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!
Even if you don’t have a vegetarian coming to the meal, it is always nice to have a tofu dish. Feel free to add a chili pepper to this recipe to spice things up a bit!
Chia seeds are beyond good for you and inexpensive. Enjoy this summery smoothie that will not only taste delicious but boost your energy level and is one of the healthiest snacks to have!
I love the natural smokiness of the eggplant. You could also cook it in your oven on broil but it won’t taste nearly as good. I think it is worth making your stove top a bit ashy for!
Miso is the elegant Japanese term for fermented soybean paste. When mixed with sweet and spices and cooked it creates a unique but gentle flavor. It lasts forever in your fridge, so if you buy it once, place it in a jar or container and pull it out when needed. You can make this recipe without the paste and it will still be bold and colorful and delicious!
This dressing makes the salad! Make extra and have in your fridge, if you leave the ginger out it will last months in the fridge, if you keep the ginger in, it will last a week!