15 posts tagged vegetarian

Quick Thyme and Potato Focaccia

Making beautiful soft focaccia at home is easier than you might think. It requires zero cooking skills and very little prep. For this Quick Thyme and Potato Focaccia, I used two bags of store-bought fresh pizza dough and it worked out amazing. I just placed the dough in a baking dish and let it rest and proof one more time for one hour. Then dimpled it with my fingers, drizzled with olive oil, and arranged thinly sliced small potato and fresh thyme. So easy! After an hour of baking, I got a ... Continue Reading

Pan-Fried Zucchini with Yogurt Dressing

I wanted to post this Pan-Fried Zucchini with Yogurt Dressing recipe before the 4th of July because I think this dish goes exceptionally well with grilled meat and fish. The beauty of these zucchinis is that they can be a lovely side dish or a completely independent vegetarian main coarse. It's up for you do decide. Since I don't have access to a grill right now, so I pan-fried these bad boys. But if you're among those lucky people who can enjoy a backyard BBQ, you can grill your zucchinis, ... Continue Reading

Georgian-Style Vegetable Salad With Walnut Dressing

For me, this Georgian-style Vegetable Salad With Walnut Dressing has both familiar Ukrainian and vivid Georgian vibes. I say Ukrainian because my mom made a very similar summer salad when I was growing up. She always used seasonal veggies and herbs from our garden. Most of the time the mix was pretty simple and included at least two different varieties of colorful Southern tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, juicy gypsy peppers, sweet Crimean red onion, and a bunch of lush dill (the dill is an ... Continue Reading

Roasted Carrot Hummus From Scratch

Today is a National Hummus Day. And I want to celebrate by sharing one of my all-time favorite hummus recipes - Roasted Carrot Hummus. This hummus is naturally sweet, thanks to roasted carrot, creamy, and packed with vibrant flavors. You can serve it with your favorite fresh and roasted veggies, grilled chicken, or toasted flatbread. It tastes wonderfully well with almost everything. How To Make Hummus From Scratch? I'm one of those people who don't like store-bought hummus. To me, it ... Continue Reading

Jingalov Hats Armenian Flatbread Stuffed with Greens and Feta

The spring is finally here, and the only thing I want to do is cooking with all the fantastic produce that's in season right now. To be honest, I got a bit over-excited and stocked my fridge with an immense amount of luscious greens and herbs. When I realized I need to utilize all of that crop before it turns into brown mush, the fabulous Jingalov Hats instantly came to mind. Jingalov Hats is the Armenian flatbread stuffed with herbs and fried on a dry skillet. It's a very rustic dish ... Continue Reading

Easy Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce

For me, there are very few meals more comforting than good old pasta with thick and flavorful tomato sauce. This dish seems very basic; it actually is. It consists of only six ingredients: olive oil, butter, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and a handful of excellent Italian penne (I don't count salt and chili flakes). The secret is to use the best ingredients you can find and cook pasta to a perfect al-dente. Yes, as easy as that. If you're looking for a quick-fix meal for dinner, this pasta ... Continue Reading

Muhammara with Pickled Bell Peppers

Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected sources. Mine found me when I was decluttering my pantry. After going through countless half-full bags of lentils, barley, and some weird grains I didn't even know I had, I discovered a jar of roasted and pickled red peppers, which I bought a few months ago and completely forgot about. For some weird coincidence, I placed them next to a bag of toasted walnuts my mom brought me from Ukraine, and then the lightning struck. I thought that I should ... Continue Reading

The Veggie Feast Shakshouka Recipe

For me, Shakshouka is a truly international dish. As with every brilliant food, it was embraced by different cultures and modified according to their's tastes and culinary traditions. Even though Shakshouka's roots go as deep as Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), most of us know it as a Middle Eastern classic or as Jerusalem favorite egg dish. And for me, that's unique the beauty of cooking. It allows us to spread great ideas without limits or borders, and adopt them for oursel... Continue Reading

Blood orange Jam and Grapefruit Goat Cheese Crostini

Every time I want to throw a party, I'm struggling with finding the right appetizer to serve. Seriously, it's a very important decision to make. Because appetizer is the first thing that your guest will taste (if not to count wine), and you need a proper starter to set the tone of your party and to put the guests in the right mood. On my parties, I prefer to serve simple yet elegant food, which goes well with the wine I picked. Yeah, in our house there are mostly wine parties. You know my ... Continue Reading

Healthy Avocado Toast for Quick Breakfast

Quick and healthy breakfasts are so in trend right now. No wonder! They taste great and don't require much time or cooking skills. This recipe my version of Healthy Avocado Toast. Love to have it after my morning workout. Hope you'll enjoy it as well! You might also like my Savory Oatmeal and Sakshuka. Stay fit and healthy =) P.S. Would love to hear about your favorite pre- or post workout meals! Continue Reading