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Tomato Lentil Soup

This dish resembles Raasam a Southern Indian soup. However, we have adapted this to be made with ingredients more common to American kitchens. It does have some of the flavors you might expect in an Indian dish and can be made spicier by adding more hot peppers or using hotter peppers than jalapenos. You can… Read more »

Spicy Napa Cabbage Salad

Napa cabbage is softer in flavor and texture than traditional green cabbage. It is wonderful cooked and raw. This dish is so easy, you will make it often. Serves: 8 (8 cups total) Serving size: 1 cup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Ingredients 10 cups Napa cabbage, shredded… Read more »

Spicy Cauliflower

This delicious dish has a wonderful ginger flavor and gets spice from Sambal (or Sriracha). Even if you have non cauliflower lovers, you should try them on this dish! It is surprisingly good, dare I say great. Blanching then browning the cauliflower makes all the difference so be sure not to skip this step. Serves:… Read more »

Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes

The best part of a samosa is the filling. This dish is inspired by samosas without the frying or outside wrapper. They are delicious and the heat can easily be adjusted for your palate by how much cayenne you use. Placing the mixture in the refrigerator makes it much easier to make patties and sear… Read more »

Pad Thai-Inspired Hearts of Palm Noodles

Pad Thai is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes in the US. It has a sweet, sour, spicy combination that is hard to beat. Making it at home can be complicated with finding the traditional ingredients of Nahm prik Pow (hot sauce), palm sugar, tamarind sauce, fish sauce, etc. The noodles used for… Read more »

Korean-Inspired Hearts of Palm Noodles

This dish is inspired by the Korean dish Japchae that uses sweet potato noodles, sometimes called glass noodles. Using the hearts of palm noodles (found in many grocery stores sometimes in the International aisle), makes this dish much healthier and very easy to make. The sauce makes this dish and has a wonderful nutty flavor… Read more »

Cucumber Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also… Read more »

Cod Cakes

Cod is a flaky white fish that is available fresh or frozen in most grocery stores. The frozen cod works great for this dish. Just thaw in the refrigerator overnight. You could also substitute any white flaky fish instead of cod. This dish goes well with¬†Cilantro and Cashew Sauce or Kale and Napa Cabbage. Serves:… Read more »

Cilantro and Cashew Dipping Sauce

This sauce is from the Culinary Institute of America. Their recipes are usually complicated and in need of simplification and alteration of hard-to-find ingredients. Not this one. It is super simple and very delicious. Goes great with the Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes, seared tuna, or salmon. You will need a blender for this recipe.¬† The beautiful… Read more »

Shaking Portobello Mushrooms

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but… Read more »