Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi salad, or salad shiraz, is the most popular Iranian salad. It can be eaten year round, and in summer it is a meal in itself. The salad is light and refreshing and perfect for entertaining. You can scale up this recipe as much as 

Cheddar Souvlaki Rolls

Cheddar Souvlaki Rolls

These cheddar souvlaki rolls are a great 3-ingredient recipe. They are perfect for afternoon treats. You can make these rolls in less than 15 minutes, and use perfectly good store-bought puff pastry. I am a big fan of store-bought puff pastry, and thinking of different 

Chinese Fried Garlic Pork String Beans (干煸四季豆 )

Chinese Fried Garlic Pork String Beans (干煸四季豆 )

I lived in China for four years, and while I don’t particularly like most Chinese foods there are still a few dishes I absolutely love. I would eat these garlic pork string beans at least once a week. They are the perfect side dish, or 

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

I find it strange that I am uploading a Salmon cakes recipe before a crab cakes recipe, since the latter are far more popular. However, I’m a big believer in the ‘no waste’ food movement so this is the result of scrap from two other 

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki (Чебурек)

Ukrainian Chebureki, written Чебурек, is a popular turnover pastry usually eaten as a street food or snack. It is a Crimean Tatar dish but popular all over Eastern Europe and central Asia. Alona’s family is from Crimea so this is a dish I’ve had quite 

Tuna Salad Crostini

Tuna Salad Crostini

Tuna salad is one of my favorite lazy day lunches. It goes great in a sandwich, spread on toast, or eaten with crackers. Plus, it uses mainly pantry/refrigerator staples, like canned tuna, mayonnaise, onion, and spices. Scoop it on some sliced and toasted baguette and 

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Originally I was going to call this Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, as it’s one of the most popular dishes tourists get when they visit Thailand. Even on my many trips there I’ve always gotten it at least once. However this version is not a super 

Salo Beans

Salo Beans

I don’t make beans often, but during this corona virus quarantine sometimes I feel like being lazy and just opening a jar. Of course, I wouldn’t be a proper food blogger if I didn’t figure out a way to spruce up a packaged good. So 

Indian Bread Omelet

Indian Bread Omelet

So last week I followed the trend and made the wildly popular 1932 depression-era Peanut Butter Bread. I figure, it seemed to do really well on my blog, so why not follow the trend this week and try this Indian Bread Omelet. To be honest 

Quail Salad

Quail Salad

This quail salad recipe is quite similar to a lot of chicken salad recipes that you may see. It is basically a “chicken salad sandwich” filling, just with quail as the poultry. I have a few quail recipes already on the site, like basic Roast