It’s already end-October and we’re having a cool, cloudy and rainy days here in Shanghai which makes it a perfect time to share a recipe for hearty homemade bread. This Seeded Whole wheat Bread is packed with whole wheat flour, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds which lends it a wonderful crunch, a nutty flavor, aroma and texture.
I’m a little obsessed with this raw Brussels sprouts salad- crisp power greens shredded paper-thin and tossed with toasted walnuts, pecans and grated pecorino in a light mustard vinaigrette. Fresh, full of flavor and texture and tastes heavenly!
Everyone needs a pumpkin soup recipe that they can turn to and nothing beats this velvety, silky textured hearty fall soup to warm your insides! This creamy pumpkin soup is delicious for a quick weeknight meal and great with a salad or garlic bread.
Love garlic Scapes, the green tops of the garlic plant – long, serpentine like stem is somewhat sweet with a mild garlic flavor without the harsh bite that cloves sometimes offer. It gives a little kick to anything you add into; stews, salads, pasta, stir fry or roasted. The possibilities are endless.
Garlic shoots also called garlic Scapes are a gourmet delight and one of those rare delicacies that are in season only for a few weeks. They are milder than garlic cloves but when cooked, the Scapes become sweeter with a subtle garlic undertone with a texture similar to that of asparagus or string beans. They’re delicious; crunchy, sweet without being too garlicky.
With berries in season and Blueberry being most abundant, baking delicate flaky turnovers is the best choice. This is the best part of autumn…fresh, plump, luscious, Blueberries!
If you like potato chips, you’ll love Lotus Root Chips! These are the be-all, end-all of exotic vegetables. They are crispy, crunchy, and sweet and it is impossible to stop eating after just one. Lotus root chips when served with zesty & spicy seasoning or a tangy yogurt dip are sure to impress your guests at any party.
Pastel de Tres Leches or Three Milk’s Cake, is a scrumptious Latino sponge cake. The combination of textures–tender cake soaked in an irresistible sauce made with three types of milk and a splash of liqueur topped with fluffy frosting and garnished with kiwi results in an angelic flavor that will delight anyone who tastes it.
Kathi Rolls are one of the oldest Indian street foods. Savoury barbecued meats or veggies rolled into Indian flat bread, layered with egg, rolled up into parchment paper, twisted at the end and served. Kati Rolls or Kathi Rolls were first introduced by “Nizams of Kolkata” a famous joint that sold kebabs and parathas and other Mughlai dishes in the heart of the city in 1930’s. Since then the kathi rolls are one of the famous Indian street foods.
This recipe is just what you need on a cold winter night. Slow cooked lamb shanks smothered in a beautiful glossy sauce… absolutely stunning! Tender, falling-off-the-bone, it is a complete meal when served on a bed of mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.