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For The Love Of A Chili

Updated: Oct 31, 2023

I lived in Santa Fe for twenty-three years, of the many things I miss are the smell, taste, and sight of Hatch Green Chilies being roasted on the streets, at the markets, and in some cases parking lots of local favorites.

Listen to this episode of a taste for all seasons, to understand why Green Chili Stew is on the menu.

When harvested, the scent of Hatch Green Chili floats through the air in Santa Fe.

All I can say is when you have a craving for a dish that cradles you when you most need it, the only course of action is to get some green chilies, crank up the oven, and make a variation of this beloved dish. Even if they come from a can. If you live in a place like North Carolina, which I now call home, is how you get Roasted Hatch Chili: At least until your long-time friend mails a batch or two for you to pop into the freezer for those occasions when you need a taste of nostalgia.

The intoxicating fragrance is ubiquitous in Santa Fe, along with a touch of rocky mountain cool air, to nudge us that the change of seasons isn’t far away. I was never sad to see summer pass, because cooking alongside the seasons keeps our senses from complacency, and our palettes fresh. Each season has something delectable, colorful, and unique to offer.

So, without further adieu, here is my variation of green chili stew, made in my kitchen in Asheville North Carolina.

I hope you will give this recipe a try. I add a dollop of goat yogurt from one of Ashevilles farmers, to add an element of cool and creamy acidity.

I would love to hear what you came up with to make this dish your own.

The Benefits Of Eating Green Chilies

  • Green chilies are known to increase a person’s metabolism by up to 50% for at least three hours post meals! So, if you are specifically aiming at a healthier lifestyle, incorporating green chilies in your meals will be a great idea.

  • Green chilies are packed with antioxidants that act as scavengers, protecting the human body against harmful free radicals.

  • Green chilies keep your blood sugar in check. Green chilies create a balance in the bodies of those suffering from diabetes by lessening the increased levels of their blood sugar.

Buon appetito

Cooks Note: Join us in Asheville, for gluten-free cooking classes. Seasonal cooking classes to be offered are Keto, Paleo, Low-Carb Pizza Making, Vegan, and gluten-free Italian, to name a few.


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