Bitter melon, known as Kerala in South East Asia, is a unique fruit-vegetable that’s a close relative of squash, zucchini, pumpkins. Though it’s known for it’s strong bitter quality, it’s a staple in Asian cuisines for it’s impressive list of health benefits. Bitter melon is great for anything from reducing cholesterol and blood sugar, as
If there’s one thing you make this Thanksgiving, it should be these sweet potatoes with a drizzle of dijon and maple. It’s super quick, easy and absolutely delightful. Also, try this Herb Roasted Potatoes for a quick and easy side dish.
This has become my go to side-dish lately. I’m obsessed with it. To make it easier, I use frozen cauliflower, but you can definitely make it with fresh cauliflower. This pair really well with anything from seafood to steak. I top it off with the caramelized onion for some extra flavors, but it’s just as
Okra, also known as lady fingers, is one of my favorite vegetables to serve an aspiring foodie. I love to challenge them, if you can’t handle okra you can’t be a foodie… is that mean? People can be skeptical about this beautiful pod thinking it’ll be slimy and gross. Not true! If cooked the right
Have this for dinner tonight… I’m serious! This meal is like bringing the Mediterranean and Indian culture together. A “unique” combo, I know, but trust me it works beautifully.
Doesn’t corn just scream summer to you?… it does for me. Can’t have a summer party without some corn. While I love just plain ‘ol corn on the cob with some butter, this just is such a crowd pleaser. A bit spicy, a bit salty, a bit creamy… I can eat bowls of this.
The perfect Basmati Rice…. now that could be a little “tricky”. The difference between “okay” and “perfection” is that perfectly cooked Basmati Rice must be FLUFFY. It should also be fragrant, a little sweet, with a ton of flavors.
I love this dish. Takes about 5-7 minutes to make and is perfect for work-lunch (yep, I’m eating this at my desk as I type this post) or a light dinner. Since it doesn’t require a lot of oil, eggs or various sauces like your usual fried rice, it’s pretty healthy. It’s super light and
Ever plan for a dinner where you are so focused on the main dish that you forget all about the side dish? Happens to me ALL THE TIME. And every time that happens I turn to my trusty roasted potatoes recipe. Actually, to tell you the truth there is no specific recipe for roasted potatoes.
Get cuffed this season…. here’s how: Go on your first date, rocking your most “casual” look. Go on the second/third date, make him laugh and get invited to game night at his friend’s. Show up with a container full of these piggies……. Enjoy cuffing season. You’re welcome 🙂