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Chinese Vegetable Soup

Chinese Vegetable Soup by John Spottiswood

I love to throw this recipe together when I am in the mood for a healthy and spicy meal. Just about every time I go to an Asian grocery store I end up picking up the ingredients for this tasty soup. This is not from any book...just pieced together from the great bowls of soup I've had in hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurants in the…

3 votes
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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce by John Spottiswood

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the fabulous pork tenderloin recipe (see linked below). This version isn't gloppy with extra sauce like you find in many Chinese take out places. It's very flavorful but also relatively light and healthful. He made a TON of it,…

18 votes
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Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
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Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
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Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I came to love this when I lived in Japan from 1991-1992, and make it frequently now because it is so easy, healthful and delicious. Serve this with any Asian dish, or any meat and potatoes. It's not particularly spicy, but…

2 votes
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Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

7 votes
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Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Garlic Ginger Green Beans by John Spottiswood

These are an excellent, healthy side dish to any grilled meat. I highly recommend them with the Chinese BBQ chicken recipe below, but honestly these would go well with just about anything. Unfortunately these were tapped out long before our chicken, so make more than you think you need. They are great the next day too!

6 votes
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Fire Up The Grill, Toss the Slaw, I've Got The Fastest Salad Ever!!! Plus, Enter To Win Tropical Traditions Coconut.

Fire Up The Grill, Toss the Slaw, I've Got The Fastest Salad Ever!!! Plus, Enter To Win Tropical Traditions Coconut. by kathy gori

There are days when no matter how much I love it, I just don't feel like cooking. When the lazy don't feel like cooking, the lazy go out to eat. That does happen sometimes but most of the time, since we try to watch what we eat and keep it on the…

3 votes
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beetroot raita (Step by Step with photo)

beetroot raita (Step by Step with photo) by swati paathak

Beetroot raita is a healthy and bright colored, beautiful looking raita. This pink colored raita is the best ever with Parathas or as a side dish along with your main course meal.

2 votes
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Bok Choy Sauteed with Garlic & Ginger

Bok Choy Sauteed with Garlic & Ginger by Suzi

Bok Choy is a member of the cabbage family and is loaded with vitamins A and C. This leafy green vegetable is good in stir fry, steamed or sauteed as in this recipe. There are a few different varieties, some have a larger stalk and are tougher while the baby bok choy is smaller and the stalks are very tender. You need to really…

1 vote
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Dhoodh Peda or Milk Peda

Dhoodh Peda or Milk Peda by Anu

It is mouth watering sweet and my kids love it. Usually I use buy it in shops very often but I have learnt to do the same at home. I add more dry fruits to make it more nutritious.

1 vote
2701 views
Pulao Rice

Pulao Rice by Navaneetham Krishnan

A bond between spices, the magical blend of flavors and the angelic combination of fragrant basmati rice is simply amazing

1 vote
3122 views
Kuskara

Kuskara by Deepti Naik

This is a great snack/breakfast and a good use of left over Chapatis/Rotis. This is also known as Kuskara and Fodnichi poli. This is a typical Maharashtrian Dish (From Western Indian state of Maharashtra) Inspiration for this recipe came from my mom. Anytime we have enough left over Chapatis, we used to get Kuskara for snacks.…

1 vote
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Rice with bell pepper and peanuts

Rice with bell pepper and peanuts by Mary Shaldibina

Very tasty and fast cooking

8 votes
9700 views
Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a wonderful dish with light but complex flavors. We typically serve this along with another dish as part of a Chinese style meal.

7 votes
4854 views