Tori (zucchini) is something that is made in my mother’s kitchen practically every other day. The sweet, mild flavors of this squash are enhanced by the addition of a hint of spices as is so in this recipe.
Okra/bhindi is a really popular Indian dish and can be prepared in many ways. Here is a simple stir-fried recipe for bhindi which is really easy to make.
Tomato chokha is a roasted/ spicy version of a Trinidadian salsa. It is really easy to make and tasted great with roasted tomatoes but you can even use overripe regular tomatoes if you don’t have time to roast them.
Here is Maggi’s recipe for her chokha.
Maggi makes the most unbelievable Trinidadian food. Her recipes are simple and really tasty.
Here is a dish called “Boil n’ Fry” Sweet potato which can be eaten with rice or roti. It is extra yummy when topped with “Chokha” which is a spicy tomato salad.
My mother-in-law makes the best potato salad ever!
It is chock-full of vegetables and really super tasty. Here is her simple recipe.
This might be one of my all time favorite soups! Passang makes this really simple, flavorful Tibetan version of chicken soup which has a really nice hit of spice to it.
She hand makes fresh noodles and adds them in but in my lazy version however I use any broad flat noodles or pasta I can find.
I find that glass noodles or any broad pasta works really well. You can vary the leafy greens you add in the soup. I use anything from spinach, boy choy, swiss chard to kale.
I had the best tomato soup recently at my friend Stephanie’s home.
It was so yummy and bursting with fresh flavors of basil and tomato.
She used a really simple recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. I recreated the soup the very next day at home and it was a super hit.
You can choose to reduce the amount of cream in this soup or even use milk instead. This soup freezes really well so whip up a big batch and freeze some of it for later.