BLACK BEAN CHILI

Here is another Costa Rican inspired dish that offers lots of flavour.. super easy to make… versatile… and healthy… Instead of the typical black beans and rice I subbed the rice for red quinoa for a little added protein.       BLACK BEAN CHILI a few swirls of cooking oil 1 small onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, minced 1 sweet red […]

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VEGGIE NACHOS

Captain Francois calls these… the best nachos EVER! VEGGIE NACHOS 8 oz mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped (or cut in half and remove seeds for less heat) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp smoke paprika a healthy grind of pepper and sea salt 1 bag nachos chops 4-6 oz aged cheddar, shredded (or your cheese of choice) tomatoes, chopped […]

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MINI SANTE FE FRITTATAS

This is another of my Omnia Oven creations: Little breakfast Frittatas or as the Captain calls them, crustless quiche.   A very easy, versatile recipe as long as you keep the milk/egg ratio intact, you can add or subtract almost anything: ham instead of sausage or leave out altogether for meatless version; add mushrooms (I love mushrooms) or other veggies; change up the type of […]

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SOUTHWESTERN QUINOA CASSEROLE

Southwestern Quinoa Casserole* 1 cup quinoa rinsed 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 cups chopped grilled chicken 1 packet taco seasoning **   1/2 of a medium onion diced   1 jalapeño seeds and ribs removed, diced 1 red pepper seeds and ribs removed diced 1 clove garlic minced 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 1 cup canned corn 1- 14 oz. can black beans drained […]

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TACO SEASONING MIX

MSG and I don’t get along very well, so whenever I can I avoid packaged things. Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 2 teaspoons Chili powder 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 teaspoon Sugar 3/4 teaspoon MSG free chicken bouillon powder 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Make 1 serving

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CHILI RELLENO RUSTICO w/ BREAD DIPPING SAUCE

Years ago before I retired, we had a ritual of Friday Happy Hour. After a long week, the last thing I wanted to do was cook another meal. Our dinner could take any form from phone-ordered pizza to something I may have stashed in the freezer as long as I didn’t have to cook that day.   Now that R.E.D. is tarped and prepared for […]

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