Falafel and jalapeno hummus

In the Middle East we love falafel and hummus! I mean- what is not to love?! There are so many recipe out there, that one can get easily confused what exactly is an authentic falafel. But instead of arguing what is authentic and what isn`t you can just enjoy this recipe! To me this is…

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…

Tuna ceviche with grapefruit, coriander and lime

Ceviche is a traditional Peruvian dish that won its popularity worldwide. You will never believe how easy is to get this master peace done at home. We loved it. It`s fresh, spicy and delicious. Don`t be afraid to surprise your guests with this winning starter. I am warning you though- use only fresh fish and…

Homemade PF Chang`s dynamite shrimps

This recipe doesn`t need an introduction I assume. We all know PF Chang`s iconic dynamite shrimps. You just can`t get enough from these delicious beauties. I face only one problem with them when I order in the restaurant- the portion is too small! That is why at home I cooked almost 1 kg of shrimps…

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…

Delicious bites with cottage cheese, dried figs and fresh thyme

As you can see I spent a weekend spoiling myself with different bites between watching movies and chilling at home. I don`t even think I need to write a recipe here. Simply spread the cheese on a toast and decorate with some dried figs and fresh thyme. Feel free to use any other cheese that…

Wild mushrooms, with cottage cheese and thyme

We all know this feeling of looking for something to eat in the middle of a lazy afternoon. Just a small bites of something delicious and savory. And then I got the idea of wild mushrooms with herbs. Slightly sauteed and with a toast with cottage cheese. Perfect! Ingredients: – 250 g mix of wild…

Home made pate with sage butter

Home made pate is not a challenge to make. Last nigh I cooked pate from chicken livers. It was easy, delicious and it is perfect to spread it on a toast of rustic bread. Ingredients: – 500 g chicken livers – 150 g unsalted butter – 3 sage leafs – salt and pepper for seasoning…

Hummus

My next recipe was one of my favorite mom recipes.  Back in Bulgaria you can find hummus only at the big supermarkets, so I was more than curious to learn how to make it myself. Try it on a toasted bread and fresh squeezed lemon. Ingredients: – 1 can chickpea – 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid…