Light and filling. The crepe recipe works every time and can be made the day before. You will love this as your breakfast or lighter supper meal. The assembled crepes can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days. They will taste great warm or cold. Enjoy!
Make this soup once and you will be addicted to its delicate taste and light, yet filling content. Add more fresh ginger for a sharper taste or omit it all together for a very mild and smooth palette. The recipe is loosely based on an original French soup recipe (Potage Purée de Crécy). This soup can be stored in the fridge for up to one week and it freezes well.
Marble Cake is enjoyed and liked by many people. It is the white chocolate glaze that makes this recipe much more delicious. Do not skip making thie glaze, you will be pleasantly surprised. The recipe is based on the M. Stewart recipe from the “Baking Handbook”. Here is her recipe for the marble cake. The cake can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Broccoli Slaw with Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette has a very refreshing taste. The dressing perfectly partners otherwise plain taste of broccoli. Add some cilantro for additional sharpness.
Great breakfast dish. Very showy and super easy to make. Delicious with just a dusting of confectioners’ sugar or with fruit.
Japchae is sweet and savory Korean Cuisine staple. Simple to make and very delicious. Can be served warm or cold. Super popular at parties and potlucks.
Tomato Ricotta Tart perfectly complements the taste of ripe tomatoes. This dish satisfies most tastes. Light but filling.
Refrigerator Pickled Jalapeño Peppers are delightfully tangy and easy to make. This condiment is ideal for sandwiches, meats and salads. They will last up to one month in the fridge. Take only a few minutes to make.
Red Lentil Soup Turkish Style is very quick to make, yet the flavor is unforgettable. No wonder it is so popular in Turkey. Red lentils and rice soften and break down during cooking making it thick and delicious. The addition of chipotle chili pepper adds sharpness and smokiness to the soup.
Classic cranberry sauce recipe delivers a pure taste of cranberries. Uninterrupted flavor that greatly supplements any roasted meat or cold cut. Very fast and simple to make. Lightly sweetened and delicious.
Indian Moong Dal is a popular dish. Usually served with rice but can be offered as a side dish with meats or other vegetable dishes. Moong Dal (Mung beans) are a staple of Indian Cuisine. They are highly nutritious and easy to digest. In this recipe split Moong Dal (yellow in color) are used.
This is a perfect weekday meal that is also family friendly. It is light and filling. Takes very few ingredients to make and a very short time. The pairing of lightly salted dumplings with a sweet sauce is truly perfect. Simplicity at it’s best.
Spinach lasagna is a tasty and flavorful variation of classic comfort food. Perfect pairing of spinach, onions and cheeses. Great family dish and delicious warmed up on the second or third day. Much lighter than traditional meat lasagna.
Indian cuisine inspired green split pea soup is light (vegetarian) and nutritious.. The recipe infuses traditional green split pea flavor with coriander, turmeric and coconut milk. The outcome is delicious and completely unexpected. Great tasting soup with nice texture provided by split peas, onions and spinach. For an additional sharpness sprinkle it (right before serving) with a few drops of lemon juice.
French roasted whole baby potatoes are one of the easiest and most delicious potato recipes you will ever try. They will complement any roast or meat with a sauce. They are crispy on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside. No seasonings necessary. Perfect for entertaining crowds as they can be prepared ahead of time and roasted just before dinner.
This soup is perfect for all seasons. It is comforting but not too thick. It offers much lighter taste and texture than the typical broccoli cheese soup. It is not gooey and has much more balanced vegetable/cheese flavor. Family favorite.
Blitva (meaning Swiss chard) is a traditional peasant dish from Croatia. Very popular, usually served as an addition to meat or fish. Can be enjoyed with a poached egg or eaten alone, warm or cold. Healthy and unforgettable.
Asian vegetable stir fry is healthy and delicious. It is a simple yet flavorful addition to any protein or it can be enjoyed alone, just add rice. Perfect with grilled fish. Can be made with any combination of fresh vegetables. All the prepping can be done ahead of time.
This spread is dedicated to all who are looking for variety and surprising flavors in their toasts and sandwiches. Made quickly with only three main ingredients, it overflows with a meaty flavor and great health benefits. It will last up to a week in the fridge.
Scallion pancakes are fast and easy to make at home. They require very few ingredients and are delicious even without dipping sauce. They can be frozen raw, wrapped individually in a plastic foil. Sautéing frozen or fresh pancakes takes only minutes. The recipe is bulletproof and suitable for a beginner home cook.
Eggplant in tomato sauce is uncomplicated and mouth-watering. This dish originates from Turkey and can be made ahead of time. It has a purely vegetarian taste and is light and flavorful. It is a family favorite.
Polish fried cabbage is prepared by stewing shredded cabbage in a small amount of water and then finishing it with a classic roux. This last touch is probably where the name “kapusta zasmażana” (fried cabbage) comes from. The roux (zasmażka) thickens the remaining liquid and makes the cabbage glisten. The dish is finished with a generous amount of fresh dill. This addition makes all the difference. The flavor is light, slightly sweet, and unforgettable. Traditionally, fried cabbage accompanies fried or roasted meats. In some regions of Poland, people make this cabbage with bacon or stewed meat. They serve it as a main dish with a side of mashed potatoes.
Ricotta pancakes are light, fluffy, crunchy on the outside, and soft (almost custard like) and delicious on the inside. They originate from Ukraine and are traditionally made with farmer’s cheese. Making them with ricotta cheese provides a little bit lighter and less-dense texture. These pancakes are super quick to make and have a unique flavor …
Aloo Gobi translates to potato (Aloo) and cauliflower (Gobi) curry. There are different versions of Aloo Gobi. This recipe makes a Punjabi style (North Indian) dish, which means that there is no sauce, and the vegetables are sautéed with oil in their juices and with spices. This curry is easy and quick to make; the …
Vegetarian Bok Choy soup is light and full of savory flavor. It is based on a Chinese-style soup recipe with some shortcuts. In this version, vegetarian broth can be substituted with water flavored with Better than Bouillon vegetable base or a vegetable bouillon cube. I also like to use dried shiitake mushrooms and soak them …
Swiss Chard and Potato Curry is a perfect dish for everyone who is not too fluent in incorporating chard into their everyday cooking. Vegetable curries, like this one, are my most favorite vegetarian comfort dishes. They are versatile and can be served with just rice or as an added side to almost any meat. They taste great warm or cold and will last in the fridge for up to a week.