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

Mushrooms With Ground Coriander And Cilantro

Here is a very fast and flavorful side-dish that I learned from my mother. There’s quite a lot of ground coriander in this recipe, but the combination of flavors works very well. This dish takes about 15 minutes to prepare

Mushrooms With Ground Coriander And Cilantro

Here is a very fast and flavorful side-dish that I learned from my mother. There’s quite a lot of ground coriander in this recipe, but the combination of flavors works very well. This dish takes about 15 minutes to prepare

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

Gigi's Easy and Slimming Celery Soup

Gigi’s Easy And Slimming Celery Soup

Celery has to be one of my least favorite vegetables raw; however, once cooked, I adore the it. My mother-in-law introduced me to this soup. It is one of her creations. I love that it’s super healthy and so delicious. I

Gigi's Easy and Slimming Celery Soup

Gigi’s Easy And Slimming Celery Soup

Celery has to be one of my least favorite vegetables raw; however, once cooked, I adore the it. My mother-in-law introduced me to this soup. It is one of her creations. I love that it’s super healthy and so delicious. I

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