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Pilaf Seasoning

Pilaf Seasoning

    From as simple as a three ingredients mixture to a more complex combination of spices, this pilaf seasoning is a staple for making the plov – a cult dish in Central Asian countries Uzbekistan and Tajikistan (former Soviet Union republics). Even if you […]

Cauliflower Pilaf

Cauliflower Pilaf

    I have some rice leftovers in my refrigerator, but it is not enough to make a full side dish for the family. I definitely need to add something to the rice – vegetables, I guess. Onion, carrot… – it looks like I’m ready […]

Lamb Chops with Spice Rub from Jaques Pepin

Lamb Chops with Spice Rub from Jaques Pepin

  As millions of Americans, we grill burgers on the Fourth of July, and, as for millions of Americans, it is our family tradition. This year is not going to be an exception. But the holiday weekend is long, so there is enough space for […]

Eggplant-Tahini Dip

Eggplant-Tahini Dip

  In my childhood eggplants were available only for a short period of time, when they were in season. Luckily, we have a chance to enjoy this hearty, meaty, and delicious vegetable all year around. But I still like it better in the summer or […]

Yogurt Sauce-Dip, White or Yellow

Yogurt Sauce-Dip, White or Yellow

  In fact, I have made two yogurt sauces. The first one, with dill and garlic, I am making quite often. This sauce is very similar to tzatziki and extremely good with lamb, flat bread, lettuce and vegetables. Roasted, fried, and grilled vegetables are also […]

Lamb Burgers with Avocado and Arugula

Lamb Burgers with Avocado and Arugula

   During the summer season everyone cooks burgers (at least once). So do I. Actually, I am making burgers more than once, and I prefer to serve them as a part of ‘burger by the flavor’ dinner. What does it mean? This is a burger […]