Category: Recipes

  • White Beans Plaki Salad

    White Beans Plaki Salad

    White beans plaki salad with carrots, onions and tomatoes is a popular Armenian salad very often made during the month of lent. As the beans and carrots cook along with the onions, they become creamy in texture. Serve this white bean plaki salad with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of parsley. It’s best to…

  • Potato and Eggs Frittata

    Potato and Eggs Frittata

    Perfect breakfast alternative. Potato and eggs frittata is perfect for a late breakfast or brunch. You can “dress it up” any way you like, but potatoes and eggs are good enough! The potatoes are crunchy and match perfectly with the soft texture of the eggs. Serve it with tomatoes, olives, homemade halloumi, or stuff it…

  • Jajik


    Jajik is one of the simplest and most refreshing side dishes you’ll ever make. A traditional Armenian recipe that’s often made along side many of the kufteh recipes. Made with plain yogurt, cucumbers, dried mint and a couple of ice cubes. The ingredients pair so well together and the ice cubes help to keep the…

  • Creamy Minestrone Soup

    Creamy Minestrone Soup

    Creamy minestrone soup is one of my favorite in the soup category. A variety of vegetables cooked together with rice and then blended in a food processor for a creamy texture. This soup tastes great if you add chicken or meat. My two boys practically grew up on this soup! A soup that has all the…

  • Blackberry Jam

    Blackberry Jam

    Blackberry jam with it’s deep purple color is easy to make at home. When cooked the berries remain whole and each is coated with a sweet syrup. Enjoy them on their own, or on waffles, toast, French toast, or New York style cheesecake. Skill level: Easy Click here to view Slideshow, Share, & Comment Blackberry Jam slideshow:

  • Mixed Vegetable Casserole

    Mixed Vegetable Casserole

    Mixed vegetable casserole with zucchinis, eggplants, onions, bell peppers and potatoes smothered together in a garlic tomato sauce. You can use any combination of vegetables but this is the classic version. It’s a great crowd pleaser for a Lenten buffet and the perfect side dish for that Sunday roast.  Skill level: Easy Click here to…

  • Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush

    Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush

    Mutabbal Baba Ghanoush is made with eggplants, tahini and lemon juice. A condiment that goes perfectly with any dish you make, such as lamb or chicken. You can roast them in the oven, but the best way is to grill them. You can make large quantities at one time and then freeze them in freezer safe…

  • Okra in Garlic Tomato Sauce

    Okra in Garlic Tomato Sauce

    Okra in garlic tomato sauce might not seem very attractive at first and I must confess, it wasn’t a dish that I wanted my mom to make while growing up. Okra, in my opinion is a vegetable that “grows” on you. It’s for a more sophisticated palette. You will appreciate it more as you get…

  • Makloubeh with Beef and Cauliflower

    Makloubeh with Beef and Cauliflower

    Makloubeh with beef and cauliflower is a very popular national Jordanian dish. The cauliflower is blanched, then lightly fried while the chunks of beef are cooked and all are then added to the rice. They are arranged in layers in the pan with the beef at the bottom, cauliflower and finally the rice. When the rice is…

  • Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Chicken and rice casserole is a dish that you can whip up in no time. Grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, shred it, add the rice and in 30 minutes dinner will be ready. The onions that are added to the rice is what keeps the dish moist. You can also add frozen…