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Vegetarian Recipes

Tirokafteri – Spicy Feta and Red Pepper Dip

There are many versions of this popular easy Greek Feta Dip, known as Htipiti or Tirokafteri. Some use sweet red bell peppers and cayenne pepper, others use spicy red pepper flakes or fresh spicy red peppers. Different varieties of vinegar (such as red wine vinegar or plain white vinegar) or added oregano or Greek yogurt …

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Homemade Pickles with Habanero and Garlic

These homemade pickles with habanero and garlic will change your view on pickles, regardless if you are an aficionado or merely tolerate these crunchy snacks.  Store-bought pickles come in all sorts of flavors and varieties, but in my opinion, most don’t come close to the homemade version. These spicy pickles remind me of the “half …

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Romanian White Cabbage Salad – Salatǎ de Varzǎ

Traditional Romanian cuisine is particularly known for its meaty dishes. Roasted pork knuckle, a variety of sausages, cabbages stuffed with pork, or savory meatballs (chiftale) are on the top of the menu.  Alongside such dishes are often very simple salads, which are meant to offset the heavy entrées. Romanian White Cabbage Salad (Salatǎ de Varzǎ) …

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Homemade Laksa Curry Paste

Laksa is a noodle soup originating from descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia. The laksa paste used to make the soup is full of aromatic Southeast Asian ingredients, such as Kaffir lime, lemongrass, galangal and turmeric root. Once you have made the laksa curry paste, you are one …

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Homemade Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Chipotles, which are smoked and dried jalapeños, are paired with a thick intensely flavored Adobo sauce. The sauce features flavorful aromatic ingredients such as dried chiles, garlic, cinnamon and Mexican oregano. The spicy peppers are used to enhance classic dishes such as slow cooked …

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