Red Chile

red chile new mexico

Back to school cooking: Today I’m going to make a batch of red chile an and I’m going to freeze it. I’m also going to make a pot of beans. These two staples are the basis of half a dozen quickie meals. I can whip up bean burritos, nachos, quesadillas or frito pie in about 5 minutes if I have red chile and beans. All of these meals are vegetarian, high fiber and taste amazing because of the chile.

Sandia Foothills

New Mexico Sunset from Sandia Foothills

The Sandia foothills are a wonderful free resources for walking, biking, hiking, running and photography. Most access points from town are free. When frequented in the early morning and evening hours, wildlife abounds! Here is a link to a map of the Sandia Foothill trail system maintained by the City of Albuquerque.

Salsa

salsa

Salsa can be extremely expensive – $3-5 for a small jar- and the ingredients are fairly simple: tomatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper and some kind of chile/jalapeño. So, why so expensive?. Convenience I suppose? While we tend to buy salsa during our busiest times, everyone in my household prefers homemade. …

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