10 posts tagged ginger

Tropical Fruit Chutney

I adore different types of chutneys and sauces with my food to add some zesty flavor. Made with tropical fruits this chutney has the right balance of sweetness and spiciness! Its preparation is simple too; just chop fruits, add sugar, vinegar, spices, and cook slowly until the mixture thickens. I make it in small batches so that I don't have to refrigerate or preserve by canning. It will keep for two weeks or more on the counter, if it lasts that long. Continue Reading

Chicken Kofta Curry ( Chicken Meat Balls in a Yummy “No Cream” Sauce)

This is one of those recipes I have been meaning to make since Azlin Bloor announced the 'love my balls' event in the foodies community, but I just didn't get a chance to go to the meat shop. Finally I got some minced chicken this Sunday and made it before the event ended in march. This is a simple but tasty meatballs dish that's surprisingly easy to make for weeknights, and exotic enough for a dinner party. This is also a great substitution for anyone looking for a healthy alternative to fried meat balls. They are poached in a "No cream", and "No nut" sauce. Continue Reading

An Easy Family Day Frittata

Happy valentine's day everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time with the people that you love. Yesterday was Family day in BC. People had a day off work and schools were closed. This holiday is observed to encourage people to spend time with their families and appreciate the importance of family values. Since cooking is one of the ways I can show my love for my family I made this frittata for the perfect start to our day. Frittata is one of those "throw together' baked egg dishes that is high in protein, low carb and packed full of veggie nutrients. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if you bake it in a muffin pan its perfect for packing up a healthy snack or on the go breakfast. The best part is it's super easy to make and so satisfying. Continue Reading

Flourless Chocolate Orange and Ginger Cake

If like me, you crave bright and fresh flavors in dark winter days, then this cake will give you every reason to smile and lift your mood! Citrus fruits are a great source of mood-elevating vitamin C. Plus, chocolate is a definite cure for cold weather and gray skies. So, I thought to make this orange chocolate cake. To tell the truth I have made this cake a few times, and every time I did it a little different. For a warming twist, I decided to add in some ginger this time. It tasted amazing and exotic! Continue Reading

Aromatic Wild Rice Mix

Do you love rice? Most people do (myself included) and that's okay, because rice is the most familiar food eaten in grain form. It makes a delicious side dish that pairs well with almost everything. Growing up I only had white basmati and parboiled rice. I didn't even know about other types. That all changed a few years ago when I was diagnosed and had to go gluten-free. Life has a way of bringing in wisdom at the right time. Slowly I figured out other varieties of rice and different kinds of whole grains (quinoa, sorghum, millet and buckwheat). I still use rice flour in baking and eat basmati rice, but the frequency is very much reduced. Today's recipe of wild rice mix is a brilliant accompaniment alongside grilled meats, vegetables, kabobs, and even Indian curries. Continue Reading