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  • Image of September Salad/Salsa
    Melissa's Produce

    September Salad/Salsa

    September 2021
    September harkens the end of summer and often the last hurrah of some of our favorite foods. Ripe, juicy heirloom tomatoes, garden fresh corn on the cob, New Mexico’s Hatch peppers, and varietal melons* are seasonal standouts that will soon be a fond memory.
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  • Image of Roasted Hatch Pepper and Six Bean Medley Burritos
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    Roasted Hatch Pepper and Six Bean Medley Burritos

    August 2021
    I don’t know why exactly, but I’ve never ordered a burrito in a restaurant. Maybe because I don’t want to have the dairy products and meat traditionally included, and I don’t think I’d get the whole burrito experience if they were left out. 
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  • Image of Marinated Grilled Tofu with Quinoa and Salsa
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    Spring Flings and Fiestas

    May 2021
    Spring is the season of flings and fiestas, including Cinco de Mayo which is celebrated on 5/5, commemorating the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. 
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  • Sopes
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    Sope Saturday, Anyone?

    January 2021
    Hardly a Tuesday goes by without a taco, or two, or three on my menu. I love the flavors that go into all the Mexican classics – onions, beans, limes, jalapeño, salsa, meatless ground/taco, soyrizo, greens, avocado, etc...
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  • Mujaddara
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    Mujaddara

    November 2020
    Mujaddara is a classic Middle Eastern dish that was first recorded in a cookbook in Iraq in 1226. It noted, “A hungry man would be willing to sell his soul for a dish of mujaddara.” 
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  • 2-Bean Falafel Pakoras
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    2-Bean Falafel Pakoras

    July 2020
    For this month’s plant-based recipe I wanted to make falafels, fried chickpea - (garbanzo bean) - based balls of Middle Eastern goodness. 
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  • Ramen Soup for the Soul
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    Ramen Soup for the Soul

    March 2020
    Ramen is a Japanese adaptation of the noodles introduced in that country by Chinese immigrants in the mid to late 19th century. 

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  • Grilled Hatch Polenta on Mustard Greens with Muscato™ Grape Agrodolce
    Melissa's Produce

    Hatch Season is Here!

    August 2019
    Grown in a valley with hot, sunny days, and cool nights, just north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, 
    Hatch peppers are in season and ready for your cooking and eating enjoyment.
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