What’s In Season
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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