Abura – Age (Deep Fried Tofu)

Ingredients: 1 (250 g) packages of regular firm tofu600 ml vegetable oil Directions: Remove the excess moisture from the block of tofu by wrapping it in a clean towel and placing it between 2 cutting boards, let stand for an hour or two.Now cut the tofu block into triangle shapes, about two inches long.Pour...

Mashed White Beans

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced2 (19 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped ( or 1 T dried)1/4 cup watercoarse salt and pepper Directions: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 1 minuteAdd beans, sage, and water....

Kielbasa and Kale Soup

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups chicken broth1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped kale or 1 (10 ounce) packages collard greens (I like to use spinach) or 1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach ( I like to use spinach)8 ounces kielbasa or 8 ounces other fully cooked smoked sausage1 (19 ounce) cans cannellini (white kidney...

Habichuelas Guisadas

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons achiote4 tablespoons sofrito sauce1 onions, diced1 red peppers, diced1/2 cup diced cooking ham1/2 cup water1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce2 (15 ounce) cans pink beans1 medium yucca root3 medium potatoes2 green plantains1 teaspoon sazon goya con culantro y achiote3/4 teaspoon adobo seasoning1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions: Wash, peel and cut all of...

Soda Baked Beans

Ingredients: 3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil2 medium onions, chopped2 -3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic ( or to taste)1 jalapeno peppers ( seeded and chopped, optional add in for more heat)2 teaspoons curry powder1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( or to taste)2 1/2 cups smoked dry sausage, chopped1 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained1 (15 ounce)...

Pan Seared Tofu With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients: 0.5 (14 ounce) packages firm tofuthai spicy peanut sauce ( from bottle or from other zarr recipes, I prefer Melissa’s organic “flavor your tofu” sauce availabl)fresh salad spinach1/2 cucumbers Directions: Chop tofu into small cubes and wrap into two paper towels and place something heavy on top (to get most of the water...

Pickled Green Beans (Dilly Beans)

Ingredients: 4 lbs green beans1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, per jar1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, per jar1/2 teaspoon dill seeds, per jar1 whole garlic cloves, per jar5 cups vinegar5 cups water1/2 cup salt Directions: Clean and Cut beans to fit in tall Mason Jars. (one pint).Place ingredients 2-5 into each jar.Add beans to jar(s)...

Semi-Homemade Borracho Beans

Ingredients: 2 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans ( undrained)1 (10 ounce) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes ( undrained)1 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies ( undrained)1/2 cup chopped frozen onions ( or saute 1/2 cup diced onion in a little oil until soft)1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic ( or use garlic powder to taste)1 (12 ounce)...

Bean Stew With Cornmeal-Cheddar Dumplings

Ingredients: 2 large onions, chopped2 -3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic3 -5 tablespoons oil1 -2 jalapeno peppers ( seeded and finely chopped or use 1 poblano chile pepper)1 large red bell peppers, seeded and chopped1 large yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped3 -4 tablespoons chili powder1 teaspoon cumin2 teaspoons oregano1 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes...