Todd’s cranberry ginger relish recipe

Todd’s Cranberry Ginger Relish Recipe This started as a recipe I found online and made for Thanksgiving sometime around 2000, and I’ve made it several times since then, slightly simplifying and improving it along the way. It’s fresh, vegan, gluten-free, and tasty. It requires no cooking, unlike Martha Stewart’s similar recipe. Ingredients Cranberries Buy one 12-ounce… Continue reading Todd’s cranberry ginger relish recipe

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Todd’s makeshift mocha latte recipe

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Well, actually, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. But it’s time for a recipe. I like coffee. And I occasionally like chocolate. But I prefer good coffee and dark chocolate. Also, I don’t have an espresso machine at home, so I can’t make… Continue reading Todd’s makeshift mocha latte recipe

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adobo chicken, borracho beans, and cilantro rice

I had some problems with our pressure cooker last night.  But once I got it working right, what emerged was pretty awesome.  I had it for lunch today and thought I should write down the recipe.  So here goes. The dish is made out of three main parts, and I’ll address each of those separately… Continue reading adobo chicken, borracho beans, and cilantro rice

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Todd’s brown rice pilaf

Here’s a recipe I just made up this evening and it was very tasty. I served it with Orange Hazelnut Asparagus and some fresh grilled tuna. Rice Pilaf Ingredients 2 cups brown rice 3 green onions 1/2 red bell pepper 1 medium carrot 1/2 cup fresh pineapple 3 fresh mushrooms 10 macadamia nuts 1 Tbsp… Continue reading Todd’s brown rice pilaf

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Borracho Beans

It wasn’t until I took a Spanish class that I learned that borracho means “drunk”. I’d had borracho beans at restaurants before but didn’t realize the source of the name. They’re called borracho because the beans are cooked in beer. Here’s my recipe. 4 cups cooked pinto beans 1/2 pound bacon 1/2 onion 1 clove… Continue reading Borracho Beans

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Pico de Gallo

Todd’s Fresh Salsa (called “pico de gallo” by those in the know) 8 Roma tomatoes 4 tomatillos 1/2 jalapeno 1/2 yellow onion 1 cup cilantro 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground pepper juice of 1/2 lime Roma tomatoes are much better for salsa than the big round tomatoes are. Roma tomatoes have more “meat” to… Continue reading Pico de Gallo

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Creamy Guacamole

Here’s how to make Beth’s favorite guacamole. 1 avocado 2 Tbsp salsa dash of salt dash of ground pepper dash of cayenne pepper dash of onion powder dash of garlic powder 2 Tbsp sour cream This recipe has evolved over time. Beth likes guacamole to be creamier than I used to make it, so I… Continue reading Creamy Guacamole

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Seven Layer Dip

This one’s pretty simple, but people love it. Everyone has a slightly different approach to 7 layer dip, but this is the recipe I learned from my mother in high school, and I’ve stuck with it to this day. Take this to any party, and I guarantee you will have no leftovers. To me, 7… Continue reading Seven Layer Dip

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