October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Lentil soup is a staple in my house. I always have the ingredients on hand and the preparation time is quick. For this lentil soup, I used curry flavors to give it a little spice.
Curry is a unique blend of both savory and sweet spices. Different brands of curry powder will include different spices. The one I used included cumin, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, mace, ginger, cayenne, pepper, mustard, and cinnamon. There is a good amount of heat within these spices so be sure to taste before adding any extra heat!
October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
This was the hardest food photo shoot I have ever had because I could not stop eating these green beans. They are so addictive!
This dish has great umami flavor from the soy sauce and a spicy kick from the chili flakes. I blanched the beans first and then sautéed them. Using this method ensures perfectly cooked green beans that are not overly done and still a bit crunchy!
October 16, 2011 § 6 Comments
I am so excited that the weather is finally getting a bit chillier. In California that means high 60’s! Nevertheless, it is officially Fall and Soup Season is here! Kick of the season with this Creamy Fennel and Potato Soup.
October 15, 2011 § 5 Comments
The melt in your mouth sweet potatoes, nutty mushrooms, and earthy sautéed kale are combined with quinoa and a hint of spicy chili flakes. This dish leaves you feeling full and energized! This is also a completely vegan and gluten-free dish that is packed full of protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.