Simple Ancho chili paste

Ancho chili paste

All right, are you ready for another hot sauce type of post? As I have mentioned before, this world would not be the same without spicy peppers to add to our meals! Here is a new recipe for you with one of my favorite peppers, Ancho chili peppers! They have an amazing flavor!

The ancho chili pepper is typically a mild pepper. It comes from Pueblo, Mexico, and is actually known as the Poblano pepper, but referred to as ancho when dried. In Mexico, it is called chili ancho, meaning “wide” chili. When ripened they are red and much hotter. They are often the pepper of choice for the famous dish, chile relleno.

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Ancho chili paste

How do you make this a delicious chili paste? Check out the details below!

This paste is an all-purpose paste that can be added to numerous dishes to enhance the flavor and add some spice! You can add a couple tablespoons to: salsa’s, beans, guacamole, BBQ sauce, add to chicken marinades, rice, Thai dishes, and so much more…..

If you like the the flavor of this pepper, then be creative, and add it to whatever you like! This super simple, and fast recipe can be left in the fridge for up to two weeks, you can also freeze half of the batch and save it for later date! 

Recipe:

  • 5 Ancho peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp.  olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 drops of Thieves (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place peppers in a pot and add your water, bring to a boil and let them sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the water, peppers, and rest of the ingredients in the blender, blend on high until mostly smooth or desired consistency. 

Enjoy!

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Homemade Roasted Salsa

Homemade Roasted Salsa

For all you salsa lovers out there, this is good! Yes, one more salsa recipe for ya’ll. Probably not the last either. 😉 I’m sure you are putting it together by now, my family lives on salsa. It’s a BIG “NO, NO” in my household to be without salsa.

If you are a salsa/hot sauce lover like me you might want to try my spicy pico de gallo, or my salsa verde. If you want to get my latest posts you can also follow me on facebook!

Full of flavor, this salsa is great for a bbq, party, or weeknight dinner. It will take you no time at all. broil, blend, add some spice, and you are ready to go! Summer is on it’s way and you are going to need some side dishes for all those fun outdoor-get-together’s, So add this one to your recipe book!

Just a slight roast does the trick, to get that yummy roasted flavor we all love!

Homemade Roasted Salsa

How do you make this yummy roasted salsa:

Ingredients:

  • 3 large tomatoes or 6 romas
  • 1/2 bell pepper (any color)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, I use 4
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. coconut sugar or honey
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 5 ancho chilies for extra flavor and spice optional

Instructions:

  1. Place tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, and bell pepper in pan and broil for 6-10 minutes.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender. Place tomatoes at the bottom. Pulse a few times.
  3. Blend on high until desired consistency. 
  4. Taste, add more or less salt based your taste.

Like I said, it is very easy and so yummy! It will be a party hit for sure! Who doesn’t like chips and salsa this time of year, right! Enjoy.

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Non Dairy Ranch made with raw cashews

Non Dairy Ranch

This creamy cashew ranch is better than the real Stuff!

whether you are looking to limit you dairy intake, or completely eliminate it from diet this is a great option. Not only is it delicious, it is better than the real stuff. It is also packed full of good stuff your body can use for better health. 

Did you know that garlic, onions, and apple cider vinegar are all great for maintaining a healthy immune system?

Garlic is a potent anitfungal, antibacterial, antiviral, immune system stimulant that aids in the detoxification of your body. Dairy on the other hand, feeds ( yeast, fungus, candida) which is becoming more and more of an issue due to our diets.

Onions are loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin C and has been know for centuries to fight infection.

Apple cider vinegar helps keep our bodies alkaline, and that is want we want! Disease and infection have a tough time growing in an alkaline body.

If you are wanting a great alternative to ranch this super simple recipe is amazing! I was doubtful about the great taste, and was surprisingly wrong. This is a staple in our diet now! My little guy even likes it too! Check out the recipe below!

Creamy Cashew Ranch
Serves 6
Non-dairy gluten free creamy cashew ranch packed full of healthy ingredients your body can use.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup raw cashews
  2. 2 Cloves of garlic (3 cloves if you love garlic)
  3. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  5. 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  6. 1/4 Cup of chives or chopped red onion
  7. 1/2 Tsp. Dill
  8. 1/2 Cup water
  9. 1 tsp. Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Place cashews in a blender, cover with water (for extra creamy ranch allow cashews to soak for 20 minutes). Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth (about 2-3 minutes on high).
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Homemade Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

How to make homemade salsa verde!

This is another yummy salsa! Definitively one for those of us who like the heat! 🙂 This is amazing on just about everything. I eat in on eggs and veggies several times a week!

Salsa Verde is a great party hit no matter what season it is!

If you like pickled jalapenos, then you will love the flavor of this super simple homemade salsa recipe. If you are a salsa lover like me you might want to try my homemade roasted salsa too!

This yummy green salsa is easy to make and very, very spicy! I love easy recipes! I don’t know to many mamma’s that have the time for difficult timely recipes. Certainly not me! All you do is throw all the ingredients in the blender and hit start! You can also add this to some sour cream and make green enchiladas! Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 4 green onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 of a white onion
  • 1 bundle of cilantro
  • 2 fresh jalapenos
  • 26 oz. can of Embasa jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup of water.

Directions:

Take stems off of the canned jalapenos and put them in the blender. Add water, add the remaining ingredients, and blend away! Blend to your desired consistency.

Salsa Verde! Spicy!
Yields 6
This is a spicy green salsa for those that love heat! Great on most dishes!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Roma tomato, 4 green onions, 5 cloves of garlic, 1 1/2 lemons juiced, 1/2 white onion, 1 bundle of cilantro, 2 fresh jalapenos, a 26 oz. can of Embasa jalapenos, and 3/4 cup of water.
Instructions
  1. Take the stems of off canned jalapenos, place in blender. Add remaining ingredients to blender, and blend to desired consistency! I don't use the juice from canned jalapenos.
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Spicy Homemade Pico de Gallo

Homemade spicy pico de gallo

One of our favorites here at home, Spicy Pico!

Enjoy on eggs, beans, salads, or with chips! Great for a party or potluck.

This truly is a hit at any summer BBQ! Every time I take it to a party, the bowl comes home empty :)This is a super fast and easy salsa to make! Add as much or little heat as you like with jalapenos and habaneros. This is fresh, healthy and very low calorie. Add, to almost anything to give it some zesty spicy zing! 

Spicy, Fresh & Homemade. Yummy Summer Recipe!

 Ingredients:

  • 6 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Bundle of Cilantro
  • 1-2 Jalapenos (depending on how spicy you like it 😉 
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1  Tsp. Sea Salt 

 Directions:

Chop all ingredients and mix together in a bowl. Serve room temperature or chilled. This will make about 4 cups. Enjoy!
 

Spicy Pico
Fresh pico is excellent on eggs, salads, beans, chips and more....
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 Roma Tomatoes
  2. 1 White Onion
  3. 1 Bundle of Cilantro
  4. 1-2 Jalapenos
  5. 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
  6. 1 Tbsp. Honey
Instructions
  1. Dice all produce and mix together in a bowl. Serve chilled or room temperature. Enjoy!
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