Belyashi is a fried dough stuffed with minced meat. It’s a traditional food from Tajikistan and very popular in former Soviet countries. The dough is light and fluffy and you can stuff with cooked mushrooms, mashed potatoes or meat like those pies are. They are absolutely delicious. For the dough […]
Sea bass is mild flavored fish and the sauce made of tomatoes, lemon, olives and capers gives the fish wonderful flavor. It’s a perfect summer dish.
I don’t know why I decided to use quinoa in those meat patties, but they worked so well, I was making them every day for each of my customer. First time I used ground veal, then ground turkey and finally ground pork. So, feel free to use any kind of […]
Turkey patties with spinach and sweet potatoes is a great protein source packed with iron from spinach and potassium from sweet potatoes. It’s great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can make a batch and keep it in a freezer.
I love, love and love this wonderful little grain. Even though quinoa doesn’t have any distinct flavor, by adding lime juice, garlic, fresh herbs and veggies, it makes healthy and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Great thing about this grain is that, it cooks in 10 minutes, you can […]
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 […]
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.