Watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon and feta is a combination from my childhood. My granddad will grow beautiful watermelons in his garden. We will go and pick one, then keep it in the fridge and wait to cool (the most difficult pat of all). When ready he will show us how to cut this giant fruit with one small,…

Roasted eggplant with bulgur

This is a great summer dish, that doesn`t require much labor. I love the textures of soft bulgur, creamy eggplant and crunchy pomegranate. You can add your own twist to it. INGREDIENTS 2 cups bulgur wheat 2 eggplants 1/2 cup pomegranate pearls handful fresh mint 1 tbsp harissa paste 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp…

Wild garlic and walnuts pesto

Using the fresh greens available on the market I made this green and easy pesto. You can really¬† unleash your fantasy when it comes to pesto recipe. This one is slightly garlicky and perfect for an afternoon munch on a nice sourdough bread. Or at least this is how we enjoyed it. INGREDIENTS one cup…

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…