Fiesta Blend (brown rice, black beans, sweet corn, red bell and poblano
peppers): Mix with salsa and serve with grilled chicken.
The step-by-step recipes range from Ham Breakfast Burritos; Italian Beef Sliders; Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole; Chicken Tortilla Soup; Cowboy Chili Beans; and Texas Peach Barbecue Sandwiches; to a Pot Roast Dinner; Lemon Rosemary Chicken; Black Bean Tostadas; Stuffed Poblano
Peppers; Blueberry Buckle; Strawberry Rhubarb Cornbread Cobbler; and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue.
A speciality of the Toluca region of Mexico, the pungent sausage was spiked with roasted serrano and poblano
chilies, plenty of herbs and a shot of vinegar for tang.
Some of the creative recipes include Cream of Mushroom Soup (using almonds and vegan milk for the base), Hot and Sour Soup with Bok Choy, Portobello Fajitas with Roasted Poblano
Cream Sauce, Asian Chopped Salad, Tandoori Tofu and Vegetables, Scampi Pasta with Asparagus and Walnuts, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Tater Tot Casserole, Classic-Style Benedict, Country Hash, Fudge Brownies, Blueberry Scones, and Soft Pretzels.
The potatoes are powered by poblano
peppers, and a homemade salsa adds more punch.
Historic downtown Puebla is best known for its traditional cuisine, one of the most varied and exquisite in the world, with delicious dishes such as Mole Poblano
(chile, nuts and chocolate sauce poured over seasoned boiled chicken) and Chiles en Nogada (stuffed Poblano
chile with nut sauce and pomegranate seeds.
For almost a decade, their firm cultivated a highly talented team that designed award-winning spaces such as LIV Nightclub (Miami Beach), a pool bar at Swan and Dolphin Resort (Orlando), Mercadito restaurants (Chicago and Miami), China Poblano
at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Social House at CityCenter Las Vegas.
The jalapeno and poblano
peppers showed strong growth in the US for 2012, while products with cayenne peppers increased in Europe.
Predicted to be a hit is also the Roasted Chicken Cazuela, a traditional Mexican braise with warm tortillas, Mexican-style rice and mole poblano
- a traditional, savoury sauce unique to Mexico.
First up was a bowl of cream of roasted poblano
and sweet corn soup ($4).
The natural soup line includes Vegetable Lentil and Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Poblano
Pepper and Corn Chowder, Rosemary Potato Chowder, Thai Sweet Potato Soup, and Roasted Garlic Mushroom Lentil Soup--and retails for $2.
The new hot spot features a roundup of vegetable, chicken, beef, pork and carnitas fillings (you choose) with various sauces (mole poblano
, spicy tomato sauce, spicy pumpkin seed and peanut sauce) and toppings that can be served in tacos, burritos, tostadas or sopes.