Recipes

Slow-Baked Garbanzos

clay pot cooking Main Dishes Sides Vegetarian

Slow-Baked Garbanzos

One of my favorite books from the last years has been The Blue Zones (National Geographic, 2008) by Dan Buettner. Statistics for longevity are examined and there are some not so surprising conclusions reached, my favorite being that those of us lucky enough to make it to the old folks stage tend to eat beans. The Greek Island of Ikaria is mentioned a lot and it’s referred to as the place where people forget to die. Citizens work, garden, eat whole foods, little meat and of course eat beans (and drink wine.) Works for me. Diane Kochilas’ book on the...

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Runner Bean and Raw Asparagus Salad

Salads Vegetarian

Runner Bean and Raw Asparagus Salad

Like almost everyone else, I have been enamored with Joshua McFadden's cookbook, Six Seasons. At first I resisted. Seasonal market cooking. Really? Again? Yes, really. The story is the seasons but in the end, it's simply a great book for people who find the produce section the most interesting part of food shopping. The recipes are simple and straightforward without a lot of chef-y pretense and my copy, less than a year old, is filthy from use. Splattered with some really good memories. One of my favorite recipes has been this raw asparagus salad, tarted up by me with some...

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Rancho Gordo Pozole Blanco

Posoles

Rancho Gordo Pozole Blanco

There are many versions of pozole but one of my favorites is Pozole Blanco. Unlike other pozoles where chiles are a part of the broth, Blanco is broth, meat and hominy and the heat comes from salsa on the table, to be added by the diner. This means you need a really great broth, the kind you can only get by making it yourself. Traditionally, you’d have red chile powder, Mexican oregano and limes for serving but I love the purity and freshness of the Chile Manzano Salsa and there’s plenty of oregano in both the broth and the salsa....

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Requeson with Epazote

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Making Mexican Hot Chocolate

Desserts Drinks Videos

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Scrambled Eggs with Black Beans and Nopales

Breakfasts Videos

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Machacadora

Breakfasts Videos

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Poached Eggs in Bean Broth

Breakfasts Videos

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Chile Sauce

Salsas and Sauces Videos

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Beans and Greens

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Zucchini Fritters

Appetizers Vegetarian

Zucchini Fritters

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Wild Rice and Dried Xoconostle Salad

Salads

Wild Rice and Dried Xoconostle Salad

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