Main Dishes

Black Bean Cakes With Tomato Salsa

Makes 4 servings Plant-forward recipes aren’t always vegetarian, but they may use flavorful meats in a supporting role, just like the chorizo in these black bean cakes. For a full vegetarian version, leave out the chorizo and add 1/2 teaspoon (or more, to taste) of chile powder for a little […]

Main Dishes

Chayote and Pineapple Chimichangas

Makes 8 servings A chimichanga is essentially a fried burrito, so this recipe starts with a homemade tortilla dough. Don’t be intimidated (also don’t be afraid to substitute prepared burrito-sized tortillas)! The dough comes together easily for a tender, crisp exterior. The filling is made up of chayote, a tender […]

Free Recipes, Side Dishes

Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Green Chiles

Cornbread dressing (or stuffing, if that’s your style!) is a southern speciality that we love beside a tangy cranberry sauce and turkey, whether it’s roasted, fried, or grilled. We put poblanos and jalapeños in ours, but other green chiles, like serranos or hatch, will work great, too! Check out this […]

Side Dishes

Jalapeño Jack Polenta

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 cups water 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 pound pepper Jack cheese, grated Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper Directions Heat the water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Gradually pour the cornmeal into the […]

Pantry, Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Pickled Carrots

Makes about 3 cups This pickled carrot mix is shredded and prepared like a relish, for use on sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls, or as a filling for rice paper-wrapped summer rolls. Ingredients 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Spicy Watermelon Refresher

Makes about 8 servings The key to this perfect summer refresher is great watermelon, so if your melon is a dud, you may want to try something else. Of course, you can also make the same mixture with cantaloupe or pineapple (or basically any other fruit!), so pick what’s tastiest […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Vegetable Samosas

Makes 24 small samosas Filling Ingredients 2 lb Yukon gold potatoes 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, minced 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 jalapeño, minced 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup green peas 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro Kosher salt, as […]