There is nothing like a great sandwich. The secret to a great sandwich is the right bread (and not too much of it) a great sauce and a mix of textures, fresh and warm, soft and crunchy etc. I made cajun chicken for a salad Monday and Brian fell in love with the cajun chicken and then I thought that will make a great sandwich but what would be a good sauce and then I thought chipotle mayo (a FANTASTIC condiment :)). This is a super quick weeknight dinner. Enjoy!!! Continue reading Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo
Chili, is there anything better on a cold winter night than a piping hot bowl of Chili? I posted my age-old favorite Chili recipe a while ago. That is my go to Chili recipe but when I saw this one in Bon Appetit’s Fast Easy Fresh, I knew I had to try it. You see, I LOVE Chipotle Chilis. Love, love, love them. I like it hot. The original recipe had you add 2 Chipotle peppers. I started with 3 and ended up with 5 :). I also added the tomato paste and brown sugar as it needed a little sweetness to balance the chilis. Other than that, I was pretty true to the recipe. When I served mine I added avocado, low-fat sour cream, a little cheddar cheese, raw red onion and a few big spoons of hot sauce which Bill found a little perplexing. I told you I like it hot!
I have had this cookbook for a while, but recently spent some time going through it again and have about 20 recipes tagged with a stick it note. The recipes are all meant for quick, healthy weeknight dinners, so you will see more of them here for sure! Continue reading Chipotle Chili
Have I told you how much I adore soups and stews? Well, I do. There is something so warm and welcoming about a hearty bowl of homemade soup. Homemade soup is healthy and inexpensive to make. Whenever I make a batch, I always double it and freeze the leftovers in individual containers to have on hand for a healthy delicious lunch. If you are going to double this recipe, make sure you make it in 2 different pots. I really found making this that if you double in a large pot, the flavors are never as intense as when you make a single batch in one pot.
If you like spice, add more chiles! I will usually add 3 or so and then an hour into the cooking add a little more if it’s not too spicy. Continue reading Posole (Mexican Pork Stew)