A few days ago I made another batch of my Pork Mole Negro and with some leftovers, (I know, how could there be, right?) I’ve decided to make some Pork Mole Negro Whole Wheat Enchiladas for a last time indulgence!
The dark Mole Negro is probably the best known mole here north of the border and it’s almost always made with toasted chili peppers, bittersweet chocolate, and ground almonds. A Mole is a rich, savory Mexican sauce that has complex, layered flavors, and has been painstakingly nurtured, simmered and labored over. Either pork or chicken is the familiar meat ingredient and this pork one is just perfection.
I love how the nuts, chilies and chocolate all create a new flavor. A good mole is one where you’re not supposed to really taste any one individual ingredient, but all the layers with a complex and amazing sweet, spicy and nuanced balance.
I thought I would use whole wheat tortillas to wrap these up snug and make two individual dishes for each of us.
With the addition of some canned pinto beans to speed up the meal process I transformed leftovers into something pretty special.
Topping the mole enchiladas with shredded Pepper Jack cheese and some nice sharp Cheddar was exactly what I had in mind to finish it off.
August 29th, 2014
A few days ago I made another batch of my Pork Mole Negro and with some leftovers, (I know, how could there be, right?) I've decided to make some Pork Mole Negro Whole Wheat Enchiladas for a last time indulgence! The dark Mole Negro is probably the best known mole here north of the border and it’s almost always made ... Read More
August 28th, 2014
So the chickpea craze continues over at my kitchen. What can I say, they are so versatile! You see it all started from this incredible ceramic bowl brimming with these perfectly round, yellow falafel that stood out from the Bon Appetit site and I just had to try making them. I love Middle Eastern food and falafel ... Read More
August 26th, 2014
I have got to say that this Raspberry Lime Chia Pudding is pretty darn good. So good in fact I wanted more after I finished off one of these, but I was smart and only made the two. This is so simple, so easy and very, very healthy. It’s chia seeds, you know them. Those little seeds as a kid you schmeared on a Chia Pe... Read More
August 25th, 2014
I wanted to make Chiles Rellenos the other day, but didn't want anything deep fried. I also wanted a meat dish of sorts. I didn't have any marinated steak, but I did have ground turkey. So the idea to make these Chilies Rellenos type meatballs came about. In my version I ended up calling these Stuffed Green Chili Meatba... Read More
August 23rd, 2014
These Easy Tangelo Ricotta and Blueberry Puffs are just that and quite delicious, too. Instead of the usual yogurt, fruit and granola dessert I wanted something different. In a weak moment I was looking in the freezer and thankfully there was no ice cream, but I did see puff pastry. Success was soon around the corner... Read More
August 22nd, 2014
I had some leftover French Onion soup from the other day and this dinner, French Onion Soup Baked Chicken, came about in a beautiful way. I don't know anyone who doesn't like a slow cooked and caramelized onion soup. The smell is contagious, mouth watering and creates images in my head of melted cheese on a toasted c... Read More
August 21st, 2014
For this Farro Salad with Pineapple, Avocado and Black Beans I am using Italian Pearled Farro. Pearling removes the outer husk of the seed, which in turn reduces the cooking time. If you make the mistake and purchase the whole grain variety like I did once, it will need soaking overnight first. I pick mine up at Costco,... Read More