Category: Recipes

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: Caramelized Onion and Eggplant Salad

Recipe Corner: Caramelized Onion and Eggplant Salad

2 or 3 large eggplants 2 medium red onions, sliced thinly 1 small head flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped 1 large green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped or 1 large roasted green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced Kosher or sea […]

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 […]

Recipe Corner: Kufta Patties with Parsley and Onions

Recipe Corner: Kufta Patties with Parsley and Onions

By Christine Vartanian Datian Kufta: 1 pound ground lamb 1/2 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, finely chopped or minced 1 cup bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup parsley, minced 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup walnuts or pine nuts, chopped 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon coarse […]

Recipe Corner: Potato Salad with Fresh Mint and Lemon

Recipe Corner: Potato Salad with Fresh Mint and Lemon

By Christine Vartanian Datian 7 or 8  large baking potatoes, boiled, peeled, and diced 1 cup minced flat-leaf parsley, chopped finely 1 cup white onions, chopped finely 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 3 or 4 green onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 or 3 stalks celery, chopped Kosher or sea […]

Recipe Corner: Bulgur, Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad

Recipe Corner: Bulgur, Garbanzo and Green Bean Salad

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Ingredients: 3/4 cup medium bulgur 1 large tomato, seeded and diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups canned or cooked garbanzo beans, drained 1 cup canned or cooked green beans, drained 1 medium red or white onion, chopped 1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 English […]

Recipe Corner: Armenian Simit Cookies

Recipe Corner: Armenian Simit Cookies

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 6 cups flour, sifted 1 pound unsalted butter, melted 1 cup sugar 1 cup warm milk 2 large eggs, beaten 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 beaten egg plus two tablespoon water for egg wash Sesame or black seeds (optional) Preparation: Pre-heat oven to 350 […]

Recipe Corner: Summer Zucchini, Eggplant and Basil Bake

Recipe Corner: Summer Zucchini, Eggplant and Basil Bake

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 2 large zucchini, sliced (any variety of summer squash may be substituted) 2 medium eggplant, sliced (peeled or unpeeled) 1 each medium green and red bell pepper, seeded and sliced 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup fresh mushroom, sliced Fresh sweet, lemon or purple basil, […]