This colorful rice is perfect for a Mexican meal. The rice takes on the warm essence of sweet peppers, onions, and paprika as they slowly simmer together. Cayenne adds heat, but for a spicier version, include a diced jalapeno chili or two. This also makes a nice filling for bell peppers. Adapted from Field of Greens cookbook by Annie Somerville. I f you do use brown basmati rice, you may need to cook it a little longer, check pkg. directions)
Use the leftovers, if there are any, for filling summer vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Add a little crumbled queso fresco or feta to the top and bake. Adapted from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook.
A rich, sweet and spicy (not to mention lucsious) Asian sauce to serve with fish, or to spoon or baste over the the fish while grilling. Great on salmon, also mixed in with rice, but can also be used on tofu or tempeh, grilled vegetables, especially eggplant! Enjoy! Brought to you by the Looney Spoon Phoodies for The Mixing Pot challenge! We may be looney but we are phoodies, after all. We feel it represents our team because we are rich, sweet and spicy!
Slices of eggplant are sprinkled with chili powder, baked, then topped with slices of red onion, tomato, avocado and pepper-jack cheese and broiled to melt the cheese.
This makes a great side dish with a Southwestern-style dinner. Also great for appetizers. I'm even thinking this would be great for breakfast with a fried egg! I wonder if it would stay on top of the stack? Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
A delicious spicy slaw adapted from a recipe courtesy of Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, Arizona. this is a burger joint that grows most of the food they use and has awesome food! Adapted from Guy Fieri's cookbook, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Guy says the slaw is most amazing! Enjoy!
Tacos filled with a delicious, rich "cheeze" made of cashews and cilantro, topped with crumbled nut "meat"! The cheeze keeps for 3-4 days in the fridge and the nut meat for up to a week. You may also scoop the cashew mixture on top of a salad, or serve as a dip with sliced carrots and cucumbers! The walnut mix is also good sprinkled over salad or soup! Great raw food! Adapted from Delicious Living magazine.