TWA Canyon Hike

Sandia Mountain TWA

Today we are going to the TWA crash site in the Sandia Mountains. Back in 1955, a TWA flight headed for Santa Fe left Albuquerque in a snow storm. Sadly, the flight lasted only a few minutes when it veered off course and crashed into the mountain. There were investigations…

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Cervantes-Healthy Food and fun for Halloween!

cervantes restaurant halloween decorations

I’m so excited to head to my favorite New Mexican restaurant today: Cervantes Cervantes was established in 1976, is locally owned (see their story here: ( and has the most amazing food. A lot of New Mexican food is already healthy, such as high fiber beans and chile as a…

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Vegetarian Taco Night for a Crowd

I originally planned this blog to be about how we use the bulk staples I make and freeze (beans and chile) with a variety of shells (taco, tortilla, tostada, salad, or fritos) to make quick dinners on busy nights. However, this week the Packer game fell on a Thursday and…

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Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers make a fabulous garnish for taco night, but they do require a bit of preparation.  I love these because they add a sweet complement to anything spicy. I started out with a couple peppers of every color. I broiled them until they became charred black. This is…

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freshly prepared guacamole

I am a strong believer that guacamole should not be diluted with sour cream, cream cheese or any other such nonsense. All it needs is avocado, salt, pepper, garlic, pepper and a little chile which can be dried red chile powder, a little salsa, or pure green chile. I like…

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Anniversary Adventure #2: The Balloon Fiesta by Bike

There really isn’t too much that is healthy at the Balloon Fiesta. It has long been a pet peeve of mine because first, you have to get up at 4 am to get there. It is an international event, so people from all over the world come and there are…

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Anniversary Adventure #1: Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course

Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course

This weekend is our 21st wedding anniversary and we have several adventures planned. The day started out nicely with me waking up to roses. My  husband and kiddos are on fall break so I decided to take the day off and we played 9 holes at Arroyo Del Oso Golf…

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Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

enchilada casserole

The green chile chicken stew I made is the perfect base for enchiladas. Ingredients: Green chile chicken stew base Corn tortillas Shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Take a pan and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Put a couple ladles worth of stew in the bottom of the pan.   Place corn…

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Green Chile Salsa with Cilantro and Tomatillos

Green Chile Salsa Ingredients

Green chile season makes me a little crazy. I want to add green chile to everything! Thus I must make a batch of green chile salsa. I want to use tomatillos, which are very interesting fruits that resemble a green tomato. They are pretty tart so I have decided to…

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New Mexican Shephard’s Pie

new mexican shephards pie

Shephard’s pie is a very versatile dish that can be tailored to many different specialty diets. This recipe includes red chile for a New Mexican twist. Variations include vegetarian ‘beef’ crumbles or beans, a variety of vegetables and milk substitutes.

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