Pan roasted garlic and tomatoes make a rich concentrated sauce to use with corn dishes, grilled veggies, beans, polenta, and enchiladas! Check out the variation with chiles! Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
Chipotle peppers are jalapeno chilies that have been smoked and dried. Their smoky heat is delicious brushed over tortillas and pizzas, and carefully added to soup and stews. A little will go a long way. The puree will keep almost indefinately; if you know you'll be storing it a long time, cover the puree with a thin layer of oil. Enjoy! Adapted from Field of Greens restaruant cookbook.
The verrine trend took France by storm several years ago and the trend is still alive and well! They are made by layering ingredients in small glasses. This is a great appetizer to serve before a hearty meal. You may use regular or red quinoa(or steamed couscous or bulgur). Adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.
These yummy appetizers are roaste instead of deep fried. Choose the smallest red potatoes you can find to keep them easy to eat. The kids can help scoop out and stuff the potatoes and then sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy! A Spanish influenced recipe. Adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.
A vegetable melange influenced by Pueblo cuisine, this simple dish makes an awesome breakfast, served with fried green tomatoes and corn muffins. Adapted from Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe(Breakfast All Day). Enjoy!
I love chili rellenos and with poblano chilies, they are super good! I hope you enjoy this classic recipe, using poblano chilies!
This chile pepper is often mislabeled 'Pasilla', which is a different pepper entirely.It is one of the most popular chiles in Mexico and has won the appreciation of many a chef worldwide because of the superior flavor it has over regular bell peppers.
They have a tough outer skin that usually requires roasting and peeling before use. These very large chile peppers are most popular in chiles rellenos recipes, but cooking with these as a substitute for bell peppers in any recipe will enhance the flavor.
Anaheim's are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine.Also called "New Mexican Chile". These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.
They got the name "Anaheim" when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900's. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile. Adapted from a Chili site.
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.