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Garlicscapes Caprese!

Garlicscapes Caprese!

What do you do when you have some fabulous vine ripe tomatoes, wonderful vegetarian Mozzarella, and a big bunch of garlicscapes? Those of you who are farmers market groupies like me, probably already know what garlicscapes are. For those of you who don’t here goes — The scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants … Continue reading

Parsnip Slaw Par Excellence!

Parsnip Slaw Par Excellence!

Carrot Slaws are very common in our diet. so I figured, why not try out a parsnip slaw, after all they are cousins right, carrots and parsnips… Parsnips are a bit more waxy in texture and tougher to grate that crunchy carrots, but a little hard work does everyone good. And of course there are … Continue reading

Scrumptious Okra Salad

Scrumptious Okra Salad

An amazing recipe from Chef Suvir Saran’s fabulous cookbook American Masala, had my whole family drooling and asking for more. I know I have to go back to the store for some more Okra, to once again prepare this wonderful, tangy, and crispy okra salad with the caramelized flavor of the fried okras combined with tomatoes, red … Continue reading

Summer Arugula and Mango Salad

Summer Arugula and Mango Salad

This is a salad that I threw together with ingredients on hand and it turned out looking lovely and tasting delicious! On a bed of Arugula, about 2 cups, chop up an avocado, throw in a handful of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, and one cup of mango cubed about 1/2 inch pieces. Then drizzle … Continue reading

Finding Bliss With Heirloom Tomatoes

Finding Bliss With Heirloom Tomatoes

They are here, Heirloom tomatoes are peeking through some produce sections at grocery stores. Heirloom tomatoes can be eaten raw like an apple, needs no condiments or dressings. I make a quick 5 minute meal out of it by chopping a colorful variety into a bowl. I then drizzle a high quality garlic flavored olive oil … Continue reading

Coleslaws Galore!

Coleslaws Galore!

I’ve always loved Coleslaws… I had the pleasure of writing an essay about coleslaws for NPR’s Kitchen Window, titled The International Flavors Of All-American Coleslaw. From the article — The most appealing thing to me about these crunchy salads is that they are thirst-quenching but also healthful and filling. The burst of juicy flavor in each … Continue reading