Cakes and Desserts, Recipes, Snack

Puffed Kamut Squares with Tahini, Cocoa Powder and Maple

Puffed rice squares are popular commercial crispy treats, though unfortunately, not the healthiest ones. A couple of years ago, I’ve prepared a homemade healthier version of them (click HERE for recipe), using tahini (sesame paste) and honey, a version which I’ve prepared every now and then since. Continue reading “Puffed Kamut Squares with Tahini, Cocoa Powder and Maple”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes, Snack

Lemon and Almond Cookies

Lemon cookies are always a delight – not overly sweet, and full of wonderful citrusy aroma. I often add some crunchy ingredients into the dough mix (poppy seeds, or pistachio nuts). This time, I chose to add almond flour to the basic buttery dough, for its creaminess and unique texture. Continue reading “Lemon and Almond Cookies”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Vegetables

Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes

With fresh corn season about to end, I chose the next best thing, frozen corn, to make the following tasty mini bakes. Continue reading “Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes”

Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes, Snack

Oatmeal, Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are always popular, and the same goes for oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chip cookies  – which made me think that it could be a nice idea, to combine all three in one bowl and see what happens. Continue reading “Oatmeal, Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies”

appetizer, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Snack

Cheddar, Feta and Pimientos Baked Cheese Balls

The combination of cheddar cheese and pimientos is mostly known as the base for the tasty pimiento cheese spread, which was the inspiration for creating the following baked cheese balls. Continue reading “Cheddar, Feta and Pimientos Baked Cheese Balls”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Snack

Sweet and Spicy Baked Sesame Tofu

The following tofu snacks will no doubt delight even hard core carnivores. Continue reading “Sweet and Spicy Baked Sesame Tofu”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Dips, fruit, Recipes, Snack

Blue Cheese and Goat Cheese Appetizers

When entertaining, whether a small or large party, it’s always a good idea to have a plate of finger-food style appetizers, to keep the guests busy while serving drinks, and preparing to serve the food. Continue reading “Blue Cheese and Goat Cheese Appetizers”

Cookies, Recipes, Snack

Raw Cacao, Red Wine, Raisins and Pecan Cookies

The following cookies will delight anyone who loves chewy cookies, with a crunchy, sugary coating. Continue reading “Raw Cacao, Red Wine, Raisins and Pecan Cookies”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Snack, Vegetables

Filo Triangles with Zucchini-Tomato Filling

The following tasty and crispy filo triangles are a quicker version of the Sephardic savory “Boyos” pastries (click HERE for recipe), which require a fairly lengthy preparation of their delicate dough. Here, I’ve used store-bought filo pastry, and filled it with the traditional tasty zucchini-tomato filling, which is also used for making “Burekitas” (click HERE for recipe). Continue reading “Filo Triangles with Zucchini-Tomato Filling”

breakfast, Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Candy, Recipes, Rice, Snack

Puffed Rice Squares with Tahini and Honey

Puffed rice treats are popular as a quick snack, known mostly in its commercial version, which is overly sweet and far from healthy.
While the treats are quick and easy to make at home, unfortunately, too many of the homemade versions list ingredients such as sugar coated puffed rice, artificially flavored commercial marshmallows, corn syrup and other similar additions, that make them just as bad as the store-bought ones. Continue reading “Puffed Rice Squares with Tahini and Honey”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Pasta, Recipes, Side dishes, Snack

Sephardic Spaghetti and Cheese Bake

Unlike last week’s time consuming recipe, the following recipe requires very little effort or ingredients.
The original bake, which is known in the Sephardic cuisine as “Makarron reynado”, is a simple mix of cooked spaghetti, Feta cheese, eggs and milk, baked until set and golden. Continue reading “Sephardic Spaghetti and Cheese Bake”