Category Archives: Sauces & Marinades

Whipped Feta Cheese with Tomatoes and Basil on Toast

An easy, simple, and refreshing appetizer! You can use garlic powder or just like me, rub one piece of garlic on your toast before putting the whipped cheese and tomatoes. Add a little bit of lemon zest or lemon juice to the whipped cheese if you wish. This smooth and creamy whipped cheese you can also use with fresh vegetables...
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Spooky Meatballs

Great fun dish for a Halloween! My kids had so much fun decorating their own Spooky Meatballs. Meatballs turned out juicy, tender with a nice smoked flavor because of the bacon. In this recipe I used  Pecorino Romano cheese, but you can use any other  firm cheese. And instead of ground beef you can use chicken or turkey, depending...
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Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

I could eat avocados every day! Here is another idea for a delicious, creamy guacamole! Pomegranate seeds give the dish a bright color and slightly sweet kick. If you are a lover of spicy food, you can use the seeds from the serrano. And if you add a little bit olive oil, then you'll get a very...
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Cranberry Salsa

Sweet and sour salsa with a pleasant slightly spicy taste. I usually cook this sauce for Thanksgiving but salsa is always good on a hot summer day as well. This can be served with crackers and cream cheese or just with chips. If you think it is too sour for you, add more sugar. Also try to use tangerine...
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Satsebeli Sauce (Pamidvris Satsebeli)

Satsebeli (Satsibeli) is a Georgian sauce, which literally means "sauce", and is made from pureed tart fruit or fruit juices. There are many recipes of Georgian sauce satsebeli and each of them has its own characteristics and ingredients. This Georgian sauce can be from tkemali ( unripe mirabelles or very sour plums), tomatoes, unripe grapes, cherries, pomegranate juice and walnuts. This...
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Olive Oil with Herbs

For this recipe you should use only dried herbs, garlic, and hot peppers. Oil can be flavored in two ways: putting the dried ingredients directly into the oil (chili, herbs, zest) or pre-soak in vinegar to marinate and then put everything in the oil. If you use non dried herbs, they will spoil and the oil will turn bad....
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Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef is not a Mongolian dish, it's a Chinese-American dish of thinly sliced beef, fried in a sweet spicy yet savory sauce. If you like even spicier food, you can add a couple of chili peppers. Serve with steamed rice, rice noodles or cellophane (noodles). Really easy recipe! (more…)...
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