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HERBS ROASTED CHICKEN

HERBS ROASTED CHICKEN

  Print HERBS ROASTED CHICKEN Prep Time 2 mins Cook Time 30 mins Resting Time 5 mins Total Time 37 mins   If there is chicken in my fridge then you can be absolutely sure that herbs roasted chicken recipe is what I am making. […]

SPINACH AND LEEKS MEATBALLS

SPINACH AND LEEKS MEATBALLS

  Print SPINACH AND LEEKS MEATBALLS Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 35 mins   This recipe is a staple in my kitchen. What kid or adult does not like meatballs? They are cute, easy to bite, flavorful and it's very […]

ANCHOVY GARLIC CRUSTED STEAK

ANCHOVY GARLIC CRUSTED STEAK

  Print ANCHOVY GARLIC CRUSTED STEAK Prep Time 2 mins Cook Time 7 mins Resting Time 5 mins Total Time 14 mins   If you love steak, and you love fish…why not marry the two in a simple effortless way? Blend, rub, grill and serve? […]

HONEY GINGER SALMON

HONEY GINGER SALMON

  Print HONEY GINGER SALMON Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 20 mins   What can be easier, healthier and omega-3 fatty acids superior than an oven roasted salmon fillet with a leafy salad for dinner? It is definitely a meal my youngest son is […]

LAMB PLOV

LAMB PLOV

  Print LAMB PLOV Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 1 hr   Growing up in the Caucasus I loved different variations of this dish from different cuisines and different regions made with chicken, lamb, beef, pork and also nuts, raisins, […]

CRISPY FRIED FISH

CRISPY FRIED FISH

  Print CRISPY FRIED FISH Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins   When we go out to eat the first question my kids ask is “Do they have fish and chips on the menu?”  Naturally, I had to come up with a recipe […]

SIMPLE OXTAIL STEW

SIMPLE OXTAIL STEW

  Print SIMPLE OXTAIL STEW Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 1 hr Resting Time 20 mins Total Time 1 hr 5 mins   Contrary to the name, oxtail comes from common cows, not oxen. Oxtail gelatin-rich meat is gaining popularity due to a wonderful […]

RUSSIAN KOTLETI ( WITH A HEALTHY TWIST)

RUSSIAN KOTLETI ( WITH A HEALTHY TWIST)

  Print RUSSIAN KOTLETI (with a healthy twist) Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 20 mins   Russian cuisine and kotleti go hand in hand. (kotleta- singular, kotleti- plural)  Flavorful, tender, meaty deliciousness that comes in a  perfect tablespoon size… I can never stop myself […]

ROASTED RACK OF LAMB

ROASTED RACK OF LAMB

  Print ROASTED RACK OF LAMB Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 30 mins Resting 10 mins Total Time 35 mins   Raised in the Caucasus I grew up eating a lot of lamb.  Healthy, pasture raised, grass-fed lamb.  It’s very versatile and delicious any […]

SKORDALIA (Greek Garlic Mashed Potatoes)

SKORDALIA (Greek Garlic Mashed Potatoes)

  Print SKORDALIA (Greek Garlic Mashed Potatoes) Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 15 mins   This is my absolute favorite recipe for mashed potatoes. In fact, lately, this is the only way I am making mashed potatoes. It’s garlicky, finger-licking, olive oil rich and […]

BAKED BRANZINI

BAKED BRANZINI

  Print BAKED BRANZINO Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins   This simple yet versatile, flaky and moist, flavorful and delicious fish should be cooked whole.  The bones in the fish protect against extreme heat, and hence, drying out […]

HONEY GINGER DUCK

HONEY GINGER DUCK

  Print HONEY GINGER DUCK Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins   I think duck meat is a highly under utilized and unfairly infamous source of protein.  It’s such a delicious treat with a distinctly sweet, rich and meaty […]

BEEF LIVER

BEEF LIVER

1. Beef Products. The Self Nutrition Data. https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beef-products/3470/2. 2. Office of Dietary Supplements – Iron. Iron Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/#en2. 3. Mechanisms of heme iron absorption: Current questions and controversies. Mechanisms of heme iron absorption: Current questions and controversies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2725368/. 4. Vitamin B12. […]

CHICKEN CURRY

CHICKEN CURRY

  Print CHICKEN CURRY Cook Time 25 mins   This recipe was created purely by accident.  Faced with a cooking experiment gone wrong with some healthy but flavorless and rubbery tasting fish fillets on my hands, so I had to think of ways I could […]

CILANTRO MARINATED SKIRT STEAK

CILANTRO MARINATED SKIRT STEAK

  Print CILANTRO MARINATED SKIRT STEAK Prep Time 2 hrs Cook Time 10 mins Resting Time 5 mins Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins   Are you a cilantro fan? I am a huge cilantro supporter. Love it in guacamole, salads, soups, sauces…This is, by […]