A simple tray of freshly roasted eggplant, tomatoes, and onions.
Layers of thinly-sliced red onion, eggplant, and tomatoes make for a divine deconstructed ratatouille-esque meal, although sans zucchini, bell pepper, and traditional herbs and spices. Furthermore, rather than incorporating the onions, garlic, and tomatoes into a sauce, this bake lets the softness of the tomatoes, buttery goodness of the eggplants, and crunch of the onions meld into something that creates quite the mouthfeeling orgy.
Cold-dressed noodles wearing a light sweet, sour, lignan-rich dressing.
Cold noodles are probably one of the easiest flavorful foods to assemble, whether it be on a hot summer day, for a party, or for dinner. The beauty of salads is versatility. All salads require is a fresh component and just enough seasoning to complement. With salads, your tastebuds can traverse the entire globe. Different regions boast unique combinations of herbs, spices, oils, and types of produce which can most definitely be eaten as some sort of medley.
What’s the usual go-to appetizer when it comes to parties or potlucks? Salsa, without a doubt. It’s probably the most ideal fridge-clearing appetizer, well, assuming that your fridge happens to have been well-stocked with ingredients resembling those to make sofrito [Spanish], or refogado [Portuguese], or sofregit [Valencian], or epis [Haitian], or ginisá [Filipino].
Let the scent of vanilla and cinnamon waft softly to the kitchen table as you start your day with this flourless, protein-packed cake.
No flour. No fancy ingredients. Nada. Zilch. So who else can help but be curious about what really makes up this coffee cake? Looking at it, one can start getting an idea…or no?
With a sweet mung-navy-black-eyed bean filling
This is the epitome of all recipe
bastardizations makeovers. What can I say—except that I was desperate? Craving a fresh, warm steamed bun akin to those from bakeries in Chinatown, I resorted to making my own. And because of my bouts of “healthy” shopping sprees, I often find myself short of traditional baking ingredients…