My favorite thing in life is to get together with friends and family to enjoy great food. Even with the pandemic we have found ways to have socially distanced dinner parties. We recently were lucky to have a gourmet taco feast with friends. I needed a good side dish to go along with our fish…
Eggplant with Chickpeas
If you’ve been following my blog you know I’ve put in a new garden this year. One of the things I’ve tried is eggplant. Eggplant pairs well with spicy, sweet, and savory flavors. At first the eggplant in my garden wasn’t doing too well but by now in September it’s producing well. It complements Indian…
Gumbo is a soup popular in the state of Louisiana. Creole and Cajun gumbos are served with rice. Any dish served with rice, I tend to love! I first learned about gumbo when a friend (who used to live in New Orleans) served this at a dinner party once. It had very interesting flavors which…
Zucchini Fritters with Creamy Basil Dip
This summer my garden has been overflowing with zucchini. I probably planted too many plants and now my job has been to make use of all that I’m getting. Earlier in my blog I showed how you can use zucchini in zucchini bread and chicken tagine. Today I will show you how to make zucchini fritters that…
Sweet and sour tofu
I have been into cooking with tofu recently. With the right combination of spices and flavors tofu becomes really delicious to me. It is also a source of protein that serves as a great meat replacement.
Kale Pesto with Spaghetti
Are you looking for something quick and easy to put on the dinner table? You will be pleased that this recipe takes very little time to put together, is extremely delicious, and is something that even a food snob might love.
Tofu is an inexpensive meat substitute that packs lots of nutrition. I did not grow up eating tofu but as a chef have enjoyed learning how to cook with it. Plain tofu can become extremely tasty once you add certain combinations of spices, herbs, and vegetables.
Hawaiian-Inspired Rice Bowl
A few weeks back, I went to visit a local farm stand where I picked out some radishes. I used the radish greens in my saag bhaji recipe. The rest of the radishes were stored in my refrigerator, waiting to be used. Radishes can last a long time in the fridge. However, I needed space…
Have you ever felt disappointed after buying a jar of expensive pasta sauce to serve? I certainly have! I’ve found two pasta sauces that haven’t disappointed me so far. Prego Traditional Italian Sauce and Trader Giotto’s Tomato Basil Marinara are both great bases to start with for your sauce. I, however, like to add my own twists to take…
Traditional Style Potato Salad
How to cook potatoes and eggs: To cook the potatoes, place the peeled potatoes in a large pot of water and add about 1 tbs salt. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer for up to 15 to 25 minutes. To test the potatoes, use a knife to gently pierce it in the middle.…