Salmon With Red Bell-Pepper, Walnuts And Herbs

Salmon With Red Bell Pepper, Walnuts, And Herbs

  Here is my simple, yet show-offy recipe for red bell pepper-walnut-herb salmon. It takes 15 minutes of prep-time and 20 minutes to roast in the oven. I roast the salmon at a lower temperature because it keeps the it

Salmon With Red Bell-Pepper, Walnuts And Herbs

Salmon With Red Bell Pepper, Walnuts, And Herbs

  Here is my simple, yet show-offy recipe for red bell pepper-walnut-herb salmon. It takes 15 minutes of prep-time and 20 minutes to roast in the oven. I roast the salmon at a lower temperature because it keeps the it

Poached Egg And Stewed Lacinato Kale on Polenta With Chili-Butter

Poached Egg And Stewed Lacinato Kale on Polenta With Chili-Butter

  Here, I’ve combined 4 things I love: poached eggs, polenta, stewed lacinato (Tuscan) kale, and chili butter. For me it’s a combination made in heaven, especially when the polenta soaks up the egg yolk….yum! This is a great brunch

Poached Egg And Stewed Lacinato Kale on Polenta With Chili-Butter

Poached Egg And Stewed Lacinato Kale on Polenta With Chili-Butter

  Here, I’ve combined 4 things I love: poached eggs, polenta, stewed lacinato (Tuscan) kale, and chili butter. For me it’s a combination made in heaven, especially when the polenta soaks up the egg yolk….yum! This is a great brunch

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

Eggplant And Portabella Mushrooms Marsala Over Polenta

Eggplant And Portabella Mushroom Marsala Over Polenta

Here’s another meat-free dish. I was looking for a way to make a vegetarian polenta dish topped with something hearty and saucy. I came up with an eggplant-portabella mushroom stir-fry with a marsala-soy sauce. I never grew up eating polenta

Eggplant And Portabella Mushrooms Marsala Over Polenta

Eggplant And Portabella Mushroom Marsala Over Polenta

Here’s another meat-free dish. I was looking for a way to make a vegetarian polenta dish topped with something hearty and saucy. I came up with an eggplant-portabella mushroom stir-fry with a marsala-soy sauce. I never grew up eating polenta

Lemon-Dill Panko Breaded Cod With Green Cabbage-Mint Salad

This is an easy mid-week recipe that is pleasing for the whole family. My kids often ask for fish sticks, but I don’t like all the ingredients in the store brands. Homemade fish-sticks are easy. When you serve it with

Lemon-Dill Panko Breaded Cod With Green Cabbage-Mint Salad

This is an easy mid-week recipe that is pleasing for the whole family. My kids often ask for fish sticks, but I don’t like all the ingredients in the store brands. Homemade fish-sticks are easy. When you serve it with

Red Lentil Soup with Curry and Black Pepper

My relative, Silva Nakashian, made my mother and I this delicious soup when I was about 18! It was so yummy that we asked for the recipe. I’ve been making this soup ever since. It’s really quite simple. On rainy

Red Lentil Soup with Curry and Black Pepper

My relative, Silva Nakashian, made my mother and I this delicious soup when I was about 18! It was so yummy that we asked for the recipe. I’ve been making this soup ever since. It’s really quite simple. On rainy

Ratatouille – Eggplant, Zucchini, Green Pepper Stew

My family has been trying to eat more vegetarian these days, at least four times a week. There are so many versions of Ratatouille. Here is my version. I started adding a bit of vinegar at the end after my

Ratatouille – Eggplant, Zucchini, Green Pepper Stew

My family has been trying to eat more vegetarian these days, at least four times a week. There are so many versions of Ratatouille. Here is my version. I started adding a bit of vinegar at the end after my

Butternut Squash Pasta With Radicchio, Lacinato Kale, and Pine Nuts

Butternut Squash Pasta With Radicchio, Lacinato Kale, and Pine Nuts

I’ve been making versions of this pasta for years. I love the bitterness of radicchio lettuce. Lacinato kale is my favorite green. The butternut squash makes the dish more complex, and the garlicky breadcrumbs with pine nuts adds a lovely texture. This

Butternut Squash Pasta With Radicchio, Lacinato Kale, and Pine Nuts

Butternut Squash Pasta With Radicchio, Lacinato Kale, and Pine Nuts

I’ve been making versions of this pasta for years. I love the bitterness of radicchio lettuce. Lacinato kale is my favorite green. The butternut squash makes the dish more complex, and the garlicky breadcrumbs with pine nuts adds a lovely texture. This

Roast Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) and Mint-Garlic-Lemon Dressing

A few years ago, I had an amazing Jerusalem artichoke dish cooked with mint that my talented mother-in-law made. I immediately fell in love with this root. Before this, I’d only ever eaten it pickled. You have to try pickled

Roast Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) and Mint-Garlic-Lemon Dressing

A few years ago, I had an amazing Jerusalem artichoke dish cooked with mint that my talented mother-in-law made. I immediately fell in love with this root. Before this, I’d only ever eaten it pickled. You have to try pickled

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

Prague and Český Krumlov

Prague and Český Krumlov

About a week after arriving in Istanbul, my husband and I took a four-day trip to Prague and Český Krumlov, a lovely medieval town less than three-hours-drive from Prague. The kids stayed with the grandparents in Istanbul, and we met

Prague and Český Krumlov

Prague and Český Krumlov

About a week after arriving in Istanbul, my husband and I took a four-day trip to Prague and Český Krumlov, a lovely medieval town less than three-hours-drive from Prague. The kids stayed with the grandparents in Istanbul, and we met

Garlic, Basil, and Crushed Red pepper pasta

Garlic, Basil and Crushed Red Pepper Pasta

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe. I usually have all these ingredients at home (except for maybe the basil). If I don’t want to go to the store, and I’m feeling like a simple yet tasty meal,

Garlic, Basil, and Crushed Red pepper pasta

Garlic, Basil and Crushed Red Pepper Pasta

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe. I usually have all these ingredients at home (except for maybe the basil). If I don’t want to go to the store, and I’m feeling like a simple yet tasty meal,

Charred Corn Salad With Avocado-Sour Cream Dressing

My children love fresh corn. Now that corn is in season, grilled corn is on rotation, whether it’s on the cob or in a salad. I came up with this simple charred corn salad, which gets its creaminess from the

Charred Corn Salad With Avocado-Sour Cream Dressing

My children love fresh corn. Now that corn is in season, grilled corn is on rotation, whether it’s on the cob or in a salad. I came up with this simple charred corn salad, which gets its creaminess from the

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

Best ever left-over chicken sandwich with yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon and garlic spread

Best Ever Left-over Chicken Sandwich With Yogurt, Mayonnaise, Lemon and Garlic Spread

If you have left over chicken, you must try this sandwich! You can use pita bread or any type of bread you like, as long as you put a big dollop of this garlicky yogurt spread inside. It’s super easy

Best ever left-over chicken sandwich with yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon and garlic spread

Best Ever Left-over Chicken Sandwich With Yogurt, Mayonnaise, Lemon and Garlic Spread

If you have left over chicken, you must try this sandwich! You can use pita bread or any type of bread you like, as long as you put a big dollop of this garlicky yogurt spread inside. It’s super easy

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

Vietnamese (ish) Chicken Wings

Like so many others, I was inspired to make these chicken wings after tasting Pok Pok’s mouth wateringly delicious wings in Portland, Oregon. I wanted to re-create the recipe at home. I ran across a recipe which included maple syrup

Vietnamese (ish) Chicken Wings

Like so many others, I was inspired to make these chicken wings after tasting Pok Pok’s mouth wateringly delicious wings in Portland, Oregon. I wanted to re-create the recipe at home. I ran across a recipe which included maple syrup

Beijing street food: Uyghur style kebabs (Yangrou Chuanr) and Tiger Salad (Laohu Cai)

Beijing summer nights for me meant that it was street food season. The nights were warm, and it felt good to be outside after a long Beijing winter. Some restaurants would do brisk business by putting plastic tables and chairs

Beijing street food: Uyghur style kebabs (Yangrou Chuanr) and Tiger Salad (Laohu Cai)

Beijing summer nights for me meant that it was street food season. The nights were warm, and it felt good to be outside after a long Beijing winter. Some restaurants would do brisk business by putting plastic tables and chairs

Cod With Carrots And Leeks

My mother in-law has a huge repertoire of delicious vegetarian side dishes. I love her sautéed leeks and carrots dish, which is sweet and lemony. I thought the flavors would be a perfect accompaniment to cod. This dish is light

Cod With Carrots And Leeks

My mother in-law has a huge repertoire of delicious vegetarian side dishes. I love her sautéed leeks and carrots dish, which is sweet and lemony. I thought the flavors would be a perfect accompaniment to cod. This dish is light