Family Recipe: Chicken Fajitas Soup!

This Recipe is easy and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 t. avocado oil
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced.
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces (leftover rotisserie chicken is great for this)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (about 14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (about 14.5 ounces)
  • 1 packet fajitas seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 c. uncooked rice

Toppings: Crispy Jalepenos, cheddar cheese, avocado

Directions:

  1. In a large stockpot, saute onions in oil until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, stirring often. Cook until fragrant (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add in peppers, celery, carrots, and can of tomatoes. Cook over medium until celery is tender (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low, stirring occasionally for 30-45 minutes, or until rice is cooked.

This recipes serves 8-10. It freezes well.

Substitutions/tips:

  • This can be made with beef instead using cooked chopped beef and beef stock in place of chicken.
  • Or make it vegetarian omitting meat and substituting veggie stock.
  • If you have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, substitute 5 tomatoes (peeled and chopped) in place of the can of tomatoes.

Easy Recipe: Homemade Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

Time to Salsa!!

With the massive amount of super tasty local veggies and fruit we’ve been getting, I decided to make Pico de Gallo (fresh salsa) since we had all the ingredients in this week’s box.

This recipe is super simple and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped and deseeded tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and white membrane removed, diced
  • 1/2 red/purple onion diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chiffonade (that means cut up into small ribbons)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss all ingredients until the lime juice coats all of the veggies.
  3. Transfer into a container with an airtight lid.
  4. Store in the fridge for at least 4 hours. This gives the flavors to meld, and the salsa to chill.
  5. This salsa stays good in the fridge for 4-6 days, but it won’t last that long.

I love this salsa with zucchini chips or tortilla chips. Or in an omlet.

 

 

Penzey’s: Great Spice Sale!

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I love Penzeys. They have an amazing selection of herbs and spices. And this weekend through March 8, 2020, you can score Joy of Cinnamon pack or the Salt & Pepper time packs for just $5 each, either online or in-store!

In addition to the Regularly $4.69 Arizona Dreaming for only $2 and $2.95 Cracked Rosemary for $1 each they are offering two gift boxes great for introducing new customers to Penzeys for just $5 each! Arizona Dreaming is great on meat, roasted veggies, or in chili.

The regularly $18.95 Joy of Cinnamon Gift Box is fun and is an awesome way to show the difference really good Cinnamons make to life. And the regularly $22.95 Salt & Pepper Time Gift Box  makes a great addition to any kitchen!

And because Penzeys is all about giving back, for every Jar of Penzeys Pepper they sell, even in a discounted offer like this one, another is given to those who feed those in need.

We have a pretty good selection of Penzeys herbs and spices in our cupboard, but I am always adding more when they have deals like these.

 

Talk Back: What are your go-to seasonings?