Monday, February 15, 2010

Recipes for February 8

Pumpkin Black Bean Stew
Soak beans overnight in plenty of water
Toss a pumpkin in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes or until soft-ish
Drain and rinse beans, and put in a large pot with just enough fresh water to cover, with a couple of bay leaves
Bring to a boil and simmer, adding water if necessary
Soak a variety of chilis in boiling water, covered, for 10 minutes
Puree softened chilis, stems removed, with garlic, cumin, oregano, smoked spanish paprika, S & P and a little soaking liquid- voila- chili paste!
Pull the pumpkin out of the oven and peel and seed when cool enough to touch
Chop into cubes, an add to beans, with a large can of tomatoes (or fresh in summer)
Add cumin, oregano, chili paste, S & P, and simmer til flavors are united
Serve with a dollop of cilantro cream

Cilantro cream
Whip a cup of heavy cream until stiff
Add cilantro pesto & fold gently into cream

Cilantro pesto
Puree a bunch of cilantro leaves (washed and patted dry), ginger, thai chili paste, garlic, S & P, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth-ish

Sauteed Kale
oh you know the ropes- carmelized onions, garlic, S & P, molassas & wine

Wealth Underground Farms donated the pumpkins and kale
Thank you!

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