Eat Clean: Roasted Baby Carrots with Coriander Yogurt – Chef Tess ward is back with another delicious recipe to keep you healthy this winter! This week she shows us how to make roasted baby carrots with coriander yogurt. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 50 minutes Ingredients 17 1/2 oz baby carrots 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted […]
Category: Fusion Cooking
Try fusion cooking if you’re tired of eating the same kind of food day-in and day-out. Fusion cooking allows you to mix and match ingredients, cooking styles, and recipes, and come up with your own version of a dish.
If you’re in a foreign country and craving for some familiar food, you can take the local foods and vegetables and cook them in your native style. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian or just a picky eater who doesn’t eat certain foods, spices, or vegetables like garlic or onion, you can omit those ingredients and substitute with those you like, and come up with a healthy dish.
This is also your chance to explore and include some of the nutritious ingredients that you wouldn’t normally use, such as olive oil, olives, and herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, and different kinds of cheese (if you usually make Indian food).
This kind of creative cooking is particularly important for vegetarians and vegans because so much of the mainstream food is “off the plate” so to speak; but you can definitely use some of the ingredients and culinary styles to create a vegetarian or vegan version.
Trying different styles and ingredients also makes cooking so much more interesting! Of course, it requires a lot of experimentation to come up with something that’s tasty and worth serving to your family and friends; but it’s time well-spent, because in the process, you learn a lot, and expand your culinary skills and your repertoire of recipes.
Here are some Indian fusion recipes that I have created by adapting the originals to my liking. Try them and let me know what you think.
Eat Clean: Farro with Radishes and Herb – In this episode of Eat Clean Chef Tess Ward shows you that eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring and makes farro with radishes and herbs. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 8 radishes 3 spring onions 4 1/3 oz farro or spelt grains 2-3 tsp […]
Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Winter Leaves – In this episode of Eat Clean chef Tess Ward shows you how to make a healthy roasted cauliflower salad with winter leaves, a perfect dish eat clean this season. Servings: 4 Cooking Time 30 minutes Ingredients 1 cup white quinoa 1/2 large cauliflower 30 g kale 2 […]
Making a Tasty, Healthy Salad Dressing – Julieanna Hever, author of the “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition”, shows host Judy Greer how to make a healthy, oil-free salad dressing from scratch. Ingredients 2/3-1 cup water 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup sesame tahini paste 2-3 tbsp tamari (or Bragg’s amino acids or […]
Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup – Creamy avocado and refreshing cucumber come together to make this quick and effortless meal in only moments, for the perfect summertime supper or light side. This is a quick and easy vegetarian and vegan soup. You can use ginger instead of garlic for a no-garlic version. Servings: 4-6 Cooking Time: […]
Strawberry and Tomato Salsa Recipe – Looking for the perfect salsa recipe? In this episode of We Heart Food, we give the classic dip an interesting twist with the addition of strawberries. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 7 oz strawberries 4 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped fine, 1 tsp garlic, […]