Category Archives: Sides & Bites

Profiterole/ Cream Puffs with Creamy Lemon Curd

A profiterole is a small French (less than 4 cm in diameter) pastry ball made of custard dough and can have various fillings (both sweet and savory): custard cream, cheese, mushrooms, meat, etc. Sweet profiteroles can be served as a dessert and profiteroles with meat, cheese or mushroom stuffing are perfect for soups. This time I made them with sweet...
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Stuffed chicken legs with cheese, nuts and herbs

Stuffed chicken legs are very tasty and not difficult to cook. You can improvise with ingredients to your taste and what is available at the moment of cooking- you can add to the stuffing chicken livers, rice, nuts, dried fruits, beets, onions, mushrooms, carrots, cheese, etc. Meat from the chicken legs is better to chop with a knife, the...
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Khinkali

Khinkali are Georgian dumplings, but also popular in Armenian and Azerbaijani cuisine. Eating Khinkali is an art - using only your hands, hold the handle with the your fingers, then biting the pocket. You aren't supposed to use a knife or fork, since it will release all the broth. This is what differentiates it from Read more

Garlic Bread with Herbs and Homemade Tomato Sauce

If you are looking for some quick bread ideas, this recipe is perfect! Very easy and quick to make. You also can change or add some new ingredients to your taste every time when you make these bread sticks. Here are some ideas for you: put mozzarella cheese inside with chopped basil leaves, finely chopped fried bacon, dried tomatoes...
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Fried Plantain with Sour Cream

Plantain or Cooking bananas (plátano on Spanish) are large bananas which usually require cooking before eating them. They are large with a green or gray-greenish rind and contain more starch and less sugar than regular bananas, and have a hard and savory flesh. Before eating, they can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, or fried. In most Spanish-speaking countries, Plantains...
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