Category Archive: Mexican/Southwest

Mexican Quinoa, Brown Rice & Beans

As many of you know I do love Mexican food and it just happens to fit in quite well with my new food plan. Last night I needed something quick and easy to make for dinner – you know what it’s like when you first get home after a trip. You aren’t quite ready to …

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Butternut Squash & Bean Chili / A Preview Of My New Food Plan

We are at the tail end of the Winter Squash season but if you can find a butternut squash you need to make this soup. I was in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods the other day and both still have butternut squash in stock. My daughter Katy made this recipe first and she said I needed …

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Vegetarian Chili Burgers

I have enjoyed some delicious tasting vegetarian bean burgers over the years. The best one is still etched in my memory bank and was found at Munchies – a little basement restaurant in the mountain town of Ashland, Oregon. I have never found a recipe that could stand up to it’s flavor profile – until …

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Black Bean Salsa Chili with Cilantro Cream Topping

Do you like Chili? Apparently we do as I have just tried yet another new chili recipe! What I love about a big pot of chili is that the leftovers just keep getting better and better, it reheats beautifully and a bowl full is quite filling. The secret ingredient in this recipe is…. BACON! Chili …

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili & A Blog Anniversary!

I do love me some pumpkin but have always associated it with sweeter foods like pumpkin muffins, low fat pumpkin pie, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin butter or pumpkin cranberry baked oatmeal bars. For a long time I have seen savory recipes that incorporate canned pumpkin but hadn’t taken the plunge myself. That is until a couple of days …

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