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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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