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November 06, 2011

Huevos Health-cheros with Home Fries and Fire Roasted Salsa

Huevos

Huevos Rancheros is classic Mexican breakfast fare consisting of a fried egg on top of a corn tortilla, covered with salsa.  My parents occasionally ordered this delicious dish when we lived in New Mexico, despite the grease factor.  Traditional Mexican fare has never been known for being healthy.  My mom always looked for ways to lighten up dishes without sacrificing flavor.  This recipe is a tribute to the original, using many of my mom's tricks.

First, instead of fried eggs, use either 2:1 or 3:1 mixture of egg whites to yolks for an omelet.  Whisk the eggs to add air, creating a light and fluffy omelet.  The omelet is also stuffed with sauteed veggies for added taste and texture, and placed on top of a flour tortilla.  Also, good salsa is a must.  I decided to make fresh Fire Roasted Salsa, and was not disappointed.  A lightly sauteed mix of home fries, onions and red peppers provides the perfect accompaniment, and brings the meal together.  This new take on a classic dish will satisfy the taste buds without packing on the pounds.

 

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Fire Roasted Salsa

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This recipe is always a winner, who doesn't love fresh salsa?

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November 05, 2011

Scary Blackberry Blossom Cupcakes

Blackberry

Blackberries are the center piece of this sinister halloween themed treat.  The cupcake is made with a spooky blackberry puree, filled with a hair-raising blackberry lime curd, and topped with a frightful lime frosting, along with eerie blackberry puree and creepy goji berries.  These cupcakes are almost too scary to eat.  Be warned!!

The inspiration behind this dessert is a bluegrass traditional, Blackberry Blossom.  My introduction to this legendary tune is none other than the String Cheese Incident.  Here is a particularly juicy version that pairs well with this terrifying treat.

 

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