Peasant Potato Salad With Harissa Vinaigrette

Peasant Potato Salad With Harissa Vinaigrette

A special potatoes salad with a spicy and herbed dressing.

For the potato salad

  • 3 cups assorted potatoes, 1/2-inch dice (Yukon, purple, red bliss, or fingerling)
  • 1 cup butternut squash, 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup blanched green beans, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup sweet pepper, 1/4-inch dice (red, yellow and or or orange)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, slivered
  • 1/4 cup scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, mint and or or basil)

For the vinaigrette

Source and full recipe: by Susie D


Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Balela)

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Balela

Quick and delicious salad. I recommend this for summer parties.


  • 15 ounce can cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (about half a small one)
  • 2 ripe Campari tomatoes, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (may use fresh basil)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley (flat leaf)
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice of one lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup lemon-infused olive oil (may use regular extra-virgin olive oil)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed with salt into a paste

Source and full recipe: by Sue Lau

Cinnamon and Cranberry Challah

Cinnamon and Cranberry Challah

A nicely soft and spiced challah spotted with cranberries.


See full recipe: by Nancy’s Patry

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar (it calls for light brown, but I used dark brown, and I really liked that)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 medium apples (keep from turning brown with a little lemon juice squeezed on the slices) or 4 largeapples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch (keep from turning brown with a little lemon juice squeezed on the slices)

For the glaze

See full recipe: by PanNan

Kato’s Phyllo Chicken Surprise

Source and full recipe: by Baby Kato

Easy to assemple and simply delicious

Kato s Phyllo Chicken Surprise



Apricot Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves, could use peach
  • 2 lemons, juice of


Champagne Jelly (Jello)

Source and full recipe:  by ImPat

A fresh and light dessert for all seasons


Champagne Jelly




  • 60 ml water (1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gelatin powder
  • 750 ml white wine (sparkling, lo calorie)
  • 60 grams caster sugar (1/4 cup or granulated sugar substitute)
  • 200 grams red seedless grapes (red seedless halved)
  • Passion fruit (eight fruit, halved pulp removed)

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Parsley and Parmesan Fish

Parsley and Parmesan Fish

A tasty and quick full meal. Love the taste and the COLORS!

Source and directions: by ImPat

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon zest (finely grated)
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley (flat leaf finely chopped)
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley (flat leaf finely chopped extra)
600 grams white fish fillets (four/150 grams each fillet, firm)
Cooking spray (olive oil)
450 grams dry long grain white rice (packet microwave)
310 grams corn kernels (sweet drained)
1 cup baby peas (frozen, cook them)
4 lemon wedges

Copycat Sahlep

Gluten-free Candied Ginger Molasses Cookies

I prepared this hot beverage to serve with Mia’s Gluten free candied ginger molasses cookies

This is for sure not the original recipe as the original sahlep ingredient (dried bulb from an orchid) has not been used for this recipe. This is to reproduce the consistency and the delicate spiced flavor.

Instant Powder for Copycat Sahlep

Mix following ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried coffee creamer
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons glutinous rice powder
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavored sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1/4  teaspoon cardamom optional
  • 200 g grated white chocolate
  • cinnamon to dust


  1. Mix in pot 1 cup of water (or 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup milk) with 3 tablespoons Copycat Sahlep powder.
  2. Bring to boil stirring constantly until it becomes thick
  3. Serve in a cup dusted with cinnamon

Gluten-free Candied Ginger Molasses Cookies

Gluten-free Candied Ginger Molasses Cookies


Ingredients for 84 half tablespoon cookies:
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (GMO free, of course)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3.5 ounces candied ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup erythritol (or sugar)
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated soft margarine (or butter, if you use it)
  • 2 medium eggs, room temperature

Filetes de Pollo ala Naranja (Chicken with Orange)


filetes de pollo ala naranja


3 Tbsp oil
1 head of garlic, peeled and separated (I cut the into bites)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs,
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 c orange juice (I used fresh orange juice with pulp)
1 pinch salt (I used 1 tablespoon light soy sauce instead)