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Bean Recipes

Whether tepary, bolita, Anasazi, or pinto-- once beans are cooked, they generally can be used interchangeably. Teparies (higher in fiber than most) will retain their shape the best and take the longest to cook. Bolitas are one of the creamiest beans and cook like pintos. Cooking times depend on the age of the beans-- the fresher they are, the faster they'll cook. For general bean cooking instructions and awesome recipes Download the recipes>>

Chile Recipes

Whole dried peppers can be crushed into flakes, ground into powder, or reconstituted by covering with boiling water and left for one hour. Roasted chile peppers can by made at home. Place peppers under the broiler or over an open flame, turning frequently to blacken on all sides. Put chiles in a paper bag to steam before handling. They may be frozen or peeled and used fresh. Download the recipes>>

Corn Recipes

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Heritage Wheat Recipes

Even though they can be grown over the winter in our mild climate, both Pima Club and Sonora White varieties exemplify the soft, spring wheats that are well adapted to the low desert of the Southwest. Download the recipes>>

Mesquite Meal Recipes

Rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, mesquite meal is a good food for everyone but especially diabetics because of its ability to stabalize blood sugar. Naturally sweet, mesquite meal may be used in place of 1/4 to 1/2 the wheat flour in recipes. The sugar content in the recipes also may be reduced. Download the recipes>>

Pinole Recipes

Pinole is an ancient corn prized for its flavor and texture. The kernels are mesquite parched and stone milled. Download the recipes>>

Squash Recipes

The versatile fruits of the Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita argyrosperma var. mixta can be enjoyed throughout the year. Although these hard-shelled winter squashes store well, you can also prepare them for use in soups, breads, pies, and muffins. For any recipe that calls for “canned pumpkin” your prepared squash puree will be a tasty substitute. Download the recipes>>

Tepary Bean Recipes

Tepary beans are very high in protein and calcium. They contain high amounts of soluble fiber and are low on the glycemic index and are therefore very helpful in controling cholesterol and diabetes. They also offer some unique flavor and textural qualities that make them very versatile in the kitchen. Download the recipes>>