Archives: Southwestern

Turkey Poblano Chili

February 2, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey

Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano  peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to […]

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile

November 19, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile | Filed in Christmas, Holidays, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I love sweet potatoes (yams) but I’m not a fan of the cloyingly sweet dishes that call for sugar and marshmallows. Instead, I prefer savory sweet potato recipes like this one that includes smoky chipotle chiles. The heat of the chiles is really delicious with the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. This recipe is perfect […]

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Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas

September 29, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas | Filed in Appetizer, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Southwestern, Vegetarian

Not only are quesadillas super easy to whip up but they make a great snack, lunch or light dinner. This particular recipe is jazzed up with a creamy, smoky chipotle and corn filling…it’s delicious! Serve the quesadillas with mixed greens drizzled with Southwestern Vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty meal! Note: The recipe calls for a grill […]

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn Salsa

August 24, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Southwestern, Summer

This Southwestern-inspired recipe is a perfect weeknight meal: marinated chicken breasts are grilled and topped with a tangy corn and pepper salsa…simple, fresh and super easy! Fresh corn would be great in the salsa instead of frozen corn. If using fresh corn, shuck 2 ears of corn and discard corn silk. Cook the ears of corn […]

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Saucy Salsa Chicken

July 13, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Saucy Salsa Chicken | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern

This delicious Mexican-inspired recipe has dinner on the table in no time: quick-cooking chicken cutlets are pan seared then finished in an easy sauce made from salsa verde (green salsa made with tomatillos) and sour cream (or creme fraiche). A tasty weeknight meal doesn’t get much easier than this! If you can’t find chicken cutlets, just use regular […]

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Black Bean Soup with Cumin and Jalapeno

October 24, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern

This super easy, Mexican-inspired soup is delicious and can be made with basic pantry ingredients. To make more of a meal, I served the soup with a green salad and quesadillas stuffed with green chiles, cheese and corn…Olé! I substituted a teaspoon or so of chopped chipotle chile with some adobo sauce for the chopped jalapeno, […]

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Smoky Chicken Chowder

October 19, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Smoky Chicken Chowder | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern

This delicious, Southwestern-inspired chowder is hearty, slightly smoky, and a little spicy…perfect for a chilly Autumn evening! I made a few changes to the recipe but nothing that drastically altered the final dish. Instead of a jalapeno chile, I used a little more chopped chipotle chile (which adds both heat and smoky flavor to the soup), a […]

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Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

September 21, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Southwestern, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

One of the things I love about September is the potpourri of ripe veggies available at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Last week, I visited my local farm stand and purchased all the makings for these tasty quesadillas that are stuffed and garnished with a medly of fresh corn, chile peppers, summer squash and tomatoes. The quesadillas […]

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Southwestern Tofu Wraps

September 14, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Southwestern Tofu Wraps | Filed in Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Southwestern, Vegetarian

Need a quick, healthy lunch or light dinner idea? Then try this recipe for Southwestern Tofu Wraps. The fresh cilantro and lime juice add fresh flavor and liven up the tofu (which is normally bland). To bump up the Southwestern flavors, I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder to the tofu mixture. For […]

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Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts

May 29, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern

I’m always on the look out for new grilling recipes. These Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts are easy to make and perfect for the summer season. Serve with black beans, and a salad dressed with Southwestern Vinaigrette. Enjoy! Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts -recipe from Sunset Magazine Even within the same variety, chiles can vary […]

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