Posts tagged “yogurt”

Traditional Persian Recipes Made Easy

Roshi and Ranna Fekrat

If you want more friends, start cooking. I’ve met most of my favorite people though a shared love of good food, good wine, and good parties.

Homemade food soothes the soul and makes people happy. Cooks need never be lonely. They rely on friends to eat the delicious food pouring from ...

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The Day a Tomato Made Me Love Carrots

Spicy Carrot Spread (Vegan)

Bright colors, robust flavors, unusual combinations: these are the foods I crave. Spicy Carrot Spread with Garlic Yogurt hits all my buttons. As a bonus, the recipe is quick and easy. I make it often. I bring it to parties. I have it for breakfast. I leave out the yogurt ...

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Baby Kale? Baby Kale!

Kale and Squash Tart with Blue Cheese

Baby kale! Costco is selling 1 1/2 pound bags of organic baby kale, a new product for Anchorage. In Alaska, fresh baby greens in April and early May are a glorious treat. It’s not just food junkies who feel this way; I went to a party with normal people last ...

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Using Leftover Grape Leaves to Make Delicious Yogurt Pie

Making Individual Yogurt Pies in Grape Leaves


Reader Becca asks:  I made and loved Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Caper-Lemon Sauce from your cookbook, but now have a half-jar of grape leaves left over. I don’t have time to stuff and roll them. Do you have any ideas for using up the leaves?

An easy and delicious ...

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Split Pea Soup with Ham Hocks and Garlic Yogurt

Ham Hocks

As many of you know, my 88-year-old father is nearing the end of his happy and fortunate life. For the past couple months, as his health has gone downhill, I’ve been spending lots of time with my parents in the Pacific Northwest, hence my lack of blog posting.

I’m heading back ...

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All About Za’atar with Recipe for Za’atar Herb Blend and 5 Recipes for Using Za’atar

Za'atar Bread and Labneh

If za’atar is within reach, anyone can make delicious food at the drop of a hat. The possibilities are endless: Za’atar Olives, Za’atar and Labneh, Za’atar Tomato Sauce with Grilled Meat, Za’atar Bread, and Za’atar Pizza are only a few ways to use this versatile ingredient. I almost have my ...

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