Last Night's Stuffed Peppers

Last Night's Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers, also known as capsicums in many places formerly colonized by Britain, but not to be confused with sweet peppers - a less pungent variety of the capsicum annuum species. The name “pepper” is in fact a misnomer attributed to Christopher Columbus, who wrongfully labeled them as pepper when he brought the capsicum seeds to Europe from their native Central American environment. 

Fresh Cucumber and Apple Salad

Fresh Cucumber and Apple Salad

Cucumbers are a member of the gourd family, which means they technically belong to the same botanical family as melons and squashes. Though melons and squashes all have a range of good nutrients, this particular gourd doesn’t have as much to offer nutritionally and is mainly known for its low calorie and hydrating properties. 

Quick Eggplant Curry

Quick Eggplant Curry

Known as aubergines to many foreigners, the eggplant is a delicate, tropical perennial fruit (not vegetable!). Different varieties of the plant produce fruit of different size, shape, and color - though typically dark purple it is not uncommon to find white or even green eggplants. The raw fruit can have a somewhat bitter taste, but becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor.