Category: Recipes

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 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 pound ground lamb 1/2 green or red bell pepper, seed and finely chopped 3 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk Kosher or sea salt, black pepper, Aleppo pepper, cayenne pepper Chopped fresh green onions, parsley, walnuts […]

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: Lemon Chicken and Spinach Soup with Mint

Recipe Corner: Lemon Chicken and Spinach Soup with Mint

By Christine Vartanian Datian   2 1/2 cups cooked, skinless chicken breast, shredded 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or turkey broth (more to taste) 2 cups wide egg noodles 1 cup fresh spinach (torn to about half-dollar size) 2 medium carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

Recipe Corner: Lamb and Mint Meatball Soup

Recipe Corner: Lamb and Mint Meatball Soup

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb (ground turkey may be substituted for lamb) 8 cups low sodium chicken, beef or vegetable broth 1 medium onion, minced 1/2 green bell pepper, minced 1/2 cup fine bulgur 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup each fresh mint and parsley, […]

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 […]