16 Essential Spices to Jazz up Your Cooking

Even though most spices are not as exotic, rare, or expensive as they were hundreds of years ago, they are still a considerable investment and one most home cooks want to get the most from. They are best when at their freshest and can enhance many of your favorite dishes. Choosing the most versatile spices…

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Green Chile Apple/Banana Bread

Try this yummy creation with a dash of New Mexico Green Chile for some added zip—also, the natural sweetness from the bananas and the apple sauce allow you to use 50% less sugar than normal! Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas (the riper the better) 1/2 cup of sugar ¾ cup of applesauce 2 eggs 2 cups…

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An Ode to Picky Eaters: Or, Does Eating Your Food in a Certain Order Make a Difference?

Here’s something fascinating: did you know the order of what you eat during each meal can actually make a difference? It changes everything, from how full you get and how quickly you get full, to how satiated you feel after your meal. This is great news for anyone who tends to overeat, eat mindlessly, or…

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A Few Thoughts on Comfort Foods and Healthy Living

Without a doubt, there’s nothing more comforting than a nice hot meal on a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, what many of us consider to be comfort foods aren’t always as healthy as we might assume. Many comfort foods are high in simple carbohydrates, such as white flour and sugar, instead of healthier complex carbohydrates like…

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What the Heck is a New Mexico Green Chile?

Hope you enjoy this excerpt from my cookbook, Go-Go Green Chile Recipes.  You can find it on Amazon at: Go-Go Green Chile Recipes   Based on its popularity and its prevalence in New Mexico’s culture, one would think the Green Chile has been around for thousands of years, but that’s not actually the case. In…

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2018 Live Event Schedule

Come see us at the following events–get your books signed, sample and take home some of Lawrence’s latest creations, and even do a selfie! NOTE: This page is being updated constantly, so check back often to see where you can find us next! Finally, be sure to sign up for free recipes and videos by…

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Brenda’s Perfect Brittle at the New Mexico Gun, Sword, and Knife Collectors Show!

One of the things I love about promoting our Mountain Man Gourmet products at shows and festivals is the opportunity to meet and sample goodies from some of the other vendors. Last week, while we were at the New Mexico Gun, Sword, and Knife Collectors Show, Brenda from Brenda’s Perfect Brittle (yup, live and in…

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Green Chile Festivals, Cooking Tips, Starting an Herb Garden, Hurricane Harvey

Wow, can you believe it’s September already? Hope you’ve had a great summer (there’s actually still three weeks left, so there’s still time to do something fun). We’ve had a great time this month giving out free samples of our spice concoctions at several events in the Albuquerque and Eat Mountains areas, and raising money…

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Our Shopify Store is Now Open–Place Your Orders Now!

Wow, it’s been quite a ride trying to get my spice blends, soup and dip mixes, organic spices, etc. online so that folks can order them without having to drive or fly to New Mexico, but that day has finally arrived! Here are a couple of screen shots from the site, which you can find…

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21 Tips for Cooking Safe and Delicious Chicken

Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins that can be used in chicken, especially if you’re on a budget. Unfortunately, raw chicken can also carry tons of nasty bacteria that can get you really sick or even kill you or your friends and family if you don’t handle it properly. Here are a few…

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