Brown rice is one of my favorite grains. It’s chewy, nutty, wholesome and delicious. It makes a healthful base for any meal, and preparing it at home is easy. I usually put a pot of brown rice on the stove before I do anything else in the kitchen, and by the time I’m done preparing the rest of the meal, the rice is ready! When I cook grains, I like to make enough for the meal I’m cooking with extra for lunch the next day.Read More›
Inspired by a delicious dressing at one of my favorite lunch spots in Westport, CT, I set out to make my own version of lemon garlic dressing. I love this dressing because it transforms a simple meal into something with bold character. I make a mason jar full of it and keep it in the fridge so I can easily add it to whatever I’m cooking, be it salads, sandwiches, grilled or roasted vegetables, tofu or roasted chicken. This recipe is simple and easy to make.Read More›
I love fennel, a nutritious flowering perennial herb that has a subtle anise aroma and flavor. Like many members of the carrot family, every part of the fennel plant is edible. This includes the crunchy and slightly sweet bulb, the green stems (which tend to be tougher in texture), and the herb’s thin and delicate leaves.Read More›
Over the past year, I have fallen in love with distilled white vinegar. My admiration is not due to its taste or somewhat pungent odor, but white vinegar’s incredible versatility as a cleaning agent, drain cleaner, an overly curious cat deterrent, and more.
In the heat and humidity of summer, I have found that a simple elixir of vinegar and distilled water is not only an excellent counter and sink cleaner, but also works wonders at keeping mildew at bay. This concoction is better for one’s health than store-bought all-purpose cleaners, even those labeled as “natural” and “non-toxic”.Read More›
Every summer when I was growing up, I would eagerly await the first bite of my mother’s delicious rhubarb crisp. Within hours of picking the vibrant red stalks from my aunt’s garden, she would transform them into this slightly tart seasonal treat. We’d enjoy it for dessert alongside vanilla ice cream or even by itself as a special breakfast delight.Read More›
Every week, we’ll be posting a sweet or savory recipe featuring produce from the Westport Farmer’s Market. This week, we’re excited to share a seasonal sauté of bok choy, turnip and dandelion greens, fresh chives with their flowers, and miso. The greens were grown by Sport Hill Farm, one of our favorite small farms located in my hometown of Easton, CT.
In addition to being delicious, this dish is loaded with wholesome nutrients.Read More›
We are happy to announce that the Westport Farmers’ Market is now in full swing every Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm until the beginning of November!
The Westport Farmers’ Market was founded 10 years ago by an inspiring and philanthropic duo: the late Paul Newman and Chef Michel Nischan. Arogya proudly became a vendor in 2007.Read More›
On a sizzling day last week, we created this easy and refreshing recipe for dairy-free Thai iced tea. It’s a healthier twist to traditional Thai iced tea, using coconut milk instead of condensed milk and raw honey or organic agave nectar instead of sugar. It’s also chemical free. You might notice the color of our Thai iced tea is not as red or orange as the tea you might order at a restaurant. That’s because the vibrant color we’ve grown familiar is a product of artificial food dye.
Coconut, consumed in moderation, is a good source ofRead More›