it is also excellent for marinating chopped ham and sausage for breakfast dishes. Make it as spicy (or not spicy) as you would like by adjusting the peppers in the mix.
This cheese ball is a SPICY and addictive cheese spread. The great thing is you can use as many or as little peppers as you would like. For a red-hot spread, be sure to try the habañero pepper version.
This taco meat doesn't require any store-bought seasoning packets but it is just as easy to make. It is so juicy and flavorful that you can easily substitute ground turkey or chicken for a healthier option (and some people might not even notice a difference!).