Along with main course, we often want something sharp and spicy to complement the subtle flavor of the primary serving. That's where pickles play an important role in satisfying our taste buds. There are literally thousands of varieties of pickles used in different cuisines around the globe. We're going to list some of the best and popular pickles used in different cultures. You may be familiar with some of them while others may be completely alien to you. Almost all of these pickles can be kept for long time in airtight containers. Two of my favorites are also included in the following list. Most of these pickles use vinegar as a preservative to prolong the shelf life. So, here we go!
By Shoshanna Lee On Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It's one of the easiest and tastiest classic Italian pasta preparations popular around the globe. We're going to make it today with very subtle changes in the original recipe. Fresh herbs and good cheese is the key to make a good pasta preparation. I prefer to make a slightly less cheesier version with toned down spice quotient which is preferred by my family members. You can definitely adjust the ingredients as per your needs. I've added boiled peas in this recipe which can be omitted altogether. Make extra servings of this one as it's without any doubt, lip smacking good. So, let's get started and make this delicious pasta serving full of goodness and taste. For a vegan version, replace pancetta with tofu.
By Shoshanna Lee On Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It's time to dig in to something sweet and delightful that can liven up our taste buds. We're going to make raspberry tart with some nuts to give it a nice texture from within. Believe it or not, a good tart baking tin is a must for getting the best results. Rest depends on how good is the tart base and your baking skills. One can add different types of berries in this tart to experiment with the flavor. If you don't like nuts, you can remove them completely. You can also experiment a bit with the custard base to induce your very own flavors. Once it is ready, your family members will push you to stop waiting for it to cool down to the room temperature. Let's prepare this divine recipe for our loved ones, now.
By Shoshanna Lee On Friday, September 18, 2015
One of the healthiest soups is made with broccoli and that's what we are going to make today. This one is a bit spicy which can be moderated at will. Though I've made it with broccoli, you can add bottle gourd as well. You can keep the consistency of pureed broccoli either very coarse or completely smooth. You can easily refrigerate this soup for up to a day. Do not hesitate in adding finely chopped broccoli as garnish before serving. Leftovers of this soup can be concentrated with added cheese or butter and can be used as a dip. Garnish of calendula petals used here is completely optional and can be replaced with your preferred one. Let's make this nutritious soup preparation made with fresh pureed broccoli.
By Shoshanna Lee On Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Let's make a unique bean curd preparation which can be relished anytime of the day. Apart from making tofu strips, the recipe itself can be prepared in quick time. Although, the fried version is comparatively much easier to make, I prefer to cook the regular version which requires a little care to avoid breaking of strips. Refrigerate strips for a while before tossing in the wok. Needless to say, addition of local seasonal veggies can liven up this recipe. Excessive tossing and stirring the strips can ruin the entire preparation. As always, you are free to moderate the spice as per your taste. To make a slightly different version, add flavored yogurt in it. Get ready to quickly make this delicious tofu strips recipe.
By Shoshanna Lee On Friday, September 11, 2015
Combination of white meat and mushroom always transforms into a delicious serving. Let's prepare a quick chicken preparation flavored prominently with Chinese black vinegar and enhanced with addition of wood ear mushrooms. Use boneless chicken to get the best results and prepare it fresh just before serving. Leftovers of this tasty recipe can be included in shredded form in a bowl of hot and spicy stew. If wood ear mushrooms are not available, toss in the regular button mushroom variety. Duck meat can also be prepared using the same methodology. Prepare this tasty recipe on a high flame else mushrooms will break completely. So, pick up your wok and make this hot chicken recipe.