Posts Tagged: garlic

Spiralized Cucumber and Armenian String Cheese Salad With Basil Dressing

Like many others, I recently caught the spiralizer food craze. It’s been fun coming up with the myriad of spiralized dish possibilities. After testing different versions, I came up with this yummy cucumber salad with Armenian braided string cheese. It

Spiralized Cucumber and Armenian String Cheese Salad With Basil Dressing

Like many others, I recently caught the spiralizer food craze. It’s been fun coming up with the myriad of spiralized dish possibilities. After testing different versions, I came up with this yummy cucumber salad with Armenian braided string cheese. It

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Cumin-Paprika Braised Lamb With Couscous And Roasted Eggplant With Garlicky Yogurt

Some of my best memories from my Beijing Days were eating yangrou chuanr (lamb kebabs on sticks) and drinking beer on plastic tables and chairs on hot summer nights. They were sensational, as well as dirt cheap……now that I think

Cumin-Paprika Braised Lamb With Couscous And Roasted Eggplant With Garlicky Yogurt

Some of my best memories from my Beijing Days were eating yangrou chuanr (lamb kebabs on sticks) and drinking beer on plastic tables and chairs on hot summer nights. They were sensational, as well as dirt cheap……now that I think

Herbed Roast Chicken and Potatoes

This is a very easy dish that is sure to please everyone every time. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes of cooking time. It’s best to use skin-on chicken, as the fat will lend a

Herbed Roast Chicken and Potatoes

This is a very easy dish that is sure to please everyone every time. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes of cooking time. It’s best to use skin-on chicken, as the fat will lend a

Potato and Herb Salad

Spicy Potato Salad With Herbs And Olive Oil

This is a healthy Mediterranean version of potato salad, with plenty of herbs and no mayonnaise. My mother makes a version of this that I grew up eating. I add sambal oelek to her version to add a spicy kick.

Potato and Herb Salad

Spicy Potato Salad With Herbs And Olive Oil

This is a healthy Mediterranean version of potato salad, with plenty of herbs and no mayonnaise. My mother makes a version of this that I grew up eating. I add sambal oelek to her version to add a spicy kick.

Simple Tomato-Basil Pasta

Although this sauce is ultra easy to make, the flavors are complex. I will never buy sauce in a jar because the home made version is very easy and quick to make, not to mention so much tastier! This sauce

Simple Tomato-Basil Pasta

Although this sauce is ultra easy to make, the flavors are complex. I will never buy sauce in a jar because the home made version is very easy and quick to make, not to mention so much tastier! This sauce