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Hot and Sweet Mango Salsa with chips

Hot and Sweet Mango Salsa

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With Mangoes in season, fresh mango salsa has become a ‘hot’ condiment. Mexican restaurants, fast food places, grocery stores, recipes in magazines – everywhere you would see one variation or the other. This is my first attempt to make this hot and sweet salsa and I think I will try few more [...]
Chipotle Chicken Kababs

Chipotle Chicken Kebabs

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Here is one flaming hot recipe. I have been trying to imitate Chipotle Mexican Grill’s chicken for quite some time. Although this may not be the exact same thing, but it comes quite close – only slightly hotter. Since I like hot food and usually am never too embarrassed of putting Tobasco/Tapatío [...]
Mexican style Vegetable soup with black beans and rice

Mexican style vegetable soup with black beans and rice

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Baked Beans Chilli

Baked Beans Chilli with Beef

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel For a little taste of Mexico, I always make this dish for our family. I enjoy using sweet chilli sauce in many dishes, because it adds bite, with a sweet tang, to many dishes. I do not need to slave over finding the right flavors, in the right combinations – I just add a [...]
Mediterranean Style Bean Wrap

Mediterranean Style Bean Wrap

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I am a big fan of Fitness magazine’s 400 calorie lunches. Basically their mantra is 300 calories breakfast,400 calories lunch, 500 calories dinner and 2 snacks 150 calorie each. A sensible diet on this calorie plan and moderate work out and you will lose pounds without losing on taste! Here is my [...]
Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Dip

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Who does not like chips ‘n’ dip? I love making this Mexican dip for get-togethers. Very easy to put together and you don’t have to worry about leftovers because there won’t be any. Instead of making it the traditional way with vertical layers, I like to arrange my layers horizontally. This way the [...]

Spanish Rice

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Spanish Rice This is something I cook almost every week. We love Mexican food and Spanish Rice is great in salad bowls, burritos, quesadillas, or as a side with beans, meats and soups. If nothing else, my son likes them with yogurt as well. 1.5 cups rice3 cups chicken broth/water2-3 cloves garlic, [...]

Black Bean Soup

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Black bean soup 1 cup canned black beans with liquid (or boiled black beans)1 cup chicken broth/water (or more according to desired consistency)1 tbsp butter1 tsp taco seasoning2 cloves crushed garlic/ 2 tsp garlic powder1/4 cup tomato sauce/crushed tomatoes Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add crushed [...]
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