Sweet Potato Cauliflower Chili

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Chili

Ingredients2 Onions (diced) 13 Jalapenos (diced, seeds removed) 3 Cloves Garlic Minced 1 Quart Veggie Stock2 Cups Water1 Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo20 Dried Arbol Chiles (seeds removed) 2 Sweet Potatoes large diced 1 Head Cauliflower rough chopped 1 Can Black beans1 Can Pinto Beans1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Teaspoon Coriander1 Pinch Cinnamon1/2 Cup CornmealMore water if…

Pork and Summer Veggie Chili

Pork and Summer Veggie Chili

September is the time when I crave chili the most. I love a veggie packed chili, but this time of the year it is a shame to cook your veggies too long because they are so fresh and tasty! I decided to try and make this chili sort of backwards by letting the meat and spices simmer away in the crock pot all day and then adding the veggies at the last minute. The resulting dish was super tasty with a nice juxtaposition of deep slow cooked flavors and fresh light crunchy veggies.

Mussel Tacos

Mussel Tacos

I guess it is a little bit gratuitous to remove mussels from their shells for a recipe. I mean, they taste amazing in the shell and it is sort of a fun game to eat them, and on top of that the broth with a nice crusty piece of bread can be nectar of the gods when done right. While it was fun to try this recipe, I probably won’t be taking mussels out of their shells for a recipe again. These tacos were really great, don’t get me wrong, but it is just a lot of pointless added effort when I would be happy to just crack a beer and go to town on a pile of mussels. If you made these on a smaller scale as mini taco apps I think it would be more worth the effort.

Fried Cauliflower in an Indian Sweet and Sour

Fried Cauliflower in an Indian Sweet and Sour

The last time I visited new york, I was lucky enough to literally stumble into a blogger event at an Indian restaurant near Madison Square Park called Junoon. Because I know the secret blogger handshake, I was able to sit at the bar tasting many of their creative cocktails and small bite appetizers. My favorite was a fried cauliflower that was tossed in a sweet and sour sauce. The owner described it to me as Indian-Chinese fusion. When I was attending a party last weekend and needed an alternative app that was also vegetarian, this was the first thing that came to mind.