Category: Starter Recipes

Apple and Pine Nuts Salad

Apple and Pine Nuts Salad

This light, summer salad is a dedication to Cersei Lannister – the Queen of Seven Kingdoms and, perhaps, the most hated character. She is beyond evil, really. Brutal and outright psychotic, Cersei’s stern looks gives me the creeps (almost everything in the Game of Thrones […]

Creamy Garlic Sauce – Skordalia

Creamy Garlic Sauce – Skordalia

I’ve tried Greek dips before and they are delicious. One of the signature dips of Greek cuisine is the Tzatziki Sauce. Considering that Mediterranean food is mildly spiced, dips complete the taste. Ingredients: 2 slices bread 3/4 cup walnuts 5 cloves garlic 2 tbsp fresh […]

Lemon & Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Lemon & Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients: 10 medium-sized red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp oregano Salt to season Method: Preheat oven to 400 F Wash and quarter the red potatoes in similar sizes. Pour the olive oil, sprinkle the lemon juice, and oregano. Give […]

Coleslaw with Sour Cream Dressing

Coleslaw with Sour Cream Dressing

Coleslaw has ‘evolved’ from its original to a variety of combinations. All are equally delicious and pretty much have the essence of a coleslaw – ‘crunchy and creamy’. Dressings vary from buttermilk and mustard to tahini and yogurt. This coleslaw dressing is with sour cream. […]

Pastrami Coleslaw Sandwich

Pastrami Coleslaw Sandwich

Pastrami is brined meat that is seasoned with herbs and smoked or steamed. Pastrami is either from beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey. There are so many (MANY!) recipes for a pastrami sandwich, the famous and authentic being Reuben’s. I’ve decided to try all variations starting […]

Cream of Spinach Soup

Cream of Spinach Soup

A creamy spinach soup is an appetizing start to a meal. Spinach isn’t really my favourite, but given its nutritional values, I try to stir up something interesting, like the crackling spinach. This cream of spinach soup is now a standard in my kitchen, especially […]

Crackling Spinach

Crackling Spinach

Crackling spinach is a very simple recipe, perfect as appetizers in parties or dinners. However, if perfectly fried and well seasoned, this dish can be beyond ordinary. Ingredients: 2 medium bunches spinach leaves ( Can be around 20- 25 leaves or depending on your desired […]

Honey Sesame Potatoes

Honey Sesame Potatoes

        Ingredients: 3 potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into finger shape 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp. red chili sauce 2 tsp. tomato ketchup Salt to taste 1½ tbsp. oil For Sauce: 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup 1 tsp. red chili sauce 2 […]

Hummus

Hummus

Ingredients: 425 grams chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon 1/4 cup tahini Half of a large garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, according to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 […]

Tzatziki Sauce – A Greek Dip

Tzatziki Sauce – A Greek Dip

Tzatziki sauce is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or it is served as mezze beside other mezzes and meals. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice, and dill or mint or parsley.[4] Tzatziki is always served cold. Tzatziki sauce is one of the main ingredients […]