Anasazi Beans in a Crockpot

Ingredients:

1 lb dried Anasazi beans
4 1/2 cups water
2 T olive oil
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
2 t New Mexican Chili Powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t Mexican oregano
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 pinch of either ground Guajillo or Cayenne pepper (optional)
Pinch sugar
12 oz smoked sausage, sliced
2 t chicken base
1 large jalapeno, cleaned, but left whole Read More


Spaghetti Squash Mastery

450px-Spaghetti_Squash_cooked_and_prepared_3 aWinter squash is a vegetable that some people avoid because they are not sure how to cook it. Others give it a pass because the squashes are so very hard and they are afraid that it would be too difficult to cut. Let’s gain a little cookery confidence by improving our squash skills using the family friendly and fun spaghetti squash.

After you practice cooking it, slice it in half, remove the pulp and seeds in the center, and then discover how easy it is to drag the tines of a fork lengthwise through the squash to remove those long lovely and nutritious strands. Look at that beautiful mountain of squash!

Since you cooked it, you may as well serve it. The easiest way is to drizzle a bit of garlic and olive oil on top – or add a ladle of spaghetti sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Below are eight different ways to prepare spaghetti squash. Which one will be right for you? Read More