Rice with okra

Rice with okra

Okra is a flowering plant with edible green seed pods. It originally grew in West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian countries but has found its way to most places in the world and is often found in regular large supermarkets. It is known to be slightly bitter with a slimy inside, but I found when cooking in a stock or broth it is flavorful and delicious!

Lemongrass cauliflower

Lemongrass cauliflower

Lemongrass is a type of grass grown most commonly in Thailand and Vietnam. It has a mild citrus flavor and is used as an herb flavoring in curries. If you can’t find it fresh, try finding it dried, but many supermarkets do have it. Besides of its incredible and unique flavor, lemongrass has a whole list of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antidepressant qualities.