By Christine Vartanian Datian   Fresh Spinach, Bacon and Bulgur Salad 2 cups medium bulgur (#2 or #3) found at Middle Eastern markets 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or water 1 medium bunch spinach, washed and torn in pieces 8 slices[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Lemon Mint Hummus Place the following ingredients in a blender, cover, and process until the mixture is smooth; place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and garnish.  Top with roasted pine nuts, if desired.[...]

“This fragrant roasted Japanese eggplant is dressed in an herbed balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This dish is easy to prepare and can be served as a side salad or for a mazza spread on pita bread, flat bread, or cracker bread.”[...]

Summer Turkey Salad with Lemon Dressing By Christine Vartanian Datian 4 cups fresh turkey breast, diced 4-6 cups mixed greens, spinach, endive, Bibb or Romaine lettuce, washed, torn roughly 2 large stalks celery and tops, finely chopped 1[...]

Beef and Bean Enchiladas 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (1 lb.) vegetarian refried beans 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 cup green chili salsa (or salsa of your choice) 1/3 cup taco sauce 2 cans (10 oz. each)[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Avocado, Eggplant, Shrimp and Feta Tacos With Garlic Lemon Tahini 3 or 4 medium avocados, sliced 1 medium eggplant, sliced, 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2-3 cloves garlic, minced Diced feta[...]

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[...]