Tzatziki and Falafel

Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce) Makes about 3 ½ 3 cups Greek Yogurt 3 T lemon juice (about half of a lemon) 3 cloves of garlic 1 large cucumber, peeled and 1 T salt for cucumber 1 T dill Salt and Pepper to Taste Olive Oil (optional) If you don’t have Greek yogurt, strain … Continue reading


Stovetop Popcorn 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup popcorn kernels Salt to Taste Put oil in a 3 qt sauce pan over medium high heat. Place the 1/4 cup of kernels in the bottom of the pan. Make sure popcorn kernels are in one layer and touching bottom of pan. Cover pan, with lid … Continue reading

Kale Pesto

1 bunch kale, washed and ribs removed 2 cloves garlic ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons lemon juice Pinch of kosher salt Black pepper, pinch ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (1/2 cup sunflowers seeds or almonds, blended in food processor, optional) Add all ingredients to food processor except kale and olive oil. Add … Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato

1 large eggplant 3 large tomatoes, sliced dried basil leaves 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees Slice eggplant, 1/4in thick. Salt eggplant on both side and let them sit for 30 minutes. Then pat eggplant dry. Place eggplant in … Continue reading

Chile Relleno

4 roasted peppers (pablanos, anheims, green chiles) 1 egg, beaten 1/4 flour red pepper black pepper Mozzarella or Cheddar cheese (string cheese or long thin slices) Oil Place flour on plate. Add a pinch of red pepper and black pepper. Mix. Crack an egg into a flat shallow dish.  Beat egg for four minutes. Place … Continue reading

How to Roast and Clean a Pepper

1-8 pablanos, aneheims or green chiles peppers Olive oil Paper towel Ziploc bag Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put olive oil on a paper towel. Rub olive oil each pepper with the paper towel. Lightly grease industrial baking sheet with oil soaked paper towel. Place peppers on baking sheet. Place baking sheet in middle rack … Continue reading

Garlic Sharp Biscuits

We have all had the craving for good biscuits, really good biscuits that are moist. I normally am not a semi-homemade kind of girl but sometimes it calls for it. This was one of those times. I found the Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe by Red Lobster. I will learn to make this from starch but … Continue reading

Clean Monday

Clean Monday is the beginning of Orthodox Lent and it starts with Lagana bread. Sorry about the weird measurements. This is a third of the recipe. We found this recipe four years ago and I hope to find the original recipe soon so I can provide the link. Lagana  (1/3 recipe) 1 pk active dry … Continue reading

Happy Patty’s Day!

So my I started my day with Irish Soda Bread. It is ridiculous the variety of recipes out there but here are a few that caught my attention. This is the recipe I ended up using from the Santa Monica Mirror: Robert Ditty’s Irish Soda Bread Recipe 1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2) Sift … Continue reading