Category: Food

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

Recipe Corner: Summer Vegetable Potato Salad

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1 pound fresh string beans, washed, trimmed, cooked, and drained 2 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and sliced in chunks 1 small can artichoke hearts, cut in quarters 2 small zucchini, cut into strips 2 cups garbanzo or any white beans, washed and drained 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into strips 1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded and cut into […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Okra with Lamb and Tomatoes (Bamiya)

Recipe Corner: Summer Okra with Lamb and Tomatoes (Bamiya)

By Christine Vartanian Datian 1 1/2 pounds small baby okra, washed and trimmed 1 pound lamb shoulder meat, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes 2 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1-16 oz. canned crushed tomatoes 2 medium yellow or white onions, finely chopped 2-3 large cloves garlic, minced 6 to 8 cups […]

Karoun Restaurant Closing at End of June

Karoun Restaurant Closing at End of June

Karoun Restaurant Closing at End of June NEWTON, Mass. — After 40 years in business, with 37 years at the corner of Walnut and Washington streets in Newtonville, the iconic Karoun Restaurant is closing. The building that houses Karoun was purchased last year by Newton developer Robert Korff and will be torn down to make […]

Recipe Corner: Roasted Eggplant and Lamb Omelet

Recipe Corner: Roasted Eggplant and Lamb Omelet

By Christine Vartanian Datian INGREDIENTS: 1 medium eggplant 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1/2 green or red bell pepper, seed and finely chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced A few tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil 1/2 pound ground lamb 3 or 4 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk Kosher or sea salt, black pepper, […]

Recipe Corner: Eggplant Vegetable Soup

Recipe Corner: Eggplant Vegetable Soup

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups eggplant, peeled and cubed 1 cup fresh or canned tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced 1 cup fresh mushrooms, diced 1 cup zucchini, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery and top greens, diced 1/2 cup yellow squash, chopped 1/2 cup frozen peas, rinsed […]

Recipe Corner: Fresh Sautéed Spinach and Vegetable Salad

Recipe Corner: Fresh Sautéed Spinach and Vegetable Salad

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients:   1 lb. spinach, washed, stems removed, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini, peeled, diced 1/2 medium red onion, minced 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced 2-3 large cloves garlic, mashed 1 cup plain white or Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried mint […]

Recipe Corner: Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Recipe Corner: Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Beef and Bean Enchiladas 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (1 lb.) vegetarian refried beans 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 cup green chili salsa (or salsa of your choice) 1/3 cup taco sauce 2 cans (10 oz. each) enchilada sauce 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon […]

Ani Catering and Café Entices with Armenian and Middle Eastern Food

Ani Catering and Café Entices with Armenian and Middle Eastern Food

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff BELMONT, Mass. – Lately more and more restaurants in the Boston area seem to be offering shawarma and other Middle Eastern foods, but Ani Catering and Café in Belmont has a combination of spices in its mix that make its chicken shawarma different from the others. It has become the […]