Oysters “Fireworks”

Ingredients 24 oysters, raw in shells 1 large red bell pepper 1 lemon 6 small jalapeño peppers 1 cup olive oil 1/8 cup lime juice 1 cup chopped parsley 1 cup grated Romano cheese 2 tbsp. crispy bacon pieces 1 cup rock salt Salt and Pepper to taste   Preparation Scrub, wash, and open oysters. […]

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Eggs with Spinach “Magic Morning”

  Ingredients: 1 package baby spinach leaves 4 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup minced onion 1 clove garlic, minced 4 tbsp. heavy cream 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese Salt and Pepper to taste   Preparation Coarsely chop the baby spinach leaves. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet, and cook the onion […]

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Russian Sauerkraut Soup “Emotional”

Ingredients: ½ lb (450 g) of lean pork 6 cups of water 3 cups of sauerkraut Sunflower oil 3 potatoes 1 tomato 2 tbsp. tomato paste 2 carrots parsley root 1 onion Bay leaves Salt & pepper to taste Preparation In a large soup pot, place pork into water and bring it to boil. Add […]

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Pear, mushroom and pomegranate stuffing

Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 10 oz. (300 g) mushrooms Couple of stalks celery Several sage leaves 2 tbsp. thyme 9 oz. (250 g) baguette cubed 1 big pear 1.4 cups prunes, without seeds 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup pomegranate juice Preparation Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Heat the oil in […]

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Kiwifruit Summer Fruit Salad

Ingredients 5 kiwis without peel cut into quarters 1 cup of melon 1 cup of grapes, without seeds 1 cup Greek yogurt Preparation Mix all the ingredients in a large salad bowl. Serve Summer Fruit Salad with plain Greek yogurt.

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Roasted Cod “French Kiss”

 Ingredients: Cod fillets – 4 ½ cup of chorizo 1 green bell pepper 1 large tomato 1 can of broad beans 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves crushed ½ lemon 1 small fresh red chilli 2 pinches of paprika 1 bunch of fresh mint 2 tbsp. of olive oil 1 cup of white wine Salt […]

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Crispy Apricot Pie “Sweet Memories”

  Ingredients For pie crust: 4 cups of white flour 1½ cups of water 1½ cups of small unsalted butter cubes 2½ tbsp. vanilla sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 egg whites For filling: 8 big apricots 1 seeded vanilla bean 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. of freshly ground cardamom ¼ cup of white […]

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Basil Pesto “Quickie”  

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts (cleaned) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: To prepare basil pesto place the basil leaves and pine nuts into a food processor and blend well. Add the garlic and Parmesan […]

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Black Cherry & Almond Salad “Sweet & Sour”

Ingredients 1 cup sliced raw almonds 2 tbsp. sugar 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup frozen or dry black cherries 1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. honey 1 package salad greens 1 green bell pepper, sliced Salt and Pepper to taste   […]

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Basmati Rice Pilaf

 Ingredients 2 cups of basmati rice 2 big onions 4 cardamom discarded pods with black seeds reserved 2 tsp. whole cumin seeds 4 cups of chicken broth 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 carrot, chopped 2 tbsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp. coriander 3 tbsp. chopped walnuts 2 handfuls of raisins 1 tsp. sugar 3 dry bay leaves […]

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