Southwest Scramble [RECIPE]

Southwest Scramble

Our Southwest Scramble is a hearty, flavor-filled way to start the morning! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Are you tired of the same breakfast day after day? Try our Southwest Scramble! It’s chock full of fresh veggies, black beans for extra protein and fiber, and a touch of jalapeno for a bit of heat. Serve it in warmed tortillas, or forget the added carbs and plate it with a bit of sausage and fresh fruit. Your taste buds will love it, your partner will crave it, and your body will thank you for starting the day with a healthy choice.  Read more of this post

Fou Maque Choux [RECIPE]

Moroccan Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze and Fou Maque Choux

Fou Maque Choux is our spin on a Cajun classic. Blending some of our favorite flavors, it is a quick and filling side that pairs nicely with dishes like our Moroccan Pork Loin with Blackberry Glaze. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Having traveled about the United States as much as we have, we tend to pick up culinary traditions all around the country. Maque Choux is a traditional side dish served throughout Louisiana. We first learned about it when we took a class at the New Orleans School of Cooking a few years back, although that recipe called for tomatoes. I’ve cut them out here, however, which is why I’m calling this version Fou Maque Choux (fou is Cajun for “crazy”). In its place I’ve  added a touch of Tex-Mex flavor by adding the black beans and Mexican oregano. The ingredients blend together beautifully and make for one yummy new riff on a Cajun classic. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Chicken and Black Bean Nachos [RECIPE]

Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Spicy and delicious, our chicken and black bean nachos make for an easy, quick, healthy snack. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When you have your buddies over to watch the big game or play a game of cards, you don’t always have to order pizza or binge on junk food. Make up a big tray of our chicken and black bean nachos for a healthier, tastier snack. Your pals will love it so much, they won’t even care that you swapped out poultry for beef. To make it extra special, use our homemade salsa verde to make this a snack to remember! Read more of this post

Stuffed Chicken Burritos [RECIPE]

Stuffed Chicken Burritos

Light and delicious, our Stuffed Chicken Burritos come together quickly to satisfy a hungry family.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love getting multiple meals from one chicken. In this case, we use two cups of shredded chicken breast to fill these quick-and-simple burritos that are as light as they are flavorful. Packed with yummy spices, black beans and fresh veggies, they’re healthier than getting the super sized burrito down from the joint down the street and come together just as quickly.  Read more of this post

Corn, Tomato, and Black Bean Salsa

Corn, Tomato, and Black Bean Salsa

Great as a side dish or served with blue corn chips for a quick snack, our Corn, Tomato, and Black Bean Salsa is refreshing and delicious with a touch of sweetness.

Nothing transports our taste buds to the American Southwest like salsa. Found on nearly every table in the area, salsas have become more popular than ketchup. Whether sweet, smoky, mild or flaming hot, there are literally hundreds of variations on this staple condiment. Our Corn, Tomato, and Black Bean Salsa is cool and delicious with the added ingredients of cilantro, garlic and onion. A touch of our Red Chile Honey lends a smoky sweetness to this flavorful blend of fresh ingredients.

PREP: 10 minutes + 1 hour chill time
COOK: 2 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup fine chopped white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon lightly toasted, freshly ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chile Honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 3 large ripe Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans

DIRECTIONS

  1. Lightly sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 2 minutes, over medium heat; set aside.
  2. Combine chopped cilantro, cumin, jalapeno, vinegar, honey, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add corn, tomato, black beans and sautéed vegetables. Stir to combine thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for an hour so flavors can combine.

TIPS: Serve with blue corn chips for a quick snack or aside favorites like Chiles Rellenos or Carne Adovada for a complete meal.

YIELDS: 2 1/2 cups

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