Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms

So here is the second of the sides our friends brought over for a dinner on the 4th.

This was a delicious combination. Especially with the crisp green beans. There is nothing worse than mushy vegetables. Add the bacon and mushrooms and you have a hit.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole’

Submitted on 6/13/2016 by John for Latin week (week starting 6/19/2016)

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Recipe country of origin Mexico

Description: Mole’ is a traditional Mexican dish. It is made with an interesting and delicious combination of chili and chocolate. This dish is ideal for a slow cooker yielding a dark rich sauce of complex flavors that are irresistible.

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Mango Salsa

This is a nice light and refreshing alternative to that more traditional tomato based salsas. The jicama, with its crisp, potato like, texture, adds a great crunch to the salsa. It is also a wonderful vehicle for the other flavors. Jicama, like a potato, has little flavor of its own but absorbs the flavors of the lime, mango and cilantro and become little flavor bombs throughout the salsa.

Works great on tacos or as a side to any lighter Latin dish.  Continue reading “Mango Salsa”