Rendering Leaf Lard

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Green Chile Chorizo

We used to eat store-bought standard Mexican chorizo until something in it stopped agreeing with us.  Well, I just stumbled on this recipe for Green Chorizo that looks fantastic! Green Chile Chorizo Please go to the above link for directions and video: 1 large fresh poblano chile 1 or 2 fresh serrano chiles, stemmed and…

Me And Diabetes

My friend’s mother was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  I wanted to bestow my wisdom (yeah, I know) on him so that perhaps it could help during this transition.  Then, I realized I had never really shared my experience with anyone (well, not too many).  So, here I am. I don’t actually remember when…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s that time of year: Spring and the run for trying to figure out different ways to serve/preserve vegetables!  I love this time of year, when I am no longer freezing but not frying out in the sun yet. This recipe can be adapted to just about any vegetable combination.  I’m going to make Cream…

Some Great Links

I have about 30 tabs open, trying to remember to post information (or save recipes) so here are some of the links: Great Low Carb recipes http://www.sugarfreesheila.com/RecipesPage.html Here are some Diet/Low Carb recipes http://whatscookingamerica.net/RecipeIndexDiet.htm This one especially spoke to me (*grin*): http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage/MochaShake.htm Check out these Southwestern Recipes: http://whatscookingamerica.net/RecipeIndex_Southwest.htm My Whole Foods Kitchen.com (I love this…

Low Carb Food Storage

Well, since my switch in eating, I’ve been thinking about all of my food storage.  Boy, I have some adjustments to make!  Flour, sugar, jams and jellies (sugar-made), beans, white rice, oats, etc.  So, I went searching for suggestions online.  I found some great links to check out: I don’t usually like “about.com” articles, this…

Roasted Peppers In Oil

Well, I have finally concluded that my peppers are not going to produce anything this year.  It is now September 11th and they STILL only have their second set of leaves.  So, I had to purchase some.  What I usually do is dice them, lay them on a cookie sheet, and freeze them.  Once frozen,…

Chile Rellenos

This is my mom’s recipe for chile rellenos.  She usually uses Ortega canned chiles but these are so good with freshly roasted and peeled peppers! Chile Rellenos (4 rellenos, serves two) 4 Anaheim chiles, roasted and peeled (canned Ortegas work OK) 3-4 oz. Monterrey jack cheese (or whatever kind of cheese you prefer) Red Chile…