1 red onion chopped
1 bulb / 6 cloves Garlic chopped
1T Chile Powder
Chesapeake Todd's Dirt (from Amazon)
2 cans Clams strained
1 jar Mushroom Pasta Sauce
Saute chopped onions and chopped garlic in Instant Pot.
Add the rest of the herbs and spices and mix well in the pot.
Mix in clams stirring well.
Mix in Pasta sauce.
Warm for 3 minutes on manual.
Enjoy with spaghetti or pasta of your choice or Zucchini Noodles, topped with non-dairy Parmesan cheese.
New Mexico is the chile capital of the U.S. Pearl Pacheco is a born and raised true blue New Mexican. Recently, I have had the pleasure of being treated to the most amazing home-cooked New Mexican food. Enchiladas are my favorite. Pearl agreed to share her recipes on my recipe blog. This is not restaurant food. Dairy free, gluten free enchiladas cannot be found in restaurants. Traditionally enchiladas have oodles of cheese, and are usually made with corn or flour tortillas. I have not eaten enchiladas in years.
Well, Pearl made these amazing dairy free, gluten free, corn free, enchilada dish that I dove into with relish. Her enchiladas are the real thing sans gluten, corn and dairy. These recipes have chicken, red chile, and/or green chile, and tortillas made from vegetables. There's even a recipe for a special vegan version. Thanks for sharing, Pearl!
INGREDIENTS & DIRECTIONS
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces.
Cook in Instant Pot for 7 minutes
1 whole boned and skinned rotisserie chicken cut into small pieces
For Red Chile Enchiladas: Boil a handful Red Chile Pods until soft.
For Green Chile Enchiladas: Use about 1 cup Roasted Hatch Green Chiles,
Place in blender with
1 T Cumin powder
4 - 6 cloves Garlic
1 red onion
3T Hot Chile Powder (Omit for Green Chile Enchiladas)
Strain in colander.
Thicken sauce with 2T Arrowroot powder
Add chicken to sauce and set aside.
Warm gluten free or corn or wheat tortillas (I use Mikeys gluten free greeen, yellow or purple tortillas) with a little coconut oil to soften.
Layer in a 9 x 9 square or 9X 13 oblong pan with tortillas, sauce and ending with cheese. (I use dairy free cheddar or Mexican 3-cheese from Daiya or Follow Your Heart) .
Bake at 350F for 15 - 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
This simple recipe is from Sabrina Ann Zielinski.
· 16 oz glass spray bottle
· 14 oz distilled white vinegar
· 1⅓ oz liquid Castile soap
· 3 drops wintergreen essential oil (EO)
· 3 drops clove essential oil
· 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
· 3 drops orange essential oil
1. First put EOs and soap in bottle and mix
2. Next, pour in vinegar.
3. Tighten lid and shake vigorously.
4. Spray on weeds as needed.
Be careful because this will kill neighboring plants so try not to spray on anything you want to live.
Link: Homemade Ant & Wasp Killer
I make this dish is stages, to make it hassle free. The prep takes place over several days in short spurts. On the last day I put it all together. I don't wish to spend all day in the kitchen, so breaking up the prep stage makes it easier. The list of ingredients is l-o-n-g. And the process seems to be complicated. Breaking the process into steps, it truly is not. So here goes. At the beginning of the process, collect all your ingredients.
1.5 c Samba (preferred) or brown Basmati Rice
2c Chicken bone broth or Vegetable broth
1 roast or rotisserie chicken deboned and cut into 1/2" to 3/4" cubes
2 T Chicken Curry Paste
1 large or 2 Asian Eggplants cubed
2 Red onions chopped (by hand or in food processor)
10 Curry Leaves
1T Cardamon Powder
1T Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
1/2 t Ground Cloves
1T Garlic powder
1T Onion powder
1T Turmeric Powder
1/2 cup regular coconut milk
2T Stoneground mustard
1T Dried Shrimp Powder
1T Shredded Dried or fresh Coconut
1T Lime juice
1T tamarind paste
1/2 c Coconut Milk
Salt to taste.
Step 1: Rice
Cook rice with the broth, salt and spices in the Instant Pot on the RICE setting. Set aside until assembly.
Step 2: Eggplant
2 large eggplants
Step3: Shrimp Blachang
Dry roast the coconut until golden
Dry roast dried Shrimp powder until golden
Mix in bottle, and save until assembly.
Step 4: Onion and Tomato Sambal
Blend 1 or 2 large tomatoes in a blender or food processor and set aside.
Saute 10 curry leaves and 1 chopped onion until onion is golden or lightly caramelized.
Add salt to taste and 1T tamarind paste
Step 5: Assembly
Marinate the cubed chicken (cooked or raw) in the curry paste, cardamon, cinnamon, garlic powder and ginger powder and onion powder for at least 30 minutes or overnight in fridge. Place 6-10 curry leaves and 1 cup chopped onions in Instant Pot on Saute mode, stirring to prevent sticking to bottom. Saute until onions are soft but not caramelized. Add cubed chicken stirring to blend and prevent sticking.
Add prepared Eggplant, Shrimp Blachang, Onion and Tomato Sambal and coconut milk and stir to blend well. Set Instant Pot to manual, and cook for about 7 minutes. Allow the juices to be thickened, not too runny.
Add rice and mix well. Check for salt to taste.
Note: If using raw chicken, make the curry ahead according to package instructions and use in this recipe at the assembly stage..
Quick, easy and delicious, and seriously nutritious. I made this using the food processor - except for cooking the chickpeas in the instant pot. Ate it in a grain free wrap.
I believe that the difference between Sri Lankan and Indian Curry powders is that the Sri Lankan Curry powder is roasted. Traditionally, each family uses their own combination of spices, creating their own special curry flavor. Now, we buy our curry powders from a company with its own flavor. For years I got my curry powders from my nephew Mario De Alwis, founder and CEO of MA's Spices whenever I visited Sri Lanka. I would stock up on my spices until the next time I visited. Well, it's been a while since I was there, and my stash has run out. So these days, I make my own from this recipe in The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon. (This is my go-to for Sri Lankan recipes.)
Some families use the raw (unroasted) curry powder for vegie dishes.
1 c coriander seeds
1/2 c cumin seeds
1 T fennel seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1t whole cloves
1t cardamom seeds
2T dried curry leaves
2t cayenne powder (optional or to taste)
In a dry pan, individually roast the coriander, cumin, fennel and fenugreek until dark brown but not burned. Place roasted spices in blender and process with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and curry leaves until powdered. Store the curry powder in an airtight jar, and use for any curry you wish to make with meats, poultry, fish or vegies.
Serves 4 - 6 served with Brown Rice, Dal, Coconut Sambal or Lime Pickle.
1.5 lbs fish steaks cut into 2" chunks
2 medium onions
4 garlic cloves finely chopped
2T grated ginger root
6 curry leaves
3T Sri Lankan Curry Powder
1.5 - 2 c Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
2t salt or to taste
Lime Juice to taste
Divide curry powder in half. Rub fish with salt and half of the curry powder. Let marinate for about 30 minutes.
Saute onions, chopped garlic cloves, ginger, curry leaves, curry powder,
Deglaze pot with coconut milk.
Switch to Manual (Pressure cook) setting for 3 minutes.
Release pressure (Instant release).
Add lime juice.
Stir gently to incorporate spices and gravy.
1T Crushed Red Pepper flakes
1T Maldive Fish
Water to cover & let sit for at least 60 minutes .
1 large or 2 small Shallots
1c unsweetened dried Coconut flakes
1 Jalapeno with seeds (remove seeds for milder sambol)
2T Lime juice (or to taste)
Salt to taste
Place all ingredients in blender, and pulse a few times to incorporate. If needed, add a little water to blend.
Thanks to Manali Singh's blog - Cook With Manali - I am inspired to cook wonderful Indian food. Her recipes are quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. Because of her Instant Pot recipes, I now use my Instant Pot almost daily to make many amazing vegan meals. Only one pot to clean.
HAD to share.
Left: Frozen Basil Cubes Right: Kale and Basil Pesto
1/4 c Basil leaves or 1 frozen basil cube (see recipe below)
2c Kale, Arugala or Spinach
2 cloves garlic
2T lemon juice
1T Olive oil
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth. That's it. It's that easy.
FROZEN BASIL CUBES
Several sprigs basil (I use Trader Joe's boxed organic basil)
Wash well and separate leaves from stem. Place leaves in a blender (I use the Blendtec Twister Jar) and pulse until smooth. Put teaspoons of blended basil in an ice cube tray and freeze. Pop out and use in sauces, soups or any recipes calling for basil.
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