A mango is ripe when you can smell its sweet fragrance.Read on!
Hearts of palm are ivory colored and similar in texture to bamboo shoots. They are usually about one inch in diameter and three inches long. Look for them in the canned vegetable section of your supermarket. Make sure you rinse them well after opening the can in order to remove excess salt.Read on!
Jicama is a root vegetable indigenous to Mexico. Once the light-brown skin is removed, its white color, sweet flavor, and crunchy texture can be readily enjoyed. Increase or decrease the chile powder in this salad depending on how spicy you like your food.Read on!
To know if an avocado is ripe, try to remove the stem nub. If it doesn’t come off easily, the avocado isn’t ready, so pick a different one. If it does come off easily, look at the hole left behind. If it looks bright green, the avocado is ripe and ready to eat. If you see any brown in the hole, the avocado will be brown inside as well.Read on!
The sprouts give this salad a crunchy texture and the kelp noodles lend a slightly salty flavor.Read on!
Where I lived on the island of Oahu, all the ingredients in this recipe were used in local restaurants. Although they are not all native to Hawaii (not even macadamias), the ingredients complement each other perfectly.Read on!
Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a highly versatile vegetable. Although it is used raw in this recipe, it can be cooked in just about every way possible. Celery root tastes like a combination of celery and parsley.Read on!
This is a tasty and healthful alternative to conventional coleslaws, which are typically loaded with mayonnaise and salt.Read on!
Fresh herbs make this gourmet salad exquisite. But don’t save it just for special occasions. Serve it frequently. What is stopping you from making your life one long, continuous special occasion?Read on!
Surprise everyone at Thanksgiving with this awesome recipe that’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and spicy. Just don’t tell them it’s healthy until after they’ve licked their plates clean.Read on!
Check the ingredient panel of different brands of chipotle chiles, as some have less sodium than others.Read on!
For this recipe to work properly, the berries must be ripe and sweet.Read on!
Tomatillos can be found in Latin markets year-round. Choose plump tomatillos with no soft spots. Bright green tomatillos will be tangier than the more yellow ones.Read on!
The combination of fresh and packaged tomatoes gives this sauce the right flavor and consistency. If only fresh tomatoes are used, the sauce does not become thick enough.Read on!