Entree, Recipes, stir-fry

Stir-Fry Tofu and Rice Noodles

Stir-fry dishes are very versatile and fairly quick to prepare, and I often make them for lunch or a light dinner. I don’t tend to follow any specific authentic recipe , but rather, use whatever ingredients and flavoring I have around while cooking. Continue reading “Stir-Fry Tofu and Rice Noodles”

appetizer, breakfast, Brunch, Recipes, Side dishes, Snack, Vegetables

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pancakes

Roasting sweet potatoes brings out their flavor to the fullest; the process concentrates their flavor, they caramelize at the edges and become a real treat. Continue reading “Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pancakes”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Spiced Squash, Sweet Potato and Orange Soup

Spaghetti squash is sometimes marketed as a healthier alternative to regular spaghetti, and lately, I’ve decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Spiced Squash, Sweet Potato and Orange Soup”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Recipes, Vegetables

Broccoli and Cauliflower Mini Bakes

Cauliflower and broccoli pair well together, and I often use them in the same dish, many times in the form of fried patties. In the recipe here, I’ve decided to bake the mixture rather than fry it, and the result was very pleasing. Continue reading “Broccoli and Cauliflower Mini Bakes”

appetizer, Brunch, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

King Oyster Mushrooms with Soy Sauce, Maple Syrup and Sesame Oil

King oyster mushrooms (also known as king trumpet mushrooms, and by other names), are large mushrooms, with plump white leg and brown cap. Unlike most mushrooms, the cap is not separated from the leg, and the leg is actually the tastier part. It has a somewhat meaty texture, often compared to abalone, or scallops, and it keeps its shape and size when cooked. Though the mushrooms are native to the Mediterranean, they are more known in Asian cuisines, especially Japanese. Continue reading “King Oyster Mushrooms with Soy Sauce, Maple Syrup and Sesame Oil”

appetizer, Recipes, Side dishes, Vegetables

Sephardic Fresh Fava Beans with Onions and Mint

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”

appetizer, breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetables

Swiss Chard Frittata with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce

Leisurely eaten weekend brunch is something to look forward to all week. Here is a quick and easy to make dish, that doesn’t require any preparations in advance.
The Swiss Chard frittata can be served as is, but the addition of poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce, elevate it to another level. Continue reading “Swiss Chard Frittata with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce”

Bakes, Brunch, Recipes

Flourless Zucchini, Red Onion and Cheeses Bake

After the heavy dinners of this week, it was time for some lighter vegetarian dishes, and, as I often do, I used zucchini as a base for a cheese bake. This bake is one of them: it is hearty and filling, yet not heavy at all, mostly due to the fact it contains no flour or any other starch. Continue reading “Flourless Zucchini, Red Onion and Cheeses Bake”

Brunch, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

Red Onion Tart with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese

While I bake tasty onion tarts quite often, the one I have here turned out even tastier than usual. What made it so very tasty lies in the addition of roasted chestnuts to the dough, and flavoring the filling with a bit of mustard, along with blue cheese and rosemary. This combination of flavors and textures took the plain onion tart into another level. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading “Red Onion Tart with Chestnuts and Blue Cheese”

appetizer, Food, fruit, Recipes, Soups

Watermelon-Strawberry Chilled Soup and Popsicles

Buying watermelon is always a kind of gamble – even with all the suggested methods for choosing a good one, once you get home and cut it – it’s always a surprise. Continue reading “Watermelon-Strawberry Chilled Soup and Popsicles”

appetizer, Brunch, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Herbs

Stuffed grape leaves are known all over the Mediterranean, where they are mostly stuffed with rice and herbs, and in the Middle East, where a meat filling is more common. Continue reading “Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Herbs”