Tag Archives: Recipe

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 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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Mish-Mash – a fresh and healthy vegetarian breakfast

The dictionary definition for mishmash is “a collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge”. And this is exactly what this is. A mixture of vegetables, eggs, cheese and spices, seemingly unrelated but that go so well together.  In Bulgaria, … Continue reading

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Spicy Chocolate Truffles – an Easy and Personal Valentine’s Day Gift

  When I saw a recipe for chocolate truffles in a Ghirardelli ad a few years back, I couldn’t believe how very few steps were involved. I love chocolate, especially dark, so I tried it. Very easy, indeed. Melt some chocolate … 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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