Tag: healthy herbs

Spice Trade Chronicles 10 India, the Finale

India’s climate shaped the destiny of the spice route. With different climates in every corner of the country, India is able to produce a variety of spices. Most spices were native to India, but throughout the course of history, many spices have been imported, and now grow abundantly. The...

Awesome Vegetable Vindaloo

I put this recipe together by reading a whole lot of recipes and finding out exactly what Vindaloo is supposed to taste like. I know this is not exactly authentic, but it was so good! I made 2 servings because there are just two of us, but this was spot...

Fusion Adobo, Chicken and Pork

I called this Fusion Adobo because it is actually a mix of Spanish and Caribbean. Sometimes you just gotta mix it up! These two recipes share many of the same ingredients, yet yield such different results! This chicken recipe is pretty light in both flavor and color, but it’s...

Spice Trade Chronicles 9 Arabia

Onward across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to the East and Arabia. I like the title “Arabia”, it sounds mystical, something out of a fairy tale, or a Disney movie! When the spice trade began, the route connected Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. The stories and history...

One Pan Persian-Spiced Chicken

I love one pan dinners. They are especially great on weeknights when you just want to make and eat supper and not have to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards. This is where parchment paper comes in, just line your baking sheet and throw away the mess!...

Chilled Out Kofta

I call these “Chilled Out” because you can make these any way you want, and they’ll always be delicious. You can serve them to family and friends without stressing that they might not like them. Kofta is simply ground meat with spices and aromatic vegetables, formed into an oval...

Simple Arabian Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the mezze table. It’s a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you’ve never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.”   Print...

Homemade Falafel With Two Sauces

Traditional falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans with lots of herbs and spices. The greener the color, the more tasty they are. I haven’t included a Tahini Sauce, which is usually served with Falafel because I’m not a fan. I haven’t been able to come up...

Easy Tabouli Salad

I love this salad, I make it a lot in the summer when I have tons of fresh herbs in my garden. I get in the mood for falafel and just have to have this salad with it along with freshly made hummus. If you don’t like mint, use...

Easy Spiced Chicken Kebab

This recipe is best cooked on a grill. The smoky flavor of the grill accentuates the flavors of the marinade. Serve this with yellow saffron rice and a Cucumber Tomato Salad to really feel like you’re in the Middle East. There is a lot of garlic, you can use...