What are you to do if you love the luscious Greek eggplant dish moussaka but are a confirmed vegetarian? Don’t fret — read below.   Eggplant, Tomato and Kale Moussaka 2 medium eggplants, washed, sliced ¼” thick (eggplant[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian 4 large ripe avocados, halved and peeled 1 1/2 pounds fresh cooked crab meat, cut up 1/4 cup each red onions, red bell pepper, celery and/or celery tops, and green onions (finely chopped) and sweet gherkin[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Serve these Cauliflower Fritters with chutney or salsa for an easy meatless meal. Sour cream or lebne is also a nice addition.   Recipe Time: Total: 1 Hour   Ingredients 1 large[...]

Eggplant always seems to have a love-it-or-hate-it audience. But “even people who claim they don’t like eggplant love these easy meatballs,” says Christine Vartanian Datian. You can use a small ice cream scoop to shape[...]

Spicy Mexican-style soup warms the soul — and body — with yummy flavors.   Ingredients:   1 qt. reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 pounds boned, skinned chicken thighs, diced 1/2 medium white onion, diced 1/2 medium red or[...]

A hearty salad that is big on flavor and full of healthy ingredients can be fast and delicious. Ingredients 4 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 cup cooked fresh green beans, diced into medium pieces 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely[...]

Lentil, Pasta, and Apricot Salad with Brown Sugar Nuts By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients 1 15-ounce can lentils, rinsed, or 1 cup cooked brown, green or red lentils, drained 2 cups penne or bow-tie pasta, boiled and drained 1 cup[...]

By Christine Vartian Datian   Grilled Garlic Mint Lamb Chops with Cucumber Zucchini Tzatziki 8 loin lamb chops (1” inch thick) 8-10 cups mixed greens lightly tossed with lemon juice, salt, black pepper and olive oil  [...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian   A little East and a little West and a lot of delicious   Serves 4.   5 or 6 large Russet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, cut into pieces or wedges 1 cup diced or sliced Armenian sujuk (a spicy[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Fresh and easy vegetarian recipe   6 cups diced, peeled eggplant, about 1 pound 2 medium zucchini, peeled, diced into medium chunks 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 medium tomato,[...]

Whether you call it Eech, Itch or Metch, everyone can agree we can call it delicious. By Christine Vartanian Datian   Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion, finely diced 1 medium red pepper, finely diced 1 medium green pepper, finely[...]