Side Dish

SPINACH MASHED POTATOES

SPINACH MASHED POTATOES

  Noone loves potatoes as much as my husband does. He would have them in all cooking forms, shapes and sizes with every meal of the day if he could. But due to high starch and glycemic level (that converts to sugar in our bodies) […]

WALNUTS, CARROTS AND ROLLED EGGPLANT

WALNUTS, CARROTS AND ROLLED EGGPLANT

  If you like eggplant, walnuts and garlic, you will love this recipe! I could not get enough of this wonderful dish while travelling in the Caucasus so I absolutely had to have it once I got back home. It is simple, easy, fresh and […]

EGGY DANDELIONS AND SPINACH MIX

EGGY DANDELIONS AND SPINACH MIX

  Let's face it, most people don't start jumping up and down with the idea of having dandelions for dinner, or breakfast… or any time of the day, really. Dandelions in regular supermarkets tend to be bitter and most of us don't know what to […]

EASY EGGPLANT

EASY EGGPLANT

  When you think eggplant, do you ever consider boiling it? Do you think it ends up being easy, fast and delicious?  Well, I'm here to tell you this recipe does just that!I enjoy eggplant very much and it's a real savor for someone that […]

GRILLED VEGETABLES SALAD

GRILLED VEGETABLES SALAD

  My summer is not complete without this wonderful, flavorful, nutrient dense salad.  I’ve made it at least a dozen of times in the past and every time it’s a great hit.  I use any vegetables I have on hand- peppers, zucchinis, even radishes, but […]

POTATO PANCAKES

POTATO PANCAKES

  Latkes, draniki, deruni, potato pancakes…every culture, every cuisine has some sort of variant of these delicious, crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside, flavorful medallions.This recipe is a staple in my kitchen. It’s made with simple ingredients, very easy to make and […]

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 […]

SPINACH DANDELIONS GREENS

SPINACH DANDELIONS GREENS

  My mother used to make dandelion salads for my brother and I when we were little.  And then I made it 20 years before eating another dandelion leaf again. It was easy to avoid them. When I moved to US, dandelion greens have never […]

GARLICKY COLLARD GREENS

GARLICKY COLLARD GREENS

  If you like greens you are going to like this recipe. Collard greens are a part of cruciferous family vegetables and are absolutely wonderful as they are heat and cold tolerant without compromising the flavor and texture.  I use fresh collard greens all the […]

FERMENTED BEETS

FERMENTED BEETS

  How do you feel about beets? Love them? Hate them? Like enough to tolerate them? I will be honest, raw beets do not really scream comfort food to me but…fermented beets is a totally different beast and I will take this rich tasting, colorful […]

EASY SAUERKRAUT

EASY SAUERKRAUT

  This sauerkraut is one of the easiest thing you will ever make. It’s homemade from scratch with simple ingredients, full of flavor and probiotics that help promote a healthy gut and very affordable. It’s fresh, crunchy, and very delicious! When you consume fermented foods, you supply […]