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!

August 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

July 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

June 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

May 2017:

Lemongrass

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

April 2017:

Eggplant

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:

March 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

February 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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