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Summer Jicama treat

Summer. Yummy fruits, vegetables fresh from the garden, a tall glass of iced tea and life couldn’t get better. It’s the simple pleasures.So I’d like to share with you a few of my simple summertime menu ideas! First let’s consider this amazing and often forgotten vegetable that you can find in almost any Latino Grocery. Light and sweet tasting, it’s sure to be a sensation at your next summer party. Jicama also has a long list of health benefits: Low on the glycemic index — contains oligofructose insulin; great for keeping blood sugars stable. High in soluble dietary fiber —.helps lower chances of colon cancer. High in Vitamin C — one serving has 44% of the recommended daily dose. High in minerals — copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron. Low calorie and filling! You can cook with it or eat it raw. My family normally eats it raw. Here’s one of our favorite ways to prepare it: Sources: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/jicama.html http://foodfacts.mercola.com/jicama.html You can cook with this legume, or eat it raw. We normally eat it raw in the way listed below: Voila! The the finished product. Now let’s get started! You’ll need the following ingredients: Jicama Salt Cayenne Lime   Jicama…
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Ham Tostadas cooked in Lime Juice

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Simple, light, summery. Main ingredients make me think summer, but I like this anytime of the year. You can use tostadas or tortilla chips. I make this in one batch and it usually goes so fast there is no leftovers. I like leftovers because the flavors brew together. We really like taking thin slices of avocado and laying them across the top of this treat, as well. Ingredients: Ham (I buy deli version and chop it finely) Cucumber (I found the hot house variety to be my favorite!) Tomatoes Onion Cilantro Salt to taste Lemon Jalepeño peppers (omit or add to your picante preference) Avocados (optional, and not in this one, likely because I didn’t have any laying around.) I take a package of ham and slice it long ways, then chop them into tiny pieces. Cilantro is washed and any bad pieces taken out. This is finely chopped. Our tomato is sliced one way, then the other, then one more time to be diced. Like this! Same with the onion. Fine. (Hey, whoever chopped this, come back here and run that knife through one more time.) Where are the cukes? Egads. They went on hiatus and made it back…
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Tinga from Guanajuato Chicken with Chipotle and Bay Leaf

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There are certain flavors in this recipe if you forget them, you miss them: bay leaves and chipotle.  This recipe freezes well. If you have any left, that is. This came to my house via my sister-in-law from the region of Guanajuato. She gave me the recipe years ago and since then it has become a household favorite. This is probably my favorite recipe of all the ones I have learned over the years. By the way, this recipe can easily be converted into a vegan/vegetarian meal. Just don’t add the chicken and use a faux chicken broth. I break my ingredients down into three compartments because I do this from memory at this point and it helps when I’m shopping for the ingredients. Yes, I have forgotten ingredients. Bugger to have to go back out for something, isn’t it? Ingredients: 1. The white mix: Chicken  Salt to taste  Onion, quartered Garlic smashed  Water to boil chicken Bay leaves Onion Olive oil Cabbage 2. The Red mix: Tomato Chipotle chiles -San Marcos has our preferred flavor.  Chicken broth (from cooking your chicken) 3. The finale: Tostadas  Sour Cream Salt to taste Salsa Chipotle Chile I had frozen from a previous…
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