Chutney and Sauces

Olive Tapenade
Chutney, Chutney and Sauces

Walnut and Olive Tapenade

 

 Walnut and Olive Tapenade is the perfect accompaniment for hors-d’oeuvres, served in a small bowl, surrounded by tiny toasted bread slices/crunchy veggies or tossed with linguine or as spread for sandwiches. Olives Olives are an acquired taste for those who have not grown up with them. I, however, latched on […]

Vinaigrette
Vinaigrettes

Cashew-Butter Vinaigrette

 

 Cashew-Butter Vinaigrette – a simple rich vinaigrette that’s so good, you’ll end up licking the spoon! It can be put together in 5 minutes flat. A vinaigrette or vinaigrette dressing is a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings. The simple rule for a vinaigrette is to mix 1 part […]

Tomato Chutney
Chutney

Tomato Chutney

 

 Tomato Chutney, a staple in India, eaten with everything from dosas and idlis to parathas and even applied on toast. The luscious tomatoes dance with the sweet onions with a hint of heat and entirely slurp worthy. This Tomato Chutney recipe is so ridiculously simple and can be made in […]

Coconut Chutney
Chutney

Coconut Chutney

 

 The ubiquitous Coconut chutney – sweet and spicy and an absolute delight on the tongue. This is an Iron Chef dish with the coconut being the star ingredient. A hard to resist chutney even among an army of other chutneys. Heralds from South India, this is a perfect and a […]

Vinaigrettes

Cilantro Oil

 

 Being of Indian origin, I grew up with Cilantro as a garnish on pretty much everything, aside from making it a star in chutneys. The vegetable vendor would always give a small bunch of this beautiful herb for no cost, as a thanks for buying vegetables from him/her. All parts […]

Sauces

Dandelion Greens Pesto

 

 Who doesn’t like pesto? Basil, Spinach…. but Dandelion? I was introduced to these greens by Katy Osuna, a young, very talented chef and fellow alum of the International Culinary Center. She and I were finalists at the Michelin Star LUCE Intercontinental Culinary Clash 2016 and it was Katy’s recipes that […]

Sauces

Lemon Leek Sauce… versatile and so yum!

 

 Lemon Leek Sauce… versatile and so yum! At my house, the onion is an essential ingredient. Ok, that’s a mild description. Let’s try this again. If I ask my husband to make something to eat and he discovers we are out of onions, he would look like a desperate man […]