Super Easy Oven-Roasted Okra
This is a really easy recipe using frozen okra. Being a full-time employee and a mom of a toddler, I always look for easy and healthy recipes. This one has an Indian flavor to it. It's so easy to put together, and it turns out very well. When you roast the okra, you'll notice the slime goes away. That's what I really like about this recipe. You don't have to monitor it. Just put it in the oven, and it's done.
Paleo Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie using cauliflower mash in lieu of potatoes. Make the filling early in the day and refrigerate it so that all the spices soak into the beef.
Somali Spaghetti Sauce
This is Somali-style spaghetti sauce with my own little twist. We make this once a week in our house (my daughter craves it!). I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
Spicy Baked Cod Fillets
Cod fillets are marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices then oven baked. This is a rich Indian delicacy that will definitely win your hearts. Serve with basmati rice biryani (spicy Indian rice) or plain white rice and lemon and lentil soup.
Moroccan Fig Pork Roast
A succulent, savory and sweet pork roast, ideally served over a vegetable rice or couscous. I love using spices as much as possible, so in this experiment I used quite a few which I rubbed onto the pork roast before I seared it. I think it would be even better if you let the rub sit on the roast for an hour or so in the fridge prior to cooking.
Indian Tomato Rice
This yummy South Indian dish is a common staple in an Indian household. It is also called 'tomato bath' and is often served alone for breakfast or even a light lunch or supper. It is a favorite of kids (think mac and cheese). Serve with hard-boiled eggs.
Real Thai Green Curry Paste (Nam Prik Gen Kayo Wan)
This is a green curry paste recipe from central Thailand that incorporates the Indian spices of the South and the fresh herbs from the North. This recipe will make a bulk curry paste that will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator and make several batches of curry. Fresh curry paste always makes your curries taste better than premade pastes that contain preservatives.
Spicy Peruvian Pork
This different pork flavor is delicious served over rice and has always been met with praise. The spices in the marinade can stain, so I use a metal bowl to do the marinating in (also wear an apron!). DO TRY!
Chennai Chicken Wings
A football snack from the land of cricket, these gluten-free spicy wings are inspired by one of my favorite Indian restaurants. As usual, feel free to alter the spice amounts as you see fit, but as I said in the video, do not skip the rice vinegar sauce.
Egg and Potato Curry
North Indian in origin, I was very grateful to have found this recipe. It is very similar to what was served to us by our Bengali neighbors years ago! Serve hot with a side of thickly sliced bread.
Basic Indian Curry with Paneer
A wonderful Indian curry dish that is easy and quick to make. Using the base recipe, you can make several variations of this delicious comfort food. Garnish with cilantro and serve over Indian curry rice. If the paneer cheese can't be found, potatoes or chicken can be used.
Chef John's Spicy Shrimp Cakes
I love Asian-style fish or shrimp cakes but almost never order them because I find there's too much filler or 'binder.' So if you want to enjoy shrimp cakes in their most pure form, give this recipe a try. It takes just a few minutes if you use your food processor. These little fried cakes are delicious served with Thai chili sauce.
Fresh Turmeric Paste
This homemade paste made of fresh turmeric root, ginger, coconut oil, and pepper comes together quickly. Use it fresh in soups, sautes, and even on sandwiches. Add to any dish where you want some added flavor! Or use it as a base for curry pastes. It can be refrigerated to be used within 3 days or frozen in ice trays to be used later. I hope you enjoy it.
Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer
This Indian dish combines fresh spinach and ricotta in a creamy curry. Use paneer if you can find it! It is absolutely wonderful with basmati rice or naan (Indian flat bread). The key is in the spices, which you can find at an Indian grocery.
Anti-Inflammatory Hot Turmeric Milk
An anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich hot drink.
Dosas (Indian-style Pancakes)
Dosas are a thin, savory crepe-like Indian pancake traditionally eaten for breakfast, but I like them anytime. These may not be very authentic, but they are a tasty alternative that appeals to the typical American pancake.
Easy Instant Pot® Green Moong Dal
This delicious and traditional vegan lentil curry soup is hearty, high in protein, and very simple to make in your Instant Pot®.
Brown Rice Curry
Curried rice is a favorite of mine, especially with fish dishes.
Flavorful Persian Braised Lamb Shanks
This lamb shank is tender, juicy, and so flavorful. It is an authentic Persian recipe passed down from my father who was born in Tehran, Iran. It does take a lot of time to prepare but it's worth it. My friends and family say it's comparable to something served in a 5-star restaurant. Serve with seasoned lentils, white rice, dill rice, or rice with lima beans. This is a dish to impress, perfect for the holidays!
Instant Pot® Bone Broth with Turmeric and Ginger
Make this marvelous and nutritious bone broth in your Instant Pot® with your chicken scraps, seasoned with turmeric and ginger; a great complement to a clean eating diet. This broth can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or can be frozen for 3 months.
Fried Chicken Biryani (Filipino-Style)
Biryani is a rice dish from the Indian subcontinent and is very popular here in Kuwait since most of the Arab dishes originated from India. Most of the Filipinos here in Kuwait like to eat biryani but they hate the spices like cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, etc. that it is flavored with. I am one of those who doesn't like these spices so I made this dish in my own way with the spices that we Filipinos prefer.
A tasty Afghan dish with okra. My mom always makes this dish for us. You can also use fresh tomatoes rather than the tomato paste.
Saffron Golden Milk
Feeling sick or really need a pick-me-up? Look no further! Saffron golden milk makes the perfect medicinal pairing with turmeric. Try out this drink recipe and you are sure to be feeling better in no time! If you wish to have your drink sweetened, add a teaspoon or two of honey into your drink.
Turmeric Honey Paste
A quick and easy paste made with ground turmeric, pepper, coconut oil, and honey to use in cooking or beverages. Add a tablespoon or two at the end of cooking of your favorite soups, stews, or cooked meals. Add 1 tablespoon or more to a cup of hot water or milk (or milk substitute) for a lovely drink. Add lime, ginger, and cinnamon for a flavorful break from the usual tea. Always allow the paste to heat for at least 5 minutes in any of these before consuming.