Grilled Okra

Okra is a summertime culinary pleasure and grilling turns into something super special and irresistible. It takes away all the sliminess and adds a delicious toasty flavor. Tossed with salt, pepper, and sumac okra makes a perfect finger food or a hearty side with meat instead of French fries. This is what I making these days with my home grown okra because it is the best! Continue Reading

Lemon Blueberry Tart

This blueberry tart is made with a homemade gluten free pastry crust. The ingredients are pretty basic. I replaced half of the rice flour with millet flour giving it a nutritional boost and buttery flavor. It has a thick crumbly, cookie-like crust, on the outer edges, and the bottom crust under the filling is slightly cake like. The buttery millet crust is filled with slightly sweetened, creamy lemon custard and fresh BC Blueberries. The perfect summer dessert! Continue Reading

Sirke Waale Pyaaz / Quick Pickled Onion Salad

This is a simple yet tasty salad you can enjoy with an everyday meal. It is dressed with just vinegar and salt, which highlights the mild spiciness of red onions. Beet lends a beautiful color and deep earthy sweetness. Add some fresh mint if you want to dress it up a bit for the company so it pleases both taste and eyes. You may need a mouth freshener after eating this salad but it's truly a gastronomic delight. It is one of my favorites, and I'm sure it'll become one of yours. So try it! Continue Reading

Cabbage Stirfry

Aren’t you all love quick and easy recipes that aren't boring, so today I am sharing a quick and easy cabbage recipe. It is made with minimal ingredients and tastes fabulous! It has a tempering made with mustard seeds and Bengal gram lentils which greatly adds to its taste and texture. I often add paneer which makes it more delicious and nutritionally adequate. This dish can be enjoyed as a main with roti or as a side with rice and curry or as a filling for wraps and sandwiches. Continue Reading

Persian Ground Lamb Kabab – Kabab Koobideh

Beautifully grilled, moist and juicy strips of ground lamb with middle eastern flavors! You can either grill them on skewers or shape them into patties and cook on a stovetop. These mildly spiced kababs are often served with a mound of Persian rice, grilled tomatoes and yogurt dip for an appetizing meal. Continue Reading