Oklahoma-Style Fried Okra

Okra is a food that I don’t have too much experience cooking or eating but I enjoyed it when I had it. I have a post on my blog from a recipe online, it was a super simple roasted okra (post here). Today’s okra is not so healthy. This is fried. I mean, it’s not…

Pistachio Herb Rice

A few posts ago, I made the Tomato Rice (check it out here) and today’s recipe is another delicious rice dish. This is Pistachio Herb Rice and it has just that – pistachios and herbs – as well as some dried fruits. This rice starts off like plain rice, just cooking it in some broth,…

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato w/ Cilantro-Herb Sauce

I took Monday off from posting to celebrate Victoria Day. This Canadian holiday marks the unofficial start of summer. I’m excited about all the sunny days ahead! Something else I am very excited about though is today’s recipe. I have only ever had regular sweet potatoes (orange inside), so I was looking forward to expanding…

Tomato Rice

We’ve made it to Friday and today’s recipe was a super tasty and simple side dish! This is called Tomato Rice and it’s a side that can be paired with pretty much anything, though its flavours are somewhat Mexican inspired. Rice is one of those ingredients that is so versatile and works in a variety…

Baba Ganoush

I’ll be honest. I wasn’t originally planning on making this recipe because I do not like eggplant. You would know this if you’ve been following me for a while. There are not many foods that I won’t eat, but I’ve never been able to find an eggplant preparation that I’ve really enjoyed. Back in the…

Greek Dandelion Greens

The next recipe in this book is these Greek Dandelion Greens. It is similar to the last recipe (Stovetop Creamed Collards) but obviously different in that these greens are not creamy. I have never seen dandelion greens at the store, but luckily the recipe says you can substitute any soft greens so I used spinach….

Stovetop Creamed Collards

The beginning of the week was super fresh with two different salsa recipes (Roasted Corn Salsa and Plum Salsa), but today, I did some cooking. I have never made this type of recipe, but I love all sorts of sauteed greens. Creamed greens are super popular in the Southern USA and it’s usually made with…

Plum Salsa

The last recipe I made was the roasted corn salsa which you should definitely check out, and today I have another salsa recipe. This is a plum salsa so it is fruity, but it is super fresh and perfect for the warmer weather. There are not too many ingredients in the salsa which makes it…

Roasted Corn Salsa

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend and good mother’s day! I had brunch with all my family to celebrate and it was such a fun time. I’m also very happy that the weather here is getting warmer and super sunny, which makes me excited for the next few months! Today’s recipe,…

Curtido

Today’s recipe is called Curtido which is a dish I had never heard of. It is Salvadorian coleslaw that can sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks and begin to ferment, similarly to kimchi. There are not too many ingredients required, simply just cabbage, carrot, onion, jalapeno, oregano, salt, vinegar and water. Essentially…