There are tons of hot sauces on the market, but chipotle hot sauce adds an extra dimension of flavor because it's made with smoked chili peppers. It's the smoky flavor that gives this marinade a particularly interesting flavor.
Roasted sunflower seeds and ground flaxseeds lend crunch and nuttiness to this quick bread. If you have any flaxseed oil on hand, use a combination of 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the batter, instead of all olive oil.
A ripe mango should give slightly to the touch and have a splendid, full aroma. In general, mangoes are most affordable, available, and at their peak of flavor during the late summer months--the very best time of all to make this exotic, cooling first-course soup.
The reason for scraping out the gills of the mushrooms is that they turn into a black, slightly gritty liquid when the mushrooms are cooked. It doesn't harm anything to leave them on, but the dish will be nicer if you scrape them out.
If you prefer, substitute two 9-ounce packages of frozen artichoke hearts for the fresh artichokes. Skip step 1 and reduce the lemon juice to 1 tablespoon (to be used in step 3). The cooking time should be about the same.
To get "double-strength" green tea, use TK tea bags and TK boiling water and steep for TK minutes. (check biscotti recipe, I think I have the numbers there).
DOES THIS HAVE ENOUGH OF ANYTHING TO MAKE IT A MAIN COURSE?--no
You will be amazed at how pureeing fresh tomatoes with canned tomato sauce can enliven the overall flavor of a red sauce. Add a touch of fresh or dried chili pepper, some homemade bread crumbs and ground almonds as thickeners, and you’ve made a simple Romesco sauce. Serve this pasta as a main course with steamed artichokes vinaigrette to start and for dessert, present melon balls chilled in port, with a plate of biscotti for dipping into after-dinner espresso.