There are many different southwest influenced green sauces that I love to make. Some are creamy and others are more like a hot sauce. This one, however, is somewhere in the middle. Its perfect for chicken burritos or even just for dipping chips or tortillas in!
1 large can green enchilada sauce (I used El Tapo brand as I did not have time to make home made)
1 Tb chile powder (I used my favorite New Mexico Chile Powder)
1 Tb coriander powder
1 tsp cumin
1 Tb garlic powder
5 cloves of fresh, minced garlic
2 jalepenos (chopped up finely)
1 lemon (juiced)
1 Tb cornstarch
Pour the can of enchilada sauce into a pot on the stove and bring to a boil.
After pot is boiling, mix in all of the rest of the ingredients.
Bring back to a boil and turn down heat and let simmer for 2 minutes.
So Joyful Cooking has now become North by Southwest! Joyful Cooking was just the start up name that I could come up with, but after a couple months of working on the site and doing a few food sales, the name no longer quite fit what I was striving for. North by Southwest is now the official name. Stay tuned as there will be even MORE changes coming in the next few months. I will be posting some more recipes coming shortly though so please forgive the lapse of those.
Garlic is one of my favorite things to cook with! If I feel like something is missing from a dish, I add garlic and it completes it. I start most meals with garlic or I add it in one of its various forms. The strong distinct taste of garlic is known world wide and is used in pretty much every ethnic food style you could think of. The use of garlic dates as far back as history goes. It was used in medicine, decorative, and culinary ways. Since back then, we have new medicines but garlic still has some amazingly powerful helps in our health that we should try.
The great thing about Garlic is that it also has a variety of health benefits. During the cold “season” I multiply the amount of garlic I use. Garlic is one of the best things you can intake for boosting the immune system. One of Garlic’s active compounds (diallyl sulfide) is able to break through bacteria’s membranes quickly and helps to lower the risk of the harmful bacteria growing into something more serious. Another reason it is good to always have garlic around is because of its anti-oxidant ability. Believe it or not, it is also great to use for arthritis pain as garlic also is an anti-inflammatory.
Garlic has numerous health benefits and uses. I could sit here all day and tell you about them but I just wanted to bring this amazing little super food to your attention and get you to notice how amazing the things are that you have in your kitchen!!!