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HERBS ROASTED CHICKEN

HERBS ROASTED CHICKEN

  If there is chicken in my fridge then you can be absolutely sure that herbs roasted chicken recipe is what I am making. It is so simple, easy and succulent that no other recipe beats it for me.If you don't have herbs de provence […]

SPINACH AND LEEKS MEATBALLS

SPINACH AND LEEKS MEATBALLS

  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 easy to hide vegetables or greens in them. I like leeks and spinach combination but you're welcome to […]

ANCHOVY GARLIC CRUSTED STEAK

ANCHOVY GARLIC CRUSTED STEAK

  If you love steak, and you love fish…why not marry the two in a simple effortless way? Blend, rub, grill and serve? Sounds too simple? Because it is!You will have a healthy delicious finger-licking dinner on your table in no time! There is no […]

HONEY GINGER SALMON

HONEY GINGER SALMON

  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 requesting quite regularly. He is such a fish lover that he can eat […]

LAMB PLOV

LAMB PLOV

  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, dried fruits and berries… Various versions of the dish were really endless! Plov and red borsch […]

CRISPY FRIED FISH

CRISPY FRIED FISH

  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 that would satisfy not only their hungry bellies but also be good for […]

SIMPLE OXTAIL STEW

SIMPLE OXTAIL STEW

  Contrary to the name, oxtail comes from common cows, not oxen. Oxtail gelatin-rich meat is gaining popularity due to a wonderful texture and incredibly rich taste; it’s really one of the most flavorful cut of beef. I was able to find it at Wholefoods […]

RUSSIAN KOTLETI ( WITH A HEALTHY TWIST)

RUSSIAN KOTLETI ( WITH A HEALTHY TWIST)

  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 at having just one and my kids, especially my 5 year old that loves all things […]

ROASTED RACK OF LAMB

ROASTED RACK OF LAMB

  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 way you make it- grill, fry, stew, roast.  I always come back to this recipe because it is easy to prepare […]

SKORDALIA (Greek Garlic Mashed Potatoes)

SKORDALIA (Greek Garlic Mashed Potatoes)

  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 can be made in advance since it’s best served at room temperature.  Organic russet potatoes […]

BAKED BRANZINI

BAKED BRANZINI

  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 and add flavor and moisture. It honestly can not get any easier to prepare roasted branzino […]

HONEY GINGER DUCK

HONEY GINGER DUCK

  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 flavor.  Many people have never tried eating duck or have never used it in home cooking. It’s […]

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

  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 rescue the fish…and our dinner.  Running out of […]

CILANTRO MARINATED SKIRT STEAK

CILANTRO MARINATED SKIRT STEAK

  Are you a cilantro fan? I am a huge cilantro supporter. Love it in guacamole, salads, soups, sauces…This is, by far, my most favorite meat marinade made with…cilantro!Even if you think the smell of cilantro makes your stomach turn I dare you to try […]