Prep time 25 minutes, cooking time 20 minute These Crispy Rice paper Dumplings vegetarian and are a perfect mix between rice paper rolls and crispy dumplings, filled with a simple yet delicious mushroom , tofu and vegetable filling with a crisp outer shell and slightly chewy, flavorsome filling. Ingredients 1 package rice paper 14 oz […]
15 min prep time, 25 min baking time, makes 12 muffins
Recently I have been experimenting with flourless baked goods, making some surprisingly delicious desserts. This Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe calls for basic ingredients like oats, almond milk, and bananas which can be found in almost any kitchen. These muffins can be made in bulk and frozen for the perfect breakfast and mid afternoon snack!
30 min prep time, serves 4-5 people
Creamy Cucumber Salad is a classic recipe made from fresh cucumbers, red onions, fresh dill, and a handful of other ingredients. It serves as a healthier substitute for old-fashioned potato salad for family gatherings and potlucks, thanks to it’s lower carb count.
15 min prep time, serves 4 people
Simple yet flavorful, this Orange Spinach Salad recipe is a fantastic way to showcase all that the season has to offer. The sweetness of oranges, mandarins, and pomegranate compliment the earthy taste of spinach. Lightly coat the salad with a refreshing citrus dressing to complete round it all out.
10 min prep time, serves 4 people
Caprese Salad is a simple and elegant salad made with alternating slices of juicy ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It’s topped with fresh basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper. A very affordable and easy to make recipe fit for any time of year.
25 min prep time, serves 5 people
This flavorful, crunchy, cold green bean salad is one of our favorite ways to enjoy green beans. Made with a homemade vinaigrette, crunchy beans, fresh tomatoes, and savory olives, it is the perfect side dish for summer picnics, potlucks, barbecues, and more.
30 min prep time, 35 min baking time, makes 16 pieces Pirozhki are baked or fried boat shaped buns with a variety of fillings, including ground meat, potatoes, and cabbage. Pirozhki are a popular street food in Russia and Eastern Europe, similar to hot dogs in the United States. They make for great appetizers for
25 min prep time, 20 min baking time, makes 15 rolls
Burek is a savory pastry that has roots in Ottoman cuisine and is often made with a spinach and feta cheese filling. Very similar to spanakopita from Greece, the filling is commonly wrapped in a flaky and buttery phyllo dough and topped with sesame seeds. Vegetarian friendly and delicious, burek makes for the perfect party appetizer, or alternatively can be served as a light dinner.
1 hr cooking time, 30 min prep time, serves 8 people
Vinaigrette or Beet Salad is a common dish in Russian cuisine, but is also served in many other former Soviet states. It includes cooked or oven roasted vegetables diced into small pieces, chopped onions, sauerkraut, and brined pickles. Other ingredients, such as green peas or beans are popular in vinaigrette as well.
20 min prep time, serves 6 people
This Bean and Mushroom salad packs a ton of flavor all while providing vital nutrients like protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, iron, and fiber. In just one cup of cooked beans there are 13 grams of fiber. Start your day off right with a boost of energy from this bean and mushroom salad recipe!
15 min prep time, 25 min baking time, serves 6 people
This cheese cake recipe, consisting of little cheese cakes made from farmer cheese, originates from Eastern Europe. Unlike most cheese cakes which have a creamy consistency, farmer cheese creates a soft muffin-like consistency but without the use of flour. If no farmer cheese is available, ricotta is a great alternative.
15 min prep time, serves 4-5 people
Watermelon feta salad is one of those flavor combinations that sounds odd, but just works SO well together. Add some mint to the mix, and you’ve got a fresh and colorful side dish or appetizer that everyone will love.
20 min prep time, serves 4 people This Mango Avocado Salad is fresh, colorful, and full of flavor. Packed with sweet mango, creamy avocado, crunchy vegetables, and just a touch of lime, it’s like no other salad you’ve tasted. We recommend eating this salad with grilled meat or fish. Ingredients 2 mangos 2 avocado 1
45 min prep time, serves 4 people
I like to try dishes from cuisines around the world. One of the simplest dishes I have tried is this Asian Cucumber Salad recipe. A perfect salad for summer, it combines crisp coins of cucumber, fresh green onions, and a dressing reminiscent of umami. Whether you serve this healthy salad alone, or as a side dish, it’s guaranteed to be a hit!
1 hr preparation time, serves 5-6 people
This Eggplant Roll recipe is a great appetizer for when you have guests and want to mix things up with a variety of flavors and textures. The soft eggplant, the crunchy walnuts, and the sweet pomegranate seeds makes this the perfect finger food.