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

Topsy-Turvy Nacho Pie [RECIPE]

Topsy-Turvy Nacho Pie

Quick, delicious, and easy to prepare, our Topsy-Turvy Nacho Pie might just be your latest addiction.
(Photos by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Our life stays so busy, we’re always looking for recipes that allow us to get dinner on the table in a hurry. This one definitely qualifies, and it as yummy as it is easy to prepare. Best of all, your family will ask for more! Just one note of caution: remember that all jalapenos are not created equal. Some are definitely hotter than others! So sample a slice before chowing down on them with abandon. They may be much spicier than they appear! Read more of this post

Southwest Chicken Pasta [RECIPE]

Southwest Chicken Pasta

Flavorful and delicious, with just the right amount of spice, our Southwest Chicken Pasta is a real crowd pleaser.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Reminiscent of our travels through New Mexico where we fell in love with the flavor profiles of the American Southwest, this recipe uses kitchen staples like black beans, dried pasta, and spices in a unique new way. Prepare this dish a day in advance for optimal taste, so all the flavors have an opportunity to meld.  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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Red Chile Honey

Red Chile Honey

Great as a glaze or as an addition to your favorite salsa, our Red Chile Honey makes everything a little extra special.

Ever since we were wed, we’ve had a love affair with the American Southwest. We’ve taken more trips to New Mexico than we care to count, and whether we’re in the little town of Jemez Springs at a rustic bath house and its neighboring cowboy bar, stepping into the past at a Mexican saloon in Albuquerque’s Old Town square, or exploring the wonders of magical Sante Fe and dining at one of the city’s culinary treasures like Pasqual’s, Geronimo or The Shed, we’re always discovering new flavors we want to introduce to our kitchen at home. This recipe for Red Chile Honey is one of the many flavors we’ve brought back with us. We love how simple it is to prepare. Add it to homemade salsas or use it as a glaze for pork, poultry or even roasted vegetables like squash to give your favorite meal something extra special and a kiss of sweet, smoky flavor.

PREP: 2 minutes
COOK: 1 minute

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon red chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

TIPS: If using as a glaze, baste meat or vegetables during the last few minutes of cooking.

YIELDS: 1 cup

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