This bright and zesty cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the edamame appetizer. If you can’t find shiso leaves, a good substitute would be a combination of mint and basil.
Tip: Shiso is part of the mint family of plants and can come in either purple-red or green colours. Shiso is described as having a citrusy and herbaceous flavour with hints of mint, basil, anise, and cinnamon.
Pair with Edamame with Ginger Chili Dipping Sauce!
In large heatproof mug, place 2 tea bags and boiling water. Set aside so tea can steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and let tea cool.
In 2 tumbler glasses, divide julienned shiso and lemon and lime juices equally. With spoon, bruise shiso lightly. Fill each tumbler with ice, divide green tea and gin (if using) evenly between glasses, and stir lightly to combine. Garnish with an extra shiso leaf and serve.
This recipe is part of the Holiday Cocktail Party collection.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.
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