Category: Recipes

Recipe Corner: Yellow Split Pea Soup with Mint, Browned Onions and Yogurt Garnish

Recipe Corner: Yellow Split Pea Soup with Mint, Browned Onions and Yogurt Garnish

By Christine Vartanian Datian Yield: approx. 4 to 6 serving Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups dried split yellow peas, picked over and rinsed 6-8 cups water, chicken or vegetable broth 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped 2 teaspoons dried mint, crushed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced or […]

Recipe Corner: Macaroni with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Recipe Corner: Macaroni with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1/2 pound macaroni or angel hair pasta 2 cups fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced Kosher or sea salt and black pepper Fresh basil, shredded, as garnish About 1 cup crumbled Feta or Kasseri cheese, as garnish […]

Recipe Corner: Eggplant, Roasted Pepper and Spinach Moussaka

Recipe Corner: Eggplant, Roasted Pepper and Spinach Moussaka

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Ingredients: 2 cups shredded or grated Parmesan, Jack, Mozzarella or mizithra cheese (or a combination) 2 medium eggs, well beaten Chopped flat-leaf parsley and mint, about 1/4 cup each 1 teaspoon sea salt or Kosher salt 1 teaspoon each dried crushed oregano and basil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon crushed red […]

Recipe Corner: Lemon Yogurt Hummus

Recipe Corner: Lemon Yogurt Hummus

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 1 16 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained except for 1/4 cup of the liquid (use this liquid) 1 1/2 cups plain white Greek yogurt (more to taste) Juice of one large lemon (more lemon juice to taste) Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 cloves garlic, mashed 2-3 tablespoons tahini 1/2 teaspoon […]

Recipe Corner: Spinach and Crab Enchiladas

Recipe Corner: Spinach and Crab Enchiladas

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Serve these rich, tasty crab enchiladas with a sliced tomato, cucumber and red onion salad.  If vine-ripened tomatoes have already disappeared in your area, use cherry tomatoes.   MAKES: 8 to 10 servings     Ingredients 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion (8 oz.), peeled and chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced […]

Recipe Corner: Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli, Peas and Garlic

Recipe Corner: Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli, Peas and Garlic

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients 1 pound or a little less angel hair pasta, vermicelli or bow tie pasta (whole grain or plain) 1 medium onion, chopped 4-5 large cloves garlic, minced 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1-10-oz. package frozen broccoli, thawed and drained 1 cup frozen peas 1 teaspoon each dried crushed basil and […]

Recipe Corner: White Bean, Spinach and Garlic Soup

Recipe Corner: White Bean, Spinach and Garlic Soup

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 2 or 3 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern or cannellini beans, with their liquid 4 slices low sodium thick-style bacon, cut into small pieces (reserve some for garnish) 1 pound fresh spinach, washed, chopped 1 large onion, diced 3 celery ribs, include tops, chopped 2 carrots, diced or chopped 4 garlic […]

Recipe Corner: Broccolini with Garlic and Olives

Recipe Corner: Broccolini with Garlic and Olives

By Christine Vartanian Datian 1 large bunch broccolini, ends trimmed 1 large roasted red bell pepper, peeled, seeded, diced 1/2 medium onion, minced 1/2 cup black or Kalamata olives, chopped 4 large cloves garlic, minced or chopped 1/2 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt Dash of fresh ground pepper Juice of one lemon plus 1 teaspoon […]