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2/16/14

Beer + Black Bean Chili

black bean and beer chili

We’ve been on a crazy adventure these past few years to figure out Sam’s food allergies. We haven’t nailed it down completely, but we’ve gotten closer. For starters, he’s not gluten-intolerant after all. But it turns out he’s got some other, super random allergies. The two toughest ones to deal with have been almonds and kidney beans, both of which were pantry staples in our household.

black bean and beer chili

I’ve really been feeling the loss of kidney beans this winter, because I love hearty chili on a cold day. So I decided I was going to have to come up with a new recipe. When life gives you lemons, right? Anyway, I swapped in some black beans instead of the traditional kidney beans. Added some beer (because what’s a good Portland dish without a little microbrew?). And threw in lots of spice. And the outcome?  Continue reading

12/28/13

Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole

Pozole (or posole – same diff.) is the epitome of comfort food. I’ve written about my Mexican food ignorance, but pozole is another dish that was completely foreign to me until I met Sam. It’s his version of chicken noodle soup, except loaded with hominy (maize corn kernels) instead of noodles. In addition to being totally delicious and hearty when you’re sick, it’s a dish that my mother-in-law always makes during the holidays. And after five years together, I finally got the recipe. Merry Christmas to me! I’m officially a Guerrero. Even if I still struggle rolling my rrrr’s.

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