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GAP’s Chili Recipe

2 tb EVOO (or canola oil) 2 tsp cumin 1 large onion, chopped coarsely 2-4 jalapenos, seeded and chopped coarsely 6 medium garlic cloves, chopped coarsely 2 lbs. 80/20 ground beef chuck 2 cups red wine (e.g., shiraz, merlot, malbec) 3 tb chili powder (preferably Penzey's Hot Chili, Chili 3000, or Chili 9000 powder) 1/2 […] Read More

Recipe: Mediterranean Ham & Cheese Mini-Sub

This is not a real Mediterranean recipe. I just made it up. I like it because it's simple, easy to make, consists of just good meat, cheese and bread, and tastes good. 1 mini-sub roll (a small, slender 6" sub-shaped roll; I like Asiago cheese rolls) deli-style, thinly-sliced smoked ham (Hillshire Farm is good) pizza-style […] Read More

Recipe: Slow-Cooked Spicy Citrus Chicken

1      6-oz can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1      6-oz can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed 1      cup  catsup 4      tablespoons lemon juice 3      teaspoons cayenne pepper (less if you're a pansy, more if you like) 4      tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca 2     […] Read More

Recipe: Spiced Basmati Rice with Peanuts

1 cup uncooked basmati rice 2 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee (clarified butter) or combination 2 14oz cans tomatoes (I prefer one can diced, the other petite cut/diced) 1/2 medium onion, diced 5 medium cloves garlic, diced 1 jalapeno, diced 1/2 cup Planter's cocktail peanuts 2 tsp cumin seed 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp […] Read More

Recipe: Spicy Chole (A Chickpea Dish)

There are countless versions of this dish. I'll probably be posting more, but here's Spicy CholeIngredients:2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 medium or large onion, finely chopped3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped1 tablespoon ground coriander2 teaspoons ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper1 medium tomato, chopped or 1 can […] Read More

Recipe: Geoffrey's Bean & Salsa Chip Dip

Here's a tasty and easy to make chip dip that my family really likes. It can be made vegetarian or with chicken or ground beef. 1 (16-oz) can refried beans 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce 1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot) 1 medium tomato, chopped or 1 can (14-oz) of chopped/diced tomatoes 1-2 cups […] Read More

Recipe: Tamarind Rice w. Peanuts

I forgot to mention that my wife is Indian, so a lot of the recipes I'll be posting will be Indian dishes. I also like Chinese, Thai, Greek and Lebanese, Italian, and Mexican food, so you'll see some of those as well, plus the occasional American or European dish. The lemon rice recipe I posted […] Read More

Recipe: Lime (or Lemon) Rice w. Peanuts

I'm the cook of the house. My wife doesn't like to cook, would actually rather wash dishes. And since I like food, I kinda like to cook (especially when I get tired of preparing store-bought crap), so I do the cooking. There has been some demand for some of my recipes among friends and family […] Read More