Sunday, October 17, 2010

Granny Smith Surprises

8 Granny Smith Apples
1 stick butter
1 Cup brown sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1/4 Cup fresh grated ginger
4 oz. FRESH mozzarella cheese
1/2 Cup cinnamon

Core eight Granny Smith Apples. Fill each apple with 1 TBS butter, 1 TBS brown sugar, 1 cinnamon stick (upright), a dash of grated ginger, top with fresh mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375 for 30 - 45 minutes or until desired consistency.

Insane Black Bean Soup

(Overnight Method)

1 bag black beans
2 tbs cumin
4 large cloves garlic
2 stalks of fresh celery finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbs ground oregano
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 ham shank

Cover with water and cook on low in crock pot overnight

Next day:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 large yellow onion finely diced
2 carrots finely diced
4 bay leaves
1 lb. diced turkey sausage
1 cup chicken broth

Sautee vegetables and ham shank in saucepan until wilted and carmelization causes them to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add chicken broth. Cook another 10 minutes. Transfer to large soup pot, pouring beans from crock in as well. Simmer on medium-low heat until desired texture - 1 hour should be fine.

Serve over rice with garnish:

Fresh mozarella cheese
finely chopped red onion
finely chopped radish
lime juice
toasted pumpkin seeds
habanero salsa


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Got Fall?

Fall Flowers are a must. Texas in October is grand.