This recipe is from our Food Services Director Karen Price-Coberly’s grandmother, who traveled thirty miles each way to cook for and watch over her grandchildren every day. Is it any wonder that Karen grew up to become a chef!
5 – 6 pounds pork, ground beef, or chicken (cut in large chunks)
1 Tbs garlic (chopped)
1 cup onion (chopped)
1 tsp salt
1 16 oz bag of crushed red chile pods
1 Gallon broth or water
5 Tbs New Mexico red chile powder
1 Tbs garlic powder
1½ cups broth or water
Two 24 oz cans of drained hominy
Sauté garlic and onion with salt; add meat until browned.
Boil crushed red chile in one gallon of water or broth. When done, use blender to form a sauce.
In a bowl, mix red chile powder, garlic powder and 1½ cups broth or water to form a roux.
Mix meat mixture, hominy, and boiled chile pods in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Add water or broth as needed.
Turn heat down, mix in the red chile roux to thicken, and allow to cook on low heat until meat is tender.
1 bunch thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 small bunch kale (preferably Tuscan kale), stems removed and leaves roughly chopped
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 large bunch fresh chives, chopped
Grated zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 cup coarsely grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Add the peas, asparagus and kale to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking and stir occasionally. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain pasta and vegetables.
Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, all but 2 tablespoons, chives, lemon zest and juice, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a blender. Add 3 tablespoons cold water and puree until smooth, scraping down the inside of the blender. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the tarragon and drizzle with olive oil.
Add the pasta and vegetables to the chive puree along with 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water and half of the cheese; season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat, adding more cooking water to loosen if necessary. Serve topped with remaining cheese and chives.
This recipe is sized for a standard ½ sheet pan. Prepare ingredients as follows.
Place butter and sugar in the mixer and cream together.
¾ cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
Add to creamed sugar
3 slightly beaten eggs
3 cups apple sauce
Combine dry ingredients & whisk together.
3 cups All Purpose Flour
¼ cup Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
¾ tsp salt
1 tbs Vanilla extract
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together.
9 oz. Chocolate chips
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts
1 ½ tbs granulated sugar
Place batter into prepared sheet pan and spread out evenly using a spatula. Cover with topping and bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick into center and comes out clean. Rotate halfway through baking if necessary. Cool on rack. Enjoy!
Encore Bites was created at the request of our clients. Launched in April, 2022 the program provides a month’s worth of healthy snack foods to supplement our regular meal deliveries. The food is shelf stable, but we also plan to provide fresh items such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Kitchen Angels volunteers will deliver a snack bag once a month.
On average we are sending 175 Encore Bites bags per month. The snacks will vary month to month depending on food availability, but in general the bag may include crackers, fruit pack, apple sauce, hummus, canned chicken or tuna, nuts, trail mix, sunflower seeds, dry milk, peanut butter and fresh fruits & vegetables. We thank Los Alamos National Labs for sponsoring Encore Bites.
Courtesy of Kitchen Angels ‘Seasons of Santa Fe’ Cookbook. Sold in Kitchenality.
6 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries
1 lemon – grated zest only
6 tbsp sugar
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp powdered sugar for garnish
½ cup sour cream for garnish
Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.
Cut the cranberries in half. In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
In another, beat the eggs gently and whisk in milk. Add to the flour, a little at a time, and blend until smooth. Sir in the lemon zest-sugar mixture. Let the batter rest.
In a 10” ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat, allowing it to coat the bottom and halfway up the sides. When the butter is bubbling, add the cranberries. Stir until they are softened and coated with butter, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 4 tablespoons sugar and cook until the sugar has dissolved and become syrupy, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir the egg batter and pour it evenly over the fruit. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed at the edges.
Before serving, top each portion with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a dollop of sour cream.
Serves 2 to 4.
Seasons of Santa Fe Cookbook sold in Kitchenality.
2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, cut into 1/2″ cubes*
2 cans chicken broth plus 2 cans water
6 medium red or white potatoes. Cleaned and cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 large carrot, cut into 1/2″ cubes
2 roasted green chiles, cut into 1/2″ slices
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon red chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Heat oil in a heavy soup pot and saute the onions, garlic and cubed chicken until onions are transparent. Add the broth and water. Scrape the chicken particles from the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining ingredients, including optional seasonings, if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours until meat is tender. While cooking, add more broth or water if needed. If desired, thicken the stew by whisking together 1 or 2 tablespoons flour with 1/2 cup of the broth, then stirring it back in the stew. Serve with flour tortillas or sourdough bread. * Feel free to substitute with boneless pork chops, beef or lamb.
Coleslaw is one of America’s classic Summer favorite dishes. We serve coleslaw with our meal entrees and one client replied “I want to compliment all your volunteers. They are so sweet and are always taking time to ask about me. I wish I could give them a hug, but I don’t because of COVID. OMG! You guys are the best! I also need the recipe for the coleslaw. It is just so good!”
1 cabbage head, thinly shredded
1 1/4 large onion (about 2-3 lbs.), thinly sliced
2 fresh carrots, shredded
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon roasted garlic
1/2 tablespoon fresh or dried dill
1/3 quart mayonnaise
1/4 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Toss together all ingredients and mix well in a bowl. Serves 10.