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Hatch pepper soup

Hatch peppers soup

Hatch pepper season came to an end. Too bad that it is so short, but on the other hand, there is more joy when they reappear each year. This is the beauty of seasonality that was so usual to our…

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

This salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a vitamin and antioxidant bomb, rich particularly in vitamin A and C. I absolutely love the colors and could eat it every single day. It is very…

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

I tried okra for the first time only two or three years ago and since then I cook okra dishes quite often because I really like it. In combination with red bell pepper, this dish is rich in vitamin C,…

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

I ate a similar dish in a Chinese hotel in Dili. It contained also deep-fried tofu and another green leafy vegetable, probably water spinach (kangkong). I loved it and re-created it, although not exactly the same way. Water spinach is…

Eggplant spread

Eggplant spread

This recipe was inspired by the Levantine dish called baba ganoush, but I modified it a little bit. I actually made it without looking at any recipe and only afterwards when I read a couple of them I noticed that…

Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes spread

Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes spread

This spread is an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat. It is also high in dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Both chickpeas and avocado…

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Although coconut saturated fat content is high, there is apparently no reason to be afraid of it or to avoid it. I talked to a doctor in East Timor where coconuts are abundant and commonly consumed. He told me that…

Refried red kidney beans

Refried red kidney beans

Refried beans are usually made out of pinto beans and I make them this way often. However, sometimes I use different kind of legumes, like red kidney beans here, black beans or even black, brown or green lentils. This dish…

Okra with lentils

Okra with lentils

This meal is an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, thiamin, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, lycopene, fiber and other beneficial nutrients. Okra is a delicious vegetable. I eat it at least every other week,…

Barley and red beans patties

Barley and red beans patties

These nutritionally dense patties are an excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They are high in thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and zinc. As they already contain barley, they do not have to be…