Christine Vartanian Datian shares with us her recipe for “Stuffed Roma Tomatoes with Three Cheeses” which was originally published in the LasVegas Review Journal on December 9, 2014.   Ingredients:   12 large Roma[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients 2 cups medium bulgur 4 cups low-sodium chicken, turkey or beef broth (vegetable broth may also be used) A handful of broken or crushed vermicelli, orzo, or egg noodles 2 cloves garlic, minced 1[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian   Ingredients 6 Japanese eggplants, sliced lengthwise in 1/2-inch slices Kosher salt 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 1/2 cup finely ground walnuts, (about 1 cup whole walnuts ground in a food processor)[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian 1 pound sweet Italian sausage or turkey sausage, casings removed 1 pound package rigatoni pasta or your favorite whole-wheat pasta 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped 1 1/2 cups[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Ingredients: 3-4 cups large white navy beans, cooked and drained 1 cup fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup diced celery (and tops) 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced red onion 1 cup diced[...]

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup light or dark brown sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup apple sauce 2 large eggs, beaten 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1[...]

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[...]