Healthy bowl

I made these healthy bowls after ordering similar from a takeaway restaurant the night before. I was surprised that my husband would even look at it, but he not approved it but also loved it. And this coming from a man that hates everything leafy and green (hard life for me). This recipe includes lots…

Rucola salad with baby asparagus and white cheese

Not much of a history behind this salad ūüėÄ Just a night at home without the boys. When alone I prefer to have veggies for dinner. I like how the crunchy rucola and asparagus combine well with the creamy avocado, white Bulgarian cheese (feta type) and sour pomegranate dressing. This salad can be made in…

Tabouleh with walnuts

As you might noticed the previous recipes dedicated to the Arabic cuisine and the month of Ramadan are mostly heavy and very rich. This is why I decided to post a recipe for tabouleh. This mezze (starter in Arabic) is super fresh and full of vitamins. And here I also decided to have my twist…

Muhammara and rosemary roasted chicken

Arabic muhammara is another traditional mezze. It`s made of blended bread crumbs, roasted peppers and walnuts. As the ingredients suggest it is very rich dip. Usually is prepared very spicy and some recipes have tomato puree in it. My recipe includes also fig molasses in which I recently felt¬†in love. It taste heavenly and gives…

Roasted red pepper hummus

In the light¬†of my Ramadan recipes I can`t skip the all time favorite hummus. This time with a healthy twist. Adding roasted pepper gives the hummus smokey flavor and makes it a ¬†great starter. The key for good hummus is to have fresh ingredients. Hummus must have smooth texture and zesty notes. I made mine…

Ooh la la Nicoise

What a great salad/meal is Nicoise! The classic recipe is lost somewhere between its origins in France and the American version of Julia Child. Classic French Nicoise have artichoke hearts, radishes, celery and fresh basil. Where the American version ¬†remind Cob salad and the ingredients lay on green lettuce. However both versions have the beans,…

Tabbouleh with couscous, mint and roasted pine nuts

Tabbouleh is my favorite salad from all. ¬†So many flavors mixed in it.¬†I certainly miss the real ripe tomatoes from Bulgaria, where I can easily go and get as much as I want form my grandma`s garden. But I was lucky enough to find on our market very delicious local tomatoes and the result was…

Eggplant dip with yogurt and parsley

This recipe is inspired by the traditional Lebanese dip- baba ganoush. However I made my own version of it by replacing the tahina with full cream yogurt. I wanted to have a simple and light dip, but also to taste the smoky flavor of the baked eggplants. Since I live in an apartment I was…

Pumpkin salad with barley, spinach and blue cheese

This recipe is inspired from a new restaurant that I tried the other day with my friends. The original recipe was with pumpkin, spinach and nuts. However I decided to make it with barley as it is healthy and you can eat the salad as a light dinner. Barley is one of what they called-…

Tomato salad with bread, fresh basil and pomegranate dressing

The traditional Italian tomato salad with bread, also know as Panzanella could be described with one word only- mouthwatering. Imagine the taste of delicious and juicy tomatoes, the sweet taste of red onion, the freshness of fresh picked basil all this tossed with the exotic taste of pomegranate sauce in which your bread will soak…