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by Sarah Steimer

Barbecue pulled chicken sandwich with slaw

These sandwiches were heaven. We were out all day and had plans to make them when we got home, and it was just about all I could think about. They were really quite simple to make, and the chipotle added an extra zip that took it beyond a simple lunchtime sandwich.

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by Sarah Steimer

This is one spicy salad – use less chipotle if you want a smaller kick. But try not to be wimpy.

  • olive oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups corn
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Heat the oil in a skillet before adding the scallions, cooking until softened. Add the chile and cook for about 1 minute.

Add the corn, plus a tablespoon of water. Cover and cook until the corn is warned through. Remove the lid and cook until the liquid has evaporated.

Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings, as a side.

Recipe from: Everyday Food

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by Sarah Steimer

I used acorn squash, but would suggest using a less-stringly squash like butternut or delicata.

For the squash

  • 1 pound winter squash OR you can substitute sweet potatoes (probably awesome)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus some greasing for the pan
  • 1 or 2 canned chipotle chiles, chopped, with 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (this comes in the same can, if you’re new to the chipotle scene)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey

    I actually could have gone for a little extra glaze on on my squash - might make more next time around.

  • Salt and black pepper

In a small bowl – or with a mortal and pestle – combine the olive oil, chiles, adobo sauce, garlic and honey. Toss the cubed squash in the mixture, or use brush to coat the squash. Either way, place the squash on a lightly oiled cooking sheet or glass dish. Roast at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, or until you can easily insert a knife into the squash.

For the black beans

  • 1 can black beans (drain only SOME of the juices)
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Sauté the onions and garlic on medium heat in the olive oil until soft. Add the cumin to the pan and combine. Add half the can of black beans to the pan, including the juices. Rinse the rest of the beans and add to the pan. Simmer the beans for 7-10 minutes (adding water if it seems to get too dry). Mash 1/3 or 1/2 the beans with a fork. Add the roasted red pepper, salt and pepper.

For the rice

  • 2 cups cooked rice (I’m a big fan of basmati rice – which comes white or brown)
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • loose 1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Once the rice is cooked, add the butter, lime juice and cilantro.

Layer – in order – the rice, beans and top with the glazed squash. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Makes about 2 or 3 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Cookie + Kate

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