Archives: cumin

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, • Read More »

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Chile Mac

September 13, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Now that we’re heading into Autumn, it’s time to start hauling out the comfort food recipes!!! Chile Mac, a simple and comforting dish, is nothing fancy but it is a good, quick weeknight dinner. Plus, it’s fairly inexpensive to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. I usually use beef broth instead of chicken broth, and • Read More »

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Feta Wheat Berry Salad

July 21, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Feta Wheat-Berry Salad, which is basically a Greek salad with the addition of wheat berries, is one of my favorite summer recipes. Wheat berries are whole kernels of wheat without the hull, are an excellent source of fiber, and have a chewy texture when cooked. My folks went through a health food kick when I was growing • Read More »

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Curried Stuffed Eggs

March 30, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Eggs, Recipes, Snack.

I love deviled eggs and I love curry, so it pretty much was a given that I would love the two combined. This recipe is a fun twist on a classic! Major Grey’s chutney is a type of chutney, not a brand. If you don’t have it (or can’t find it), the eggs will still • Read More »

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Chicken Mole with Chipotles

March 19, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Chocolate, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Mole, a Mexican specialty, is a rich, thick sauce with complex flavors. It is usually labor-intensive and includes a long list of ingredients. This quick version of a mole (pronounced MOH-lay) uses canned chipotle chilies and diced tomatoes to form the sauce for tender chunks of chicken. The smoky, spicy sauce includes chocolate, an ingredient commonly found in some moles. • Read More »

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Chicken Tikka Masala

March 12, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Indian, Main Dish, Recipes.

Since my folks are galavanting around London right now on holiday and enjoying the delicious Indian food that the city has to offer, I thought I’d make my own Indian food in honor of their trip. This recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala, noted as being Britain’s new national dish, is a great way to recreate this British favorite at home. Chunks of • Read More »

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