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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans

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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans is the result of my search to use a new ingredient in a recipe this week. Hominy is made of dried maize, also known as corn. Typically hominy is used in soups and stews, but during the summer months I am always looking for ways to keep things fresh by adding ingredients from the garden. Choose a variety that has been simply processed with salt and lime. For black beans try to use no salt added canned or save money by cooking dried black beans and freezing them in pre-portioned containers. I used fresh Fresno Chilies from my garden but you can easily substitute the Fresno Chili with a Jalapeno. Feel free to add more or less chopped chili peppers to suit your own individual spice/heat preference.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and Rinse hominy. Drain and rinse black beans. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Serve warm or cold as a salad.
  2. Use the hominy and beans to top salad greens, or as taco filling. Make one day ahead. This dish tastes great after the ingredients have had a chance to marry.
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Jicama and Orange Salad

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Jicama and Orange Salad
Jicama is also known as the yam bean and is commonly found in markets across the USA. It is high in potassium and fiber and has a neutral fresh flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve chilled.
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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts
Make this lovely entree for dinner and add leftover sliced chicken breast to your salad for lunch the next day!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Layer 1/2 of the lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the herbs and 1/2 of the sliced garlic.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on top of the lemon slices adn sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place remaining lemon, herbs and garlic on top of the chicken. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with tight fitting lid.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove lid and bake for 5 minutes until golden. Serve and enjoy.
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Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

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Orange Hemp Seed Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until creamy.
  2. Serve on top of your favorite mixed green salad.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Store extra in airtight container in the fridge.  Will keep for about a week.

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Roasted Purple Potatoes with Rosemary, Garlic and Thyme


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Roasted Purple Potatoes with Rosemary, Garlic and Thyme
Potatoes are one of my very favorite foods. Blue/purple potatoes are loaded with antioxidants and are delish. If you are unable to find blue or purple potatoes you can substitute with red potatoes or small Yukon Gold.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Toss potatoes and garlic in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a baking pan. Top with rosemary and thyme and roast in the oven for 45 minutes until potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and serve on large platter. Keeping potatoes spread out on a single layer to retain crispiness.
Recipe Notes

Keep ingredients fresh and use what's in season.  In spring try omitting the rosemary and finish them off with garlic or regular chives and fresh chopped parsley.  There is no end to the variations you can try with this dish.

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Cannellini Beans with Garlic and Herbs

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Cannellini Beans with Garlic and Herbs
These beans are fragrant and full of flavor! The garlic and rosemary really stand out to make this a comfort dish that you will crave all year long.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
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Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the white beans and set aside
  2. In a stock pot add olive oil and saute shallots until tender
  3. Add garlic and saute 1 minute until soft
  4. Add white beans, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer with lid on for 30 minutes or until tender and a soupy consistency.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley
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