Naturally occurring ingredients contain various amounts of molecules called proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They also contain water and minerals. Cooking involves a manipulation of the chemical properties of these molecules.
Roasted okra and peppers and onions on quinoa. Raw okra is 90% water, 2% protein, 7% carbohydrates and negligible in fat. In a 100 gram amount, raw okra is rich (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) in dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, with moderate contents of thiamin, folate, and magnesium.
A pickled cucumber is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time, by either immersing the cucumbers in an acidic solution or through souring by lacto-fermentation.
We cook grass fed beef bones in a slow cooker for 48 hours to make a savory bone broth. After 40 hours we add carrots, onions, and celery (mirepoix) and simmer for the last 8 hours. To make this soup we added a bag of Trader Joe's Melodious Blend - green garbonzo beans and red and green lentils.