Hands down, our most popular post has been this enchilada recipe with creamy cashew poblano sauce. I posted it over a year ago and I’m still receiving emails about it. So today I’m really excited to share this new twist: cashew cream meets chipotles. A happy marriage, especially if you like spicy food.
You could top it on just about anything. At the risk of posting too many taco recipes, we did stuffed peppers this time. I roasted mild poblanos and these cute little anaheims… stuffed them with a smoky quinoa & black bean filling and topped them with dollops of the chipotle cream. Healthy summer comfort food. (Of course, the next night we at the leftover sauce on tacos).
This recipe started as an idea for a salad. My salad “testing” often happens during lunch – I experiment with a variety of veggies, usually a concoction of whatever I happen to have around. When I come across an especially good combo, I save the idea and make it again later to shoot for a post.
The afternoon I sat down to eat the salad-version of this, I was sure it would be a winner. Corn, peppers, cucumber, tons of lime… an easy recipe to use up tons of late summer produce. Well it turned out to have a little too much lime, (something I never thought was possible). As I ate my overly-tart chopped salad I realized it was more of a salsa… that it would be better served as a condiment rather than eaten straight out of the bowl.
Yep, it was. When I made it a second time it was much better with chips and even better with grilled portabello tacos. I can also see it being tasty atop fish or meat if you’re looking to spice up your summer grilling.
Your eyes aren’t tricking you, these are not zucchini noodles. As much as I love non-noodle noodles, some nights just call for a big bowl of pasta. Especially when I have more tomatoes than I know what to do with and a basil plant that is finally flourishing.
Slow roasting tomatoes is, well, slow. But it’s entirely hands-off and you really can’t mess it up. I find roasting to be an easy fix for my tomatoes that aren’t so perfect – you know, the ones that are sadly not that sweet. Eight or so hours later, they’re shriveled up little sugar bombs ready to be tossed into the most simple summer pasta.
This is my very first pancake post. I either feel late to the game, or like I’m earning some right of blog passage. The truth is, I’d gone the last few years not eating pancakes. Let me back up. I spent a lot of years eating a LOT of pancakes… pancakes for dinner, late nights at Denny’s, the whole bit. This all added up to a number of post-college pancake pounds, and the easiest thing for me to do was cut out the temptation altogether.
But that’s all behind us now. I mean, you won’t find me eating pancakes at International Houses of them, but lighter at-home ones made with bananas and packed with berries? Yes please.
These are vegan and gluten free. The banana here is the linchpin, so you won’t want to sub that out. But feel free to use whatever berries you have in season.
Our Saturday morning famers market walks have become few and far between lately. This morning felt a little cooler normal (86 vs. 103), so off we went. But after a sweat-drenching walk back, I have just one thing on my mind: big cold summer salads.