Moroccan Couscous Salad

Like every Moroccan dish, this salad offers an explosion of flavors and colors. It can be served as a side dish, however it is hearty enough to be eaten as a meal by itself.  

Baked Sweet Potato

Any variety of orange- or red-skinned, orange-fleshed sweet potato can be used in this recipe. When shopping, look for sweet potatoes that are uniform in size. Personally, I prefer smaller potatoes. Top potatoes with butter or with one of my two suggested sauces; Garam Masala Yogurt or Garlic and Chive Sour Cream (recipes follow).    

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a Mediterranean vegetable stew from the southern region of Provence in France. The secret to a perfect ratatouille is sun-ripened vegetables, good quality olive oil with a rich and robust flavor and plenty of time.  

Roasted Potatoes

Whether it is a simple everyday family dinner or a fancy dinner party with friends, this is an easy way to turn boring potatoes into a fantastic side dish.    

Sauerkraut with peas and mushrooms

I planned to write and publish this recipe before Christmas, instead, I got caught up in Christmas preparations combined with a bad case of cold. Still, better late than never and sauerkraut is winter food anyway so it’s the perfect time for you to try it. I always associate this dish with Christmas, especially with Christmas Eve….

Classic Polish vegetable salad (Tradycyjna salatka jarzynowa)

This dish brings back childhood memories. My Grandmother has served this salad at every family celebration. The ingredients grew in her fruit and vegetable garden. Her chickens provided fresh eggs. The salad likes to be prepared a day in advance, so that it can “ripen” overnight in the refrigerator. It tastes best with grilled meats. I…

Guacamole (as it is done at “Santiago’s” in Bisbee)

On our trip through the American Southwest, my family and I visited the lovely small town Bisbee, in Arizonas far south, almost on the border with Mexico. Bisbee was founded in 1880 as a silver and copper mining town and was formerly known as “the Queen of copper deposits”. Today it is a place with…

Sweet potato fries

Sweet potatoes are delicious all-rounders. They can be turned into delightful desserts as well as into savoury dishes. These sweet potato fries taste spiced and sweet at once. They are the healthier alternative to regular fries. Enjoy the explosion of flavour. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons olive oil sea…