Category Archives: Recipe

Sunflower Kozinaki

Another Slavic sweet and easy recipe from my childhood that can be prepared quickly from sunflower seeds or nuts. Kozinaki (Gozinaki) are Georgian and Armenian sweets with walnuts and honey, traditionally prepared for the New Year and Christmas. Instead of walnuts they can be made from hazelnuts, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. It's definitely kid's favorite!...
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Avocado Popsicles

Maybe you haven't considered avocados for dessert much less for popsicles, but with buttery, creamy, and nutty texture they give a refreshing unique taste to popsicles. Instead of water you can use the coconut milk and coconut flakes. Simple ingredients for a refreshing great summer treat! (more…)...
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Edamame with Spices

I began to grow edamame a few years ago, they are easy to grow and perfect for freezing, very tasty and healthy. Last year I save some of them for seeds for this year, and the rest of them go into my freezer so I cooked them the whole year....
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Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

Keftédes (κεφτέδες) may be one of the best Greek appetizers (mezé) around! They are little round meatballs served as an appetizer or with tzatziki, Greek salata and pita or pasta for a full meal. Of course there are many recipes for this dish. Keftedes differ from many meatballs because of their size. Greeks make them very...
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Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a classical Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. If you don’t have  Greek yogurt, take 1 cup plain yogurt with no additives, strain it and mix with 200 g of sour cream. Also use small or medium cucumbers, preferably without large seeds. This sauce is great to serve with pita bread, fresh vegetables, meat or fish....
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Buns with Poppy Seeds and Raisins

I baked similar buns with my mom and grandmother on holidays or just for breakfast. We also made poppy seeds pirozhki and rolls so if you do not want to mess with each bun, you can roll out the dough, add poppy seeds and raisins for the filling and wrap the roll. Buns can be stored for...
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Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Nuts

This appetizer can be cooked two ways, with or without the puff pastry. If you decide to cook without puff pastry, then cut the cheese lengthwise into two parts, spread the jam with walnuts and thyme in the middle of the first part, wrap cheese tightly on all sides with foil. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve...
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