With very few calories and tons of flavor arugula is a great green to help maintain a healthy weight without sacrificing great tasting foods. As one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin K, arugula provides a boost for bone and brain health. Centuries ago Romans discovered an unlikely quality […]
Month: July 2017
Broccoli and apple slaw is a very refreshing, tasty and well balanced salad. You can substitute dried cranberries with pomegranate seeds when they are in season.
Romesco sauce is one of my favorite sauces made of roasted red peppers and almonds. It is originated from Catalonia, Spain and is a base for many dishes. Roasted chicken in romesco sauce is an amazing one pot dish, full with Spanish flavors.
Chvishtari is a traditional Georgian dish made of corn flour and cheese. Usually, we use fresh lightly salted cheese in it, something like Mexican queso fresco. But I also like the combination of feta and mozzarella. There are so many corn flours in the supermarkets that it’s hard to find […]
Flattened chicken called Tabaka is a staple dish in Georgia, simple and delicious. Traditionally, it was made on the clay dish called a ketsi with heavy piece of clay on top to flatten the bird. At home, we used a heavy cast iron skillet and big flat stone that weighed […]
Tomato cucumber salad with walnut sauce is a very refreshing summer salad. You will need to use ripe and juicy tomatoes that has a lot of flavor. I recommend you buy them at the farmers market in summer. They are the best. If you can’t find the Georgian spices marigold […]
Georgian pancakes are smaller and thicker than the American, have more cake like consistency, are sweet and don’t need maple syrup and butter. We usually serve with sour cream and jam or fresh fruit.
Tarragon is a spring herb in Georgia. We use it a lot in stews, soups, salads or eat fresh as an herb. One of my favorite dishes is mushrooms with tarragon, kind of like mushroom stew with scallions and tarragon. It’s very flavorful and meaty.
Frittata is such a versatile egg based comfort meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can make it with ham and cheese, mushrooms, broccoli or asparagus. Tarragon gives the dish wonderful and interesting taste.