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Pad Thai-Inspired Hearts of Palm Noodles

Pad Thai is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes in the US. It has a sweet, sour, spicy combination that is hard to beat. Making it at home can be complicated with finding the traditional ingredients of Nahm prik Pow (hot sauce), palm sugar, tamarind sauce, fish sauce, etc. The noodles used for […]

Tomato Lentil Soup

This dish resembles Raasam a Southern Indian soup. However, we have adapted this to be made with ingredients more common in American kitchens. It does have some of the flavors you might expect in an Indian dish and can be made spicier by adding more hot peppers or using hotter peppers than jalapenos. You can […]

Cucumber Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also […]

Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes

The best part of a samosa is the filling. This dish is inspired by samosas without the frying or outside wrapper. They are delicious and the heat can easily be adjusted for your palate by how much cayenne you use. Placing the mixture in the refrigerator makes it much easier to make patties and sear […]

8 Quick and Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Spinach

In honor of National Spinach Day on March 26th…who knew?…I wanted to share eight tasty and easy recipes to enjoy spinach! Spinach is so versatile and easily added to so many dishes.  Since it is such a delicate green, it does not require much, if any, cooking time.  It can either be enjoyed raw or […]

Rice with Lima Beans and Cumin

This is really an amazing rice dish. It is so creamy and has an exotic flavor thanks to the tang of the yogurt and cumin. You can use any whole grain in the place of the brown rice. Recipe available on Med Instead of Meds and adapted from Culinary Institutes of America. Watch this video […]

Canned Foods—Good for You and Your Wallet

February is American Heart Month and National Canned Food Month. Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death among Americans. Diet is one of the best ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases. It is important that we include fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in our daily eating. Eating canned fruits […]

Are Cara Cara Oranges Good?

Winter is a season for oranges without a doubt. Oranges are available in abundance these days and come in many different varieties – mandarin, navel, tangerine, clementine, and blood orange to name just a few. One variety of oranges on the market is Cara Cara. It is actually a type of navel orange that developed […]

Is Chickpea Pasta a Good Option?

Chickpea pasta has been on the shelves for a few years now but is still a relatively new type of pasta that many of us may not be familiar with or may not have tried yet. It is a good option if you are looking to try a new type of pasta. It is also […]

Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

It is not officially Fall and the warm temperatures in North Carolina are a reminder of this fact. However, I’ve decided to manifest Fall all the same, which I am mostly blaming on the seasonal Fall items at Trader Joe’s. I have already seen butternut squash more prominently displayed in the grocery stores and thought […]