Friday, September 27, 2013

Recipe: Mucho Bueno Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Recipe: Mucho Bueno Black Bean Avocado Salsa

  • Black beans low sodium (choose either 15 oz can; drained and rinsed or home-cooked beans)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 limes, squeezed juice
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in halves (amount you desire)
  • Cilantro or parsley (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Serve cold as an appetizer with tortilla scoops or in a tortilla wrap with lettuce and cheese.

Health benefits: Black beans have a high quantity of both protein and fiber that help to move food through the stomach to the large intestine at a healthier pace. Peppers and limes have vitamin C, which help with the immune system. Avocado and extra virgin olive oil is great for the skin.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Save Money! Buy Produce in Season

Autumn is here! The leaves start falling, the breeze is cooler, and the afternoon weather is comforting.  What really makes autumn amazing is the food.  Do you know what type of fruits and vegetables are in the autumn season?  NO! Don't worry, this produce list will help you out. Remember buying in season always saves you money.

Autumn Fruit
  • Apples 
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Rasperries
  • Watermelon
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
Autumn Vegetables
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Chard
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
Talk with your local farmer or produce manager to help you select the ready to eat produce.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cooking with Coqui the Chef Show

Watch Coqui the Chef make sofrito with Chef Chris Ackerman.

Get the recipe here

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"Without the help of Freshmade NYC, Associated Supermarket at 1136 Ogden Ave in the Bronx, Rothwyn Media, Jason Torres, Chef Chris Ackerman, Rs Luciano, my kids and friends the cooking show would of never been possible. Thank you for your support and believing in Coqui the Chef and me."
~Tania Lopez (creator of Coqui the Chef)