Lobio Tkemali (red Beans W/tamarind And Balsa

NOTE: If unable to find Tamarind Concentrate, (Available in Indian or Middle Eastern stores), use plum butter (available in Health Food stores), plus 2 Tb of Fresh Lemon Juice. These are a substitute for the local Georgian Sour Plum paste that is unavailable here. Combine the beans with the onion, carrot, and celery in a […]

Orzo With Parsley

Bring large pot of water to boiling. Add orzo, stirring constantly, until boiling resumes. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until tender, but firm to the bite, stirring often. Drain. Return to pot. Stir in oil, parsley, and salt.

Pita Pizza Bites

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Split each pita bread in half around edge to make 4 rounds. Place rounds, cut-sides up on ungreased cookie sheet. Place mushrooms on bread rounds. Top with onion and bell pepper. Sprinkle with basil and cheeses. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each round into […]

Salatet Malfoof (cabbage Salad)

In a small bowl, mash the garlic and salt to a smooth paste with a pestle or the back of a spoon. Add the lemon juice. Then, with a whisk or large spoon, beat in the olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until the mixture is smooth. Place the cabbage in a […]

Creamy Beef-noodle Combo

Cook and stir the meat and onion in a large skillet until the meat is brown. Drain off the excess fat. Stir in the UNDRAINED mushroom pieces and the remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, about 25 minutes. A small amount of […]


In saucepan, brown noodles in butter; stir often. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

Heiss Kartoffelsalat

Wash potatoes and cook them in their jackets; when cool, peel and dice them, then add the onion. Mix lightly, and set aside. Fry the bacon crisp; drain, and set aside. Blend flour into bacon drippings with a fork; add vinegar, sugar, seasonings and liquid to make a sweet and sour sauce; stir with a […]

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

Wash eggplant. Do not peel, Cut into 1″ cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Fry in heated oil until tender. Take out and set aside. Saute onion in the same oil until tender. Add garlic, celery, tomatoes, and olives. Cook slowly for 10 minutes. Add eggplant, pine nuts and capers. Heat vinegar and stir in […]

Spicy Green Sauce

Heat the stock in a large & heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, bell pepper & garlic until soft. Add tomatillos & cumin & saute for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients & saute a further 3 minutes. Serve warm.

Tortilla Black Bean Soup

Boil black beans in water for 2 minutes; remove from heat. Let soak in cooking water for 1 hour, or overnight if preferred. Saute celery, onion, and bell pepper in oil, until slightly tender. Then in bean soup, add salt, cilantro, and saute vegetables. Covered and simmer, until beans are soft, about 2 to 3 […]