“Baja Style” Spicy Purple Kale Pesto Sauce

Makes 2 cups pesto Ingredients ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 2 cups purple kale, stems removed and chopped 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ½ cup avocado or olive oil Zest of 1 lime, juice of two 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 jalapeño, chopped (seeds […]

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Dried Cherry Mole Sauce

Makes 2 cups 2-3 dried ancho chilies 2 dried guajillo chilies 2-3 cloves garlic 1 medium yellow onion ½ cup raw almonds 3 whole cloves 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 4 tablespoons sesame seeds ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup dried cherries 2 tablespoons […]

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Chicken and Sweet Turnip Tacos & Cotija Cheese

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped fine 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped ½ habañero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ tablespoon lime zest ½ tablespoon orange zest ½ teaspoon allspice, ground ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ tablespoon black pepper, ground […]

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Mexican Herbed Chicken & Albondigas Soup with Winter Greens

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 2 limes, zest and juice ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten Soup Olive oil, for sautéing 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, […]

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Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound ground chicken Zest and juice of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten For the Soup Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine […]

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Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 lb ground chicken Juice and zest of 2 limes ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten Soup Ingredients Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped […]

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Mexican Samurai

Makes 1 cocktail 2 ounces (really good quality) Anejo Tequila ½ ounce Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquor 1 ounce Ginger, Mango & Chili Syrup* Juice of 1 Lime Sake (ice cold and preferable a floral dry type) Chili Pepper Cilantro – Lime Garnish* In a shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, ginger liquor, syrup […]

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Pan Fried (Herbal) Cod Tacos with “Baja Style” Spicy Purple Kale Pesto Sauce and Pickled Red Cabbage

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups red cabbage, shredded Juice of 2 limes 2 teaspoons salt 4 pieces of cod, local & sustainable Salt and pepper 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine ½ cup whole wheat flour 1 cup panko bread crumbs Canola oil Dried Red Chili […]

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Pumpkin Taquitos with Dried Cherry Mole Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed about 1 ½ inches 1 small red shallot, chopped 1 dried chipotle chili (preferably mecca variety), crumbled 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grated Avocado oil 16 soft corn tortillas, small Maldon salt Fresh local […]

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Red Chili Pork Tamales with Mole Negra

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the red chili pork 10 small red dried chilies 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 tablespoons […]

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Roasted Cauliflower & Spinach Whole Wheat Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 cups cauliflower florets (bite size) 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 2 cups baby spinach Whole wheat tortillas Sharp cheddar cheese (I use a local raw jalapeno) Lime […]

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Sprouted Corn Roasted Squash Breakfast Tacos with Peruvian Cilantro Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups winter squash, cubed ½ inch ½ red onion, chopped medium ½ red bell pepper, chopped small 1 chipoltle chili pepper, crumbles Salt and pepper Avocado oil 2 cups spinach leaves 6 eggs Sprouted corn tortillas Peruvian Cilantro Sauce Directions Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, toss […]

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