Category Archives: ARMENIAN/MIDDLE-EASTERN DISHES

Two Sisters On A Boat Mucver – Zucchini Fritters Version II

  Over the summer, my family and I took a trip to Kaş, a lovely seaside town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. My most memorable day of the trip was on a boat that took us along the coast to

Two Sisters On A Boat Mucver – Zucchini Fritters Version II

  Over the summer, my family and I took a trip to Kaş, a lovely seaside town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. My most memorable day of the trip was on a boat that took us along the coast to

Zucchini Fritter Muffins

My clever mother-in-law has a wonderful recipe for baked zucchini fritters. These are usually fried. Instead of frying, she bakes them in a muffin pan. I really like this presentation. Not only is it healthier than frying, it’s cute and

Zucchini Fritter Muffins

My clever mother-in-law has a wonderful recipe for baked zucchini fritters. These are usually fried. Instead of frying, she bakes them in a muffin pan. I really like this presentation. Not only is it healthier than frying, it’s cute and

Dolma With Swiss Chard

This dolma recipe is a different take on the more traditional dolma made with vine leaves. Both versions are great, but this version is less briny. I love Swiss chard, as it’s delicious and super healthy. Dolma is a popular

Dolma With Swiss Chard

This dolma recipe is a different take on the more traditional dolma made with vine leaves. Both versions are great, but this version is less briny. I love Swiss chard, as it’s delicious and super healthy. Dolma is a popular

Jerusalem Artichokes With Mint And Lemon

What a great side dish this is with roast chicken or fish. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, which I loved from first taste. The ingredients are absolutely perfect together. Mint and lemon are heavenly together. Add this to the

Jerusalem Artichokes With Mint And Lemon

What a great side dish this is with roast chicken or fish. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, which I loved from first taste. The ingredients are absolutely perfect together. Mint and lemon are heavenly together. Add this to the

Zucchini Beef Stew With Mint And Dill

This is my simple weeknight go to recipe for my family that’s both nutritious and delicious. I love zucchini with dill and mint. The dill is fresh and the mint is dried. This whole meal only take about 15 minutes

Zucchini Beef Stew With Mint And Dill

This is my simple weeknight go to recipe for my family that’s both nutritious and delicious. I love zucchini with dill and mint. The dill is fresh and the mint is dried. This whole meal only take about 15 minutes

Momma Anita’s Armenian Eggplant and Spiced Beef Casserole (Batlijanov Tava)

This eggplant and spiced beef casserole is one of my mother’s signature dishes. It’s an old Urfa Armenian recipe we call batlijanov tava, passed down from generation to generation.  It’s nice to retain these recipes so that future generations of

Momma Anita’s Armenian Eggplant and Spiced Beef Casserole (Batlijanov Tava)

This eggplant and spiced beef casserole is one of my mother’s signature dishes. It’s an old Urfa Armenian recipe we call batlijanov tava, passed down from generation to generation.  It’s nice to retain these recipes so that future generations of

Cannellini Bean Stew With Lamb

  This dish is so hearty and soothing on a cold winter’s day. It’s a simple dish to make, but you need to be sure to soak the beans over night. I serve this dish with rice, along with a

Cannellini Bean Stew With Lamb

  This dish is so hearty and soothing on a cold winter’s day. It’s a simple dish to make, but you need to be sure to soak the beans over night. I serve this dish with rice, along with a

Minty Yogurt Soup With Bulgur Meatballs

Minty Yogurt Soup With Bulgur Meatballs

Today I felt like a hearty soup with flavors from my childhood. My mother-in-law made a yogurt soup with chickpeas a month ago, and it was perfectly delicious. I wanted to Make the same yogurt soup but with bulgur meatballs

Minty Yogurt Soup With Bulgur Meatballs

Minty Yogurt Soup With Bulgur Meatballs

Today I felt like a hearty soup with flavors from my childhood. My mother-in-law made a yogurt soup with chickpeas a month ago, and it was perfectly delicious. I wanted to Make the same yogurt soup but with bulgur meatballs

Momma Anita's Armenian Eggplant and Pomegranate Salad

Momma Anita’s Armenian Eggplant And Pomegranate Salad

If my mother has a pomegranate handy, she’ll pop some seeds into one of her lovely salads.  Here is one salad she’s made since I was little.  She tells me that it’s a traditional Armenian salad. It’s a super easy

Momma Anita's Armenian Eggplant and Pomegranate Salad

Momma Anita’s Armenian Eggplant And Pomegranate Salad

If my mother has a pomegranate handy, she’ll pop some seeds into one of her lovely salads.  Here is one salad she’s made since I was little.  She tells me that it’s a traditional Armenian salad. It’s a super easy

Parsley Omelet Fritters - Ejjeh

Parsley Omelet Fritters – Ejjeh

Here is a simple and healthy recipe that I learned from my mother, who learned from her mother, and so on. We call it Ejjeh, or Egeh (I have no idea how to spell it) in the old country. To

Parsley Omelet Fritters - Ejjeh

Parsley Omelet Fritters – Ejjeh

Here is a simple and healthy recipe that I learned from my mother, who learned from her mother, and so on. We call it Ejjeh, or Egeh (I have no idea how to spell it) in the old country. To

Walnut-Honey Spread with Kaymak (Clotted Cream)

Indulgent Breakfast: Walnut-Honey Spread With Kaymak (Or Clotted Cream)

On a recent trip to Istanbul, my husband and I were fortunate to eat at the popular all-day breakfast restaurant called Van Kahvaltı Evi. Van is a city in eastern Turkey, and this place serves breakfast that is typical of

Walnut-Honey Spread with Kaymak (Clotted Cream)

Indulgent Breakfast: Walnut-Honey Spread With Kaymak (Or Clotted Cream)

On a recent trip to Istanbul, my husband and I were fortunate to eat at the popular all-day breakfast restaurant called Van Kahvaltı Evi. Van is a city in eastern Turkey, and this place serves breakfast that is typical of

Armenian bulgur salad - eech

Armenian Warm Bulgur Salad With Vine Leaves – Eech

I absolutely love this dish for many reasons. It’s fast, it’s a healthy vegetarian option, it’s delicious, and my children surprisingly love it! It’s not really a salad. It’s more of a fried rice type dish, only made with bulgur

Armenian bulgur salad - eech

Armenian Warm Bulgur Salad With Vine Leaves – Eech

I absolutely love this dish for many reasons. It’s fast, it’s a healthy vegetarian option, it’s delicious, and my children surprisingly love it! It’s not really a salad. It’s more of a fried rice type dish, only made with bulgur

Zucchini With Onions and Allspice and Labne With Olive Oil

My Vegetarian Lunch Favorites Eaten With Pita Bread: Zucchini With Onions and Allspice and Labne With Olive Oil

This is a super healthy lunch I make myself sometimes, and both dishes can also be a lovely accompaniment to any meal. I don’t even use any utensils for these dishes. I just scoop up mouthfuls with pieces of pita

Zucchini With Onions and Allspice and Labne With Olive Oil

My Vegetarian Lunch Favorites Eaten With Pita Bread: Zucchini With Onions and Allspice and Labne With Olive Oil

This is a super healthy lunch I make myself sometimes, and both dishes can also be a lovely accompaniment to any meal. I don’t even use any utensils for these dishes. I just scoop up mouthfuls with pieces of pita

2 divine speads: Carrot with yogurt and dill and Muhammara

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

My carrot spread and muhammara are perfect appetizers for when guests come over. Let’s start with the carrot spread. My mother in-law makes this Turkish spread, or a version of it, that instantly took me back to a carrot salad

2 divine speads: Carrot with yogurt and dill and Muhammara

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

My carrot spread and muhammara are perfect appetizers for when guests come over. Let’s start with the carrot spread. My mother in-law makes this Turkish spread, or a version of it, that instantly took me back to a carrot salad

Green Beans With Tomato And Olive Oil – Fasulia

This simple vegetarian recipe is on rotation in our home. I love it when I want something without meat that’s not too heavy. There are so many variations of this middle eastern dish. Many like to make the stew in

Green Beans With Tomato And Olive Oil – Fasulia

This simple vegetarian recipe is on rotation in our home. I love it when I want something without meat that’s not too heavy. There are so many variations of this middle eastern dish. Many like to make the stew in

Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Lemon And Cilantro

Lemony Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Cilantro

This is a soup that I loved from the very first taste. It’s a Lebanese soup that I was introduced to by a friend of my mother’s. When it’s cold outside and I want a mega healthy and delicious soup

Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Lemon And Cilantro

Lemony Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Cilantro

This is a soup that I loved from the very first taste. It’s a Lebanese soup that I was introduced to by a friend of my mother’s. When it’s cold outside and I want a mega healthy and delicious soup

Lentils And Rice With Carmelized Onions – Mujedereh

Here is another super quick and easy vegan recipe that you can round-up with a few ingredients.  I always seem to have these in my pantry. I often make this when I want something vegetarian,  and I don’t feel like

Lentils And Rice With Carmelized Onions – Mujedereh

Here is another super quick and easy vegan recipe that you can round-up with a few ingredients.  I always seem to have these in my pantry. I often make this when I want something vegetarian,  and I don’t feel like

Red Lentil and Bulgur Patties – Vospov Kofte

This is Armenian peasant food at its healthiest! It’s also a popular dish for lent. I think it’s the perfect vegetarian meal. I make patties with a combination of red lentils, bulgur wheat and fried onions. Traditionally, you put a

Red Lentil and Bulgur Patties – Vospov Kofte

This is Armenian peasant food at its healthiest! It’s also a popular dish for lent. I think it’s the perfect vegetarian meal. I make patties with a combination of red lentils, bulgur wheat and fried onions. Traditionally, you put a