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Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  This is one of my favorite fall salads. Or, may be, the favorite one. It is easy to make (who doesn’t like that?). It is made of inexpensive ingredients you can find at any grocery store (who wants hunting for exotic stuff and doesn’t […]

Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

Zucchini with “Charred” Tomatoes

  In winter I dream about summer, about grilled food with smoky flavors and wonderful ‘summer’ tastes and aromas. It is summer now, but heavy rains and sunderstorms don’t let me to enjoy grilled dishes in full. So, the grilled zucchini and ‘charred’ tomatoes are […]

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]

Pork Ribs in Tomato Marinade

Pork Ribs in Tomato Marinade

  “It is not fun to cook shrimp kabobs for a dinner on a grill. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning ruined my idea tonight. Buy-buy, spicy marinated shrimp. See you some other day” – this is what I thought two days ago. I needed to […]

Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

Grilled Swordfish with Green Mango Salad

  This is a light and flavorful meal with Thai cuisine influence. Refreshing, zesty, with noticeable umami saltiness taste, the salad is great when served as a side dish as well. If you are really hungry or seeking a more nutritious dinner add some simple […]

Roasted Turkey Thighs with Root Vegetables

Roasted Turkey Thighs with Root Vegetables

  I am a big fan of one pot or one sheet pan dinners. They are easy to make and delicious if you know which ingredients, spices and herbs go well together. Tajines, stews and roasts are good on any day of the week if […]