Have you ever heard of salicornia? Salicornia is a nutritious sea vegetable, also called sea beans or sea asparagus. It is a plant that grows in salty soil in shallow water along the shore. Its taste is crisp and crunchy with an intensely salty flavor. It’s high in protein and also a good source of vitamin A, calcium, and iron. You can eat it raw in a salad, steamed, or stir fried, like in my recipe. Make sure to not add extra salt when cooking with salicornia as it’s salty enough. Here I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to avoid making it too salty.
There are many ways to prepare cauliflower, but have you ever tried preparing a whole roasted cauliflower? This is a vegan side dish which is not only an amazing eye catcher, it’s also prepared with a lot of healthy ingredients. When it’s ready to serve, just slice it at the table like a cake.
These days I’ve been creating light dishes that are full of flavor. I had a nice jar of yellow tomato puree, and I wanted to build on its fine and delicate taste, full of Umami. I had several ideas and started cooking in my head – as I always do – while shopping, exercising, or picking up the kids. In fact, most of my recipes start in my head way before I start anything in the kitchen. Once in the kitchen, all these ideas come together and it’s not unusual for a recipe to be created in one session. In this dish, the combination of ginger, herbs, homemade stock, and yellow tomato sauce is so flavorful, you can eat it with any kind of fish or vegetable that you like. I steamed broccoli, spring onions, and carrots alongside oven baked codfish.
Chicken Curry is an all-time favorite in our house and full of Umami. Even the kids love to eat it. Recently I received some Kashmiri chili powder from a good friend in London, which is one of the most amazing mixtures I’ve tasted so far. The Kashmiri Chicken Curry turned out very nicely, a perfect flavor combination. You can serve it with rice, or for a carb-free alternative, with my Cauliflower Rice or Chickpea Flatbread (recipe to follow) as shown in the picture.
Especially after a long and cold winter, it’s important to boost your body with vitamins to help support a healthy metabolism for a fresh start into beautiful spring weather. Therefore, the combination of ginger and lemon is perfect. Your immune system will thank you if you start drinking this power smoothie regularly.