This deceptively healthy and flavourful chili is our favourite go-to for cool autumn evenings. Ground turkey lightens this dish and prevents it from being overly greasy (as chili can often be). The pumpkin adds a rich, satisfying element. Onions, peppers, adobo chilis, black beans, and warm spices round out this recipe to create a one pot meal that is sure to please even the pickiest palates.
Having just returned from Mexico, I have become obsessed with the all the fresh food I ate there. It was my first trip in many, many years (I don't count my 1980's trip to Acapulco as a cultural experience), and I was overwhelmed with how many amazing dishes I ate. One of my favourite lunches was in San Miguel de Allende at a restaurant called Jacques where I ate the Oaxaca Bowl (pronounced Wa-Ha-Ca). It's a healthy, flavourful Mexican bowl meal filled with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and peppers, over a bed of warm, seasoned black beans. It's topped with...
Sometimes called a "Hippie" or "Glory" bowl, a Buddah bowl is basically just a giant bowl filled with a mixture of veggies, grains, greens, nuts/seeds and and topped with a delicious dressing. As part of my January fridge clean out, I work on my cupboards too, by cooking up bit packages of grains, toasting opened packages of nuts and seeds and keeping them in the fridge or jars (in the case of nuts/seeds) for easy assembly of a simple but tasty bowl meal. Since I seem to have an abundance of sweet potatoes in my cold cellar, here is my version of the healthy, hearty Buddah bowl.
Mexico loves to celebrate Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead - a multi day holiday gathering that begins on November 1. We thought this was a perfect time to share this Mexican-inspired lasagna made with simple easy ingredients that are just layered together. We used a store-bought rotisserie chicken (or see our vegetarian version suggestion) for a dish that came together in about 10 minutes. The entire family will enjoy it whether you are celebrating Mexican-style or Canadian-style Halloween.
This Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Pepitas is the perfect hearty salad to accompany any grilled meat for fish, or serve as a meal on it's own. So delicious and satisifying you will want to dig into it immediately!