Throughout the month we'll be rounding up some of our favorite recipes and articles. Our hope is that it will remind you of the treasure trove of content that we've been building up on the site for almost a decade.
Today's roundup is breakfast recipes. Not everyone is a morning person, but when the food awaiting is this delectable, maybe you'll change your ways, at least one or twice.
I love chilies. Anyone who reads this blog understands that. The two plants I managed to maintain and get fruit from this year are my jalapeno and poblano chili plants. My pride and joy is the poblano chili plant. Poblanos are my absolute favorite chili. They usually carry a mild to moderate heat, but have a bit of sweet to them.
Sometimes I like to add a bit of heat to my dishes. If I'm making Sonoran Quinoa cakes, or Tofu Chili Tacos, I like to have this tomatillo sauce ready on the side. It's great with rice and beans, or mock chicken fajitas, and other delicious dishes you can think of.
The first cooking class Chef Johnna ever did was "Taming the Terrific Tofu." The idea was to counteract the idea in our society that tofu=terrible. Pretty much every vegan and vegetarian has had a least one bad tofu experience, whether eating or cooking it, and many omnivores have also tasted poorly prepared tofu. The key there is "poorly prepared" because, if you know what you're doing, tofu can be a tasty and versatile ingredient in some delicious dishes.
Fajitas are a seasoned Tex-Mex dish that has its origins in in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, in the heart of vaquero (cowboys) country. Fajitas were popularized by the early 1990's, due mostly to fast food companies catching on to the cost effectiveness of the dish.