Mediterranean Farro Salad is a mound of satisfying deliciousness. It’s a combination of wilted garlic Swiss chard, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, farro, tossed in a light dressing.Read More
Mushroom Truffle Wild Rice
Mushroom Truffle Wild Rice is a marvelous side dish. A combination of wild rice, mushrooms (including chanterelle) fried chickpeas and truffle oil. If you want to be real fancy and open to spending some of your well-earned, you can buy a whole black truffle or truffle slices. You can shave a few slices into this dish or use the more easily found preserved truffle slices in lieu of truffle oil. Either would be delish!Read More
Cod kedgeree is a great meal. It is a combination of flaked fish, rice and eggs, married together with herbs and spices, and great anytime of the day. There are many variations of this dish. From the traditional use of smoked haddock to the addition of dried fruit. Today’s recipe is a more subtle version, using unsmoked fish with just a hint of spicy heat, and a touch of herbs.
Toasted Coconut Rice
Today’s recipe is a toasted coconut rice recipe. It’s an awesome side dish which works so nicely with spicy meat dishes and fish. I served this rice recently with a Thai-inspired stewed chicken, it was so good. My friend was visiting, a male “friend”, and he shared the meal with me. I thought he might balk at the idea of toasted coconut rice, but he loved it, so I took a bow, and now feel comfortable that you will love it too.
Mexican-Style Pork Chops
Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, May 5, so how about some Mexican-style pork chops?
Ooh this is a great dish. Full of flavor, beautiful to look at, with just a little spice – just like me! Giggle.
Chicken Fried Rice
Today’s chicken fried rice recipe is a simple recipe with simple ingredients, and mighty tasty. Its a bunch of flavors mixed together to make a smile-inducing meal or side dish, and is without a doubt a crowd pleaser.
Okra Fried Rice
I don’t think I’ve ever had a family holiday dinner without a spoonful or two of rice. Luckily, it’s not always the same rice dish, my mother would always mix it up and give us something interesting. So today’s dish is an homage to my mother’s family meals – okra fried rice. It’s so tasty, with fresh vegetables, pancetta, shallots, garlic and a teeny kick from some cayenne pepper.
Risotto requires patience and what I call food affection – spending time stood over your pan, coaxing a dish into submission, bringing out the flavors. I applied some food affection to my asparagus risotto, and I’m so happy with the final result.
Purple Cauliflower Rice
Purple cauliflower rice is a really cool side dish. It’s a smart alternative to regular rice. One cup of white rice has 5.6 times more carbs than the same amount of cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is packed with vitamin C too, and purple cauliflower rice is really pretty!
Replacing regular rice with cauliflower rice is a great idea, especially for those with chronic diseases such as diabetes.
It has a great bite, much lighter than conventional rice and doesn’t leave you conked out on the sofa veering to the food coma zone.
Three cheers for purple cauliflower rice!
Red Beans and Rice
This red beans and rice recipe is a cross between Jamaican stew peas and rice and a creole red beans and rice. This is a lighter less complex dish, the way I enjoy it, and I hope you will too.