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Andean Shepherd's Pie

By Salvador Mollys | March 11, 2017

Gluten-free, vegan, freezer/make-ahead friendly Two lbs. potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams 3-4lbs veggies (garlic, onion, carrot, winter squash, green beans, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper – feel free to mix it up!) Sea salt Optional: aji amarillo chile, lime This dish comes together in minutes, with a little forethought… When you already have something in the…

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Cara Cara, Habanero & Maple Glaze

By Salvador Mollys | February 17, 2017

4 Cara Cara oranges, preferably organic, washed and dried well (when you pick them up, they should feel heavy for their size -this indicates lots of juice) 2 fresh habaneros  1/2 cup pure maple syrup *Optional but recommended – a sprig or slice of something interesting…a slice of ginger, a sprig of fresh thyme or…

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Habanero, Orange and Radish salad

By Salvador Mollys | February 3, 2017

We call this a salad, but it’s multi-purpose. Terrific on a plain grilled chicken breast, really great mixed with tuna or salmon for a Yucatecan salade Nicoise, or a terrific addition to your salsa bar on game day! 2-4 fresh habanero chiles 1/2 small red onion, peeled, sliced as thin as possible 1 bunch radishes,…

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Mango at Home

By Salvador Mollys | January 4, 2017

Three New Ways to Use Mango at Home Peel & slice unripe mango and add it to your lunchbox (or get conversation started by adding it to your next veggie tray!). Try dipping it – chili powder, lime juice & salt; honey, hot sauce & toasted hemp seeds; soy sauce, lime juice & toasted sesame…

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Achiote-Glazed Onions

By Salvador Mollys | December 17, 2016

4 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced thin 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (you may use EVOO or butter, but it will solidify when cold) 1/3 block of achiote paste 1/3 cup apple cider. warmed   In a large, heavy-bottomed saute pan, wilt the onions over medium heat, covered, for 5-8 minutes. Mix achiote paste into…

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Pineapple Pibil Pork Sliders

By Salvador Mollys | December 1, 2016

1lb cooked shredded BBQ pork 1/2 package achiote seasoning (available @ Winco and any Latin grocery) 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 12 slider rolls, warm Thinly sliced white onion (milder than yellow, optional) Cilantro springs (optional) Place pineapple juice in small saucepan with achiote. Cook, stirring to break up and dissolve spices.…

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Sweet Onion and Delicata Squash Pakora

By Salvador Mollys | November 3, 2016

2 cups chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour – available in any ethnic foods store, heath foods store, and even the bulk health foods aisle of the local Freddie’s) 3/4 cup rice flour (or cornstarch) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp – 2 Tbsp minced fresh chile pepper (go…

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

By Salvador Mollys | October 7, 2016

Select your favorite sweet potato. Purple Imo, orange Beauregarde, fluffy Boniato…experiment! The most common and least expensive will be the orange-fleshed Beauregarde. Scrub the skin well and pat dry. Skewer a few holes in each sweet potato about 1/2″ deep. One at a time, microwave each tuber on high until you can pierce it through…

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