Category Archives: Main Dishes

A surprisingly easy gourmet meal: Grilled Lamb Chops with Herbs and Yogurt Mint Sauce

Growing up in Bulgaria we always had lamb for Easter. It is an old religious symbol that has been adopted by many branches of the Christian faith, and especially the Eastern Orthodox. Lamb is believed to represent Jesus and relates … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla

I have been cooking sweet potatoes a lot this past couple of weeks as I try to develop original recipes for my very first recipe contest. This one is very similar to the Sweet Potato Cakes I recently posted. I … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Cakes with Yogurt Ginger Sauce

Since we moved to Nashville, I have enjoyed the creamy sweetness of this root vegetable in a variety of presentations; classic casseroles, the more common fries, or my favorite sweet potato biscuits.  I’ve never cooked sweet potatoes myself, so I … Continue reading

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Kavarma – Bulgaria’s greatest contribution to world cuisine

Yesterday, March 3rd, was Bulgaria’s National Holiday. In honor of Bulgaria’s independence, I decided to make what I believe is the most Bulgarian dish – Kavarma. Don’t get surprised when you read below and you see nothing unusual or too … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese – a flavorful and easy midday meal

Growing up in Bulgaria, grilled cheese was not one of my childhood staples. Even when I moved to America I never quite learned to enjoy it. Probably because it is one of those comfort foods that one grows up with … Continue reading

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Pork Chops Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Pears

A few months back, a new restaurant was getting ready to open doors in our neighborhood. I walked by, and loved the decor – contemporary country with an eclectic flair. Couldn’t wait until we finally had a casually elegant place, … Continue reading

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