What’s In Season

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We adore browsing the farmer's markets and Asian markets in Atlanta for the freshest seasonal ingredients. Taking in all of the exotic produce, herbs and spices is so very inspiring! Every month we will feature a new seasonal ingredient to inspire you to create. And of course we'll post our own recipe for you to follow. Get shopping!

January 2018:

sweet potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

This year-round root vegetable comes in all colors, but the orange-hued sweet potato is the most popular by far. Sometimes call a yam, sweet potatoes are extremely versatile, used in so many dishes. In the winter, sweet potatoes are perfect for soups, or roasted as a side dish. They are also rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene. See the recipe below using this colorful veggie.

sweet potato noodles with tofu

Sweet Potato Noodles with Tofu and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Get out your Spiralizer for this healthy, vegetarian sweet potato noodle dish with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a spicy Asian peanut sauce! We made noodles out of the sweet potatoes and added in the veggies and tofu for protein. Click here to see the full recipe: Sweet Potato Noodles with Tofu and Spicy Peanut Sauce.

December 2017:

delicata squash

Delicata Squash

Deliciously sweet and seasonal delicata squash is amazing when roasted. You can eat the entire gourd, skin and all! It comes in all shapes and sizes. This winter squash variety differs from other types due to its soft texture -- unlike winter squash, such as butternut and spaghetti squash, the delicata squash is easily chopped and sliced.  See the recipe below using these beautiful and sweet delicata squash.

stuffed delicata squash

Delicata Squash Stuffed with Turkey and Brown Rice

This deliciously sweet delicata squash is amazing roasted, so why not stuff it with the goodness of ground turkey and brown rice?  You don't even have to peel it, the entire squash is edible! We used lots of sautéed veggies like chopped kale, bell peppers, and herbs. Click here to see the full recipe: Delicata Squash Stuffed with Turkey and Brown Rice

November 2017:

purple potatoes

Purple Potatoes

These gorgeous purple-hued potatoes are so versatile for your fall menu. Roast them in the oven with garlic for a sweet side dish, or make a colorful creamy soup! On a very healthy note, these purple beauties contain high antioxidant levels which is good for fighting cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and scores of other potential ailments in our bodies. See the recipe below with these beautiful purple potatoes.

potato cauliflower soup

Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup

It’s purple pandemonium over here with these gorgeous purple-hued veggies! We’ve roasted up a variety of purple potatoes along with purple cauliflower, tossed in some carrots, onions, garlic, and fennel, to make this hearty, healthy soup for fall. This soup will definitely warm your belly! Eat your purple, peeps! Click here to see the full recipe: Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup

October 2017:

rainbow carrots

Colorful Carrots

The fall harvest is here, and at the top of our ingredients list are colorful rainbow carrots! Carrots are one of the world's healthiest foods, loaded with nutrients. Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which of course improves your eyesight. But this crunchy super food can also help prevent cancer, improve your skin, and slow down aging. Pick up a bunch at your local farmer's market! See the recipe below with this colorful vegetable!

roasted rainbow carrots

Asian-Spiced Roasted Rainbow Carrots

These gorgeous Asian-Spiced Roasted Rainbow Carrots pop with color, are so flavorful and roast easily in the oven. The sauce is sweet and spicy, a combination of soy sauce, red chili paste, maple syrup, sesame oil, and lime. This awesome sauce can also be used as a marinade for chicken, shrimp, or fish! Click here to see the full recipe: Asian-Spiced Roasted Rainbow Carrots

September 2017:

watermelon radishRainbow Radish

There's no radish more beautiful than rainbow radish, also known as watermelon radish. It's exterior is creamy white, but inside it's so colorful with circular striations of pink and magenta. The rainbow radish is also loaded with vitamin C, especially when eaten raw. Makes a great ingredient for salads! See the recipe below with this super healthy root vegetable!

mushroom radish salad yuzu dressing

Mushroom and Radish Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette

Here's the perfect summer salad! These gorgeous shaved rainbow radishes are the star in this salad, combined with thinly sliced button mushrooms and zesty vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is made with Japanese yuzu juice, a sour citrus fruit used both for its juice and its aromatic rind. Click here to see the full recipe: Mushroom and Radish Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette

August 2017:

purple cauliflowerPurple Cauliflower

Gorgeous purple cauliflower is milder, sweeter and nuttier than the standard white version. It’s also loaded with vitamin C, calcium and potassium! See the recipe below with this super healthy ingredient! Purple cauliflower has antioxidants and sulfur compounds that help your body get rid of the toxins that can damage cells and increase the risk of cancer. See the recipe below with this super healthy ingredient!

shrimp sambal with cauliflower

Shrimp Sambal with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Here's a quick dinner dish that will become a family fave! Shrimp Sambal is a classic Malaysian dish, but ours is not your typical shrimp sambal recipe! We've roasted gorgeous purple cauliflower and chickpeas for texture, and added lots of veggies and herbs for flavor. Click here to see the full recipe: Shrimp Sambal with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

July 2017:

Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy is a variation of Chinese cabbage featuring smooth, dark green leaf blades. Bok choy contains glucosinolates. These compounds have been reported to prevent cancer in small doses. Not only are they very low in calories, but they are a great source of vitamins A, C and K. Baby bok choy is so easy to prepare, it wilts very quickly when cooked and can be eaten raw as well. See the recipe below with this super healthy ingredient!

Seared Chili Scallops with Baby Bok Choy

Scallops are quick-cooking, tender and mild, and go well over just about any vegetable, like delicate baby bok choy. We seared them and plopped them on top of these healthy wilted greens.  The colors are just beautiful from the fresh basil and mint, and the pop of color and heat from the Thai chili peppers.  Click here to see the full recipe:  Seared Chili Scallops with Baby Bok Choy

June 2017:


This awesome herb is used extensively in Asian cuisine, but also medicinally. Native to the Philippines, lemongrass can be dried and powdered, or most commonly, used fresh. It’s the perfect fragrant herb for soups, teas, and curry dishes and goes well with all proteins. We typically pound out the white parts and discard the thick green stems. See the recipe below with lemongrass as one of the star ingredients!

Chinese Curry Chicken

It’s the Chinese New Year — the "Year of the Rooster" — and we’re celebrating with this traditional, Chinese Curry Chicken dish that will melt in your mouth!  Cooked with chicken thighs, lemongrass sticks, and a little heat from dried chili peppers, it’s a one-pot meal that’s a cinch to prepare!  Click here to see the full recipe:  Chinese Curry Chicken

May 2017:


Often know as “aubergine," the eggplant is traditionally an egg-shaped, glossy purple fruit with white flesh and a meaty texture. However, eggplant comes in different varieties, shapes, and colors, like these tubular Chinese eggplants. When raw it is somewhat bitter tasting, but when cooked it becomes tender and rich in flavor. Eggplant is low in fat which allows for so much versatility when using in healthy dishes. See the recipe below for a delicious and healthy eggplant recipe!

Spicy Szechuan Chicken & Eggplant

These incredibly gorgeous Chinese eggplants are the star of this spicy Szechuan dish. It’s loaded with healthy vegetables and chicken for protein, with a sauce that’s sweet and a touch spicy from the samba oelek (red chili paste).  Serve with a side of rice and you’ve got one great meal!  Click here to see the full recipe:

April 2017:

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, you either love ‘em or hate ‘em!  Listen up – these baby cabbages are absolutely delicious if prepared properly!  Please don’t boil them or buy them frozen because they just won’t taste good at all!  Crisp them up in the oven or pan fry them with Asian spices for a memorable side dish.  Loaded with Vitamin C and K, this veggie provides healthy nutrients.  Great recipe below using this seasonal ingredient!

Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts

Oh, the joy of brussels sprouts! These tasty mini-cabbages are adored, and yet so despised. They clearly don’t get the respect they deserve! We love this recipe because while caramelized the brussels still have a nice kick — sweet and fiery at the same time! Roasted in the oven, pan fried, or uncooked shaved and tossed in a salad, they are versatile, healthy, and loaded with nutrients!  Click here to see the full recipe: Spicy Asian Brussels Sprouts

March 2017:

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is so abundant this time of year! Also known as butternut pumpkin in Australia and New Zealand, this versatile squash becomes sweeter and richer when ripened, especially roasted. It's so tasty and healthy!  See below for our latest recipe featuring this delicious ingredient: Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip

I love this time of year! The chill in the air, the colorful leaves, and cooking with my favorite squash varieties! Here's a yummy butternut squash dip that's so versatile.  Click here to see the full recipe: Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip

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