Pineapple matchsticks are rolled up in paper-thin slices of melon for a light, refreshing dessert that is prepared in the same fashion as sushi rolls.
It's important that the fruit be perfectly ripe. Wrap cool slices of melon around pineapple matchsticks, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the pieces, wrap tightly, and refrigerate until it is time to serve dessert.
The smell is wonderful, with cinnamon, clove, cardamom and ginger and this holds up well at room temperature, which makes it good for parties and gifts! This can be served with fruit, gingerbread, or shortbread.
This recipe comes from Caroline Yeh, owner of the Temper Chocolates in Boston, Mass.
This sweet-tart chutney combines summer tomatoes with autumn-flavored cranberries, making it an awesome condiment for late-summer and fall barbecues. Spoon it over burgers and/or grilled chicken. When the weather gets cooler, toss a little chutney with roasted vegetables, such as carrots, onions, or sweet potatoes. Mix it with mayonnaise to make a dip for raw or cooked vegetables. This is also good over omelets or scrambled eggs! Adapted from Cooking Light.
A wonderful aroma will fill your home when you make this chutney. An elegant addition to any curry, it is an indispensable side dish for Lentil Sambar. This recipe comes from the Moosewood Restaurant's Low-Fat Favorites cookbook! :)
This is a rich oil that goes a long way!
Menu Sugguestions: Because of the large proportion of sesame oil, this is a rich oil.
A little bit goes a long way.
A spoonful added to a salad dressing or brushed on the plate on which a fish will steam or on the skin of a just smoked or roasted bird gives an unmatched touch of lushness.
If you are a bread baker, brush a bit on your next loaf, if you are tossing pasta, drizzle a bit on the noodles just before serving.
This is an intriguing twist on a classic, Indian spices combined with Mediterrran flavors. A mini food processor works really well for chopping the garlic, chile, and ginger root. Serve on rice or orzo or accompanied by a crusty loaf of bread. Adapted from Moosewood Restaraunt New Classics cookbook. Enjoy!
This goes great with so many different entrees. It's a crisp and healthful addition to any menu. Try this with Asian Style Gravlax! From Cooking with Caprial, American Bistro Fare. Cook time is marinating time.
Adapted from This Can't Be Tofu: 75 Recipes to Cook Something You Never Thought You Would - and Love Every Bite, by Deborah Madison, this is easy, fast, and beguiling. Serve with rice or a baked sweet potato.
This is a curative formula traditionally used in Chinese households as a specific remedy for curing colds, flu, and other bronchial ailments of the "cold" type.(This phrase denotes those bronchial ailments accompanied by chills rather than fever. Since the tea is a warming yang formula, it should not be used for colds accompanied by fever.) It is also an effective therapy for "stomach colds" accompanied by diarrhea, for nausea and motion sickness, and for chronically cold hands and feet.
Adapted from A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens by Nina Simonds.