Garden Fresh Salsa

Garden Fresh Salsa

When you have a garden that gives you the freshest ingredients to make the finest salsa, I say, heck why not make the most of it! The garden truly is on its way out with the chill of Autumn setting in. Nevertheless that chilies are putting out their last produce for the season as are the tomatoes. The cilantro is still going strong although not for much longer, perhaps and the bell peppers are finally making an appearance. So whatchya waiting for? That’s right! Get that salsa made already, will you?! Chop up some onions and garlic and squeeze some fresh lime juice into the above ingredients and a smidgeon of salt and voila – And what is the secret ingredient? Habanero peppers of course A quarter goes a looooooooong way so be judicious in your use of this dynamite pepper Ingredients 2- 3 medium sized tomaotes 1 small onion 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro 1/2 habanero 1/2 bell pepper 2cloves of fresh garlic1- 2 tsp of lime/lemon juice salt Method Chop all ingredients finely if you do not have a mixer that can make the salsa for youOtherwise, chop roughly and put in your vitamix or magic bullet and let it go until it is blended but retains some textureRefrigerate immediately if you are not using right away NOTE: this tastes best fresh or made half an hour before use – keep refrigerated for best taste. Enjoy...
Sweet and Salty Tortilla Snack

Sweet and Salty Tortilla Snack

Some like it sweet & some like it savory so here’s something to please both palates. A perfect tea-time snack or a quick snack for a car journey or an unexpected guest – this recipe is a keeper not just for its ease, but for its melt in the mouth yumminess, not to mention its addictive qualities.  But this is pretty sinful since I take a 98% fat free tortilla and deep fry them to make these a deadly snack L sorry! Flouting blog ground rules once again, but you gotta have some sinful food in order to better appreciate the healthful ones, agreed? This is a wonderful snack idea, at least the savory ones, I got from my friend Rajindra in Ottawa, Canada. She did not jazz it up much, but left it nicely salted, so that her little ones could enjoy them as well.When my husband and I were first married, R and her hubby who was my hubby’s friend opened their hearts and homes to us almost every weekend and she would whip up these or some garlicky masala popcorn with a steaming cuppa! Miss you guys! Ingredients 1 pack of whole wheat tortillas Oil to fry For the Sweet Powdered confectioners Sugar For the Savory Anything you want pretty much (I’d bought some garden veggie spices at a local wine festival – the kind you can use with sour cream or mayonnaise to make a cool dip, I just used that with some powdered garlic flakes, some homemade dosai molaga podi and voila you have yourself a treat Preparation Cut into diamonds or squares and...
Pumpkin-Black Bean and Corn Curried Enchiladas

Pumpkin-Black Bean and Corn Curried Enchiladas

This is a very popular Mexican dish. it’s easy to make and can be made as healthy as you want it to be.. As you can see, I am trying to exhaust all my frozen pumpkin packs. This was our Super Bowl special and I must say it was an easy one and as always the intent was to make it as healthy as possible – truly that does not take much – you know … Go easy on the cheese and practically no oil needed…I also made a corn enchilada which I am giving the recipe for as well. Pumpkin & Black Bean Enchiladas in Green Sauce In Words Ingredients for Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas 2 cups of cubed pumpkins 2 cans of black beans washed and drained 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes 4-5 green chilies (not for the faint-hearted) 2 dried red cayenne peppers (optional 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro 1tsp of cumin 1 tsp of rasam powder (optional) 1 can of Enchilada –verde sauce (green) 1 tsp of olive oil Corn Curried Enchiladas in Red Sauce For Corn Curried Enchiladas 1 medium sized pack of frozen baby corn 1 mediun sized red onion 2-3 green chilies (adjust to taste) 1 tbsp medium hot salsa (I used President’s Choice) ½ cup of grated Mozzarella and Sharp cheddar grated I tsp olive oil 6 Tortillas – I bought multi grain ones  – Each about 130 calories And 1 cup of grated cheese to sprinkle on before baking Preparation of Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas Thaw the pumpkin – If you are using fresh ones, microwave-cook...