Tapenade

Tapas – tapenade

If you’ve ever gone out to a great tapas restaurant, chances are one of your dishes included tapenade; it’s a staple of tapas.  If you’ve ever made your own tapenade, you know how easy it is to prepare and if you haven’t, this is a great recipe that I’ve adapted from my Easy Tapas recipe […]

Hummus with a kick

Hummus with a kick

When it comes to having a party and offering small appetizers, homemade hummus is always one of the most popular choices. In my Lebanese inspired hummus recipe I usually add sumac, but at the time I was away from my home kitchen and didn’t have it on hand. So instead I added some Thai chili […]

Eggplant crust pizza

Eggplant crust pizza

This is a great alternative for people on a low carbs diet, or for people who want gluten free alternatives.  It works as both an appetizer or main course item and is a great party dish. The recipe is not complicated at all so everybody should be able to make it. Eggplant crust pizza   […]

Gluten Free Quinoa and Beet Salad

Gluten Free Quinoa and Beet Salad

While at a party many years ago in Poland I tried a couscous and beets salad. It was pretty good but I never received the recipe and I also wanted to make a gluten free version. So this one is an experiment and the quinoa adds a nicer flavor than the couscous. Gluten Free Quinoa […]

Beet, Orange & Walnut Salad - Vegan & Gluten Free

Beet, Orange & Walnut Salad – Vegan and Gluten Free

I found the inspiration for this salad while visiting our local natural food store. The staff were sampling an in-house made beet salad with oranges. I modified it to be vegan and gluten free, and added some walnuts for crunch. It’s low in calories and full of vitamins, and it tastes great too! Beet, Orange […]

Puff pastry tart with cherry tomatoes and mascarpone

Puff pastry tart with cherry tomatoes and mascarpone

I was hosting a party for some girl friends the other day and decided on serving this dish because it’s a nice alternative to having a heavy pizza. It’s also so easy to make, yet comes out so nicely; it’s perfect for a busy host who is trying to get lots done in a short […]

Salmon under a blanket

Salmon under a blanket

One of the most popular appetizers in Poland is herring fish served in many different styles.  It can be in tomato sauce, oil, with mayo, sour cream or “under a blanket”.  However I’m not big fan of herring so I decided to try salmon under a blanket instead.  It was a good decision as having […]

Laughing Cow Soup

Laughing Cow Soup

It’s been a hectic week for us so this is another fast and easy recipe.  It’s also a great recipe to start your kids out with cooking as I made this soup for the first time when I was 12.  The soup has a nice creamy flavor, some crunch from the carrot and finishes nicely […]

Sauerkraut vitamin bomb salad

Sauerkraut vitamin bomb salad

I have to be honest, this salad is only for people who love sauerkraut or are really open to new flavors.  Sauerkraut is really popular in Poland so I love it and I’m used to its taste.  On the other hand my husband, who also had some exposure to sauerkraut as a child, doesn’t exactly […]

Homemade cured pork loin

Homemade cured pork loin

I like to try new things even when it means using a very, very old recipe.  :)  Curing meat has been around forever however I have to admit that the idea of curing my own meat left me a little bit skeptical, because how many of us have seen raw pork hanging in the kitchen […]

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