Tag Archives: rice

Dolmas Lasagna

Mezze, tapas, finger food.  All words describing small plates of food on a table for sharing.  What happened to the word ‘smorgasbord’ meaning a meal with many different foods placed out to share? Or am I showing my age? Nowadays, Mezze is a selection of small dishes served in Greece, Turkey and middle eastern countries. […]

Vegetable Paella Perfection

Planning future travel to Spain in the Fall and already I am researching the local foods and flavours.  Paella, a traditional Spanish dish, is known to have seafood, sausage and chicken incorporated with the rice. This recipe, modified from the vegetarian variation in Plenty, a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, is full of vegetables, edamame beans, […]

W is for Wasabi – Love it with Sushi

I love Bonnie Stern recipes.  I own four of her cookbooks.  I subscribe to her newsletter and check her website often. And her recipes always come out as expected. What more can a cook ask?  From her cookbook, The Best of HeartSmart Cooking  this dish is a fun appetizer that Bonnie Stern calls Sushi Pizza but […]

Mujedrah, Mejadra, Megadarra……

Any way you pronounce it, it is a beautifully balanced dish of fried onions, brown lentils and rice. I found recipes from Syria, Egypt, Israel, and Lebanon…brown rice or white rice, spiced or bland. Recipes varied in the ratio of lentils to rice: some had double the amount of lentils to rice while others had […]