Unlike green/string beans, fava beans are more familiar to most in their dried form. They are also called broad beans for a reason, as they are substantially broader and bigger than green beans. Continue reading “Sephardic Fresh Fava Beans with Onions and Mint”
Breakfast Egg Muffins
I often make starch-free breakfast egg muffins, as an easy way to serve eggs for breakfast. My usual go-to recipe is my roasted vegetables version (recipe can be found HERE). However, this time I didn’t have prepared roasted vegetables at hand, so I decided to make do with fresh vegetables. I ended up with the following colorful, flavorful and nutritious breakfast egg-muffins. Continue reading “Breakfast Egg Muffins”
Starchless Cauliflower, Goat Cheese and Almonds Bake
With a request to develop a “vegetarian, starchless bake”, the decision to use cauliflower as the main ingredient was quite obvious, as this vegetable’s texture when cooked is as close to that of potatoes. Continue reading “Starchless Cauliflower, Goat Cheese and Almonds Bake”
Multi Grain Bread stuffed with Roasted Vegetables
Once again I’ve been experimenting with baking with different types of flour. This time I combined quite a few of them, to create these very tasty breads. The texture came out incredibly multi-layered, where each type of flour brought a unique one. Continue reading “Multi Grain Bread stuffed with Roasted Vegetables”
“Porcupine” Meatballs with Eggplants and Tomatoes
Adding rice to meatballs is an old tradition, which can be found in many cuisines around the world. The “porcupine” version is also known in quite a few of them, especially in the Persian and Chinese cuisines.
However, in many of these versions the whimsical “porcupine” effect, i.e. the rice grains protruding noticeably, is not always as pronounced as you can see here.
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Roast Beef with Roasted Vegetables
As I’m planning to prepare this wonderful roast beef soon, I thought it would be a good idea to re-post the recipe, which was posted in the early days of the blog, for those of you who might have missed it.
I’m sure that even those of you who already saw the recipe, will enjoy this tasty remainder.
See you next week with a new recipe!
The Holidays season brings with it lots of roast beef recipes, and rightly so, as it is one of the best dishes for an easy and tasty entertaining. The only problem is that many of these recipes are very long and detailed.
While it is the best approach for many, others may be deterred by the overwhelming information and end up thinking the dish is too complicated to even try. So, my goal here is to try to make the explanations as short and as simple as possible.
With this in mind, we still need to point out there are two important things to remember when preparing a roast beef: first, the meat has to be at room temperature before you put it in the oven. The second: plan the roasting time with the resting time in mind, as it is crucial to let the meat rest properly before slicing…
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Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
This rustic dish, of beautifully roasted chicken with potatoes and other vegetables, makes entertaining of a fairly large group of guests an easy task. Everything is prepared in advance, and then roasted in one pan about an hour before serving.
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Zucchini, Carrots and Onion Fritters
Crispy on the outside, soft and bursting with flavor on the inside, these tasty and colorful fritters are perfect as an appetizer, on a sandwich, or as a snack.
You can make the fritters smaller, for a finger-food option, or larger, to serve as a bed for fish or seafood dish, or poached eggs. Different herbs and seasoning can obviously be added, but personally I prefer not to use them here and let the flavor of the vegetables shine.
Flourless Eggs and Roasted Vegetables Mini Muffins
These easy and tasty mini bakes make use of any roasted vegetables you may have, whether especially made for the dish, or any leftovers you have from other dishes. The bakes contain no flour, which makes them perfect for gluten-free guests.
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Pot Roasted Chicken with Celery and Carrots, Sephardic Style
This simple chicken dish, from the fabulous Sephardic cuisine (find explanations about it HERE, or in THIS wonderful blog), is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Continue reading “Pot Roasted Chicken with Celery and Carrots, Sephardic Style”
Bamiya Con Tomate – Okra Sephardic style
It’s Okra season, and to those who love these weirdly shaped green pods, this means tasty okra dishes. Continue reading “Bamiya Con Tomate – Okra Sephardic style”