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[...]

Sometimes a party needs music. However, a party always needs food. And this food is sure to get the party started.   Lamb Kebab 2 pounds ground lamb (substitute use 1 pound ground lamb and 1 pound ground beef, if desired) 1 medium red[...]

1 1/2 pounds ground lamb 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, mashed 2 Japanese eggplants, sliced 1/2-inch thick 2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 large red bell pepper and green bell pepper, sliced 1/2-inch thick 1 large red onion and[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Hot and healthy is the way to go with these Middle Eastern by way of Mexico pizzas.     4 – 8” or 9″ large whole wheat tortillas 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian A refreshing summer salad that doubles as a meal is not complicated but tastes as if it is.   Ingredients: 4-5 large Japanese eggplants 1 medium green or red bell pepper, diced 1 medium red or yellow[...]

Ingredients 1 large eggplant or 2-3 Japanese eggplant, sliced in ½-inch pieces or chunks 6-7 cups romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, radicchio, escarole, endive, kale and/or spinach (or any choice of lettuce or salad greens) 2-3 medium[...]

Armenian Russian Potato Salad (Olivier)   Serves 4.   4 large Russet or Idaho potatoes, boiled, drained, peeled, and finely diced 4 large eggs, boiled, finely chopped 4 carrots, boiled, drained, and minced 4 dill pickles, minced[...]

FRESNO — Alice Vartanian, a resident of Fresno and a native of Lowell, Mass., was featured in the Fresno Bee’s Central Valley Magazine in December 2014. Her family’s favorite classic clam chowder recipe which she has made for more[...]

  By Christine Datian Ingredients: 8 cups low-sodium chicken or beef broth 2 cups water 2 medium carrots, diced 2 stalks celery (and top greens), diced 2 medium zucchini, peeled, diced 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped or minced 1[...]

FRESNO — Family recipes from Christine Vartanian Datian of Las Vegas and her mother, Alice Vartanian, of Fresno are featured in the current Fresno Bee November 2014 Flavors Magazine. Datian, a Fresno native, is a copywriter and[...]

  What is Thanksgiving without pilaf? From her Armenian mother Alice Vartanian of Fresno, and grandmother, Pepay Sarkisian from Lowell, Mass. and Los Angeles, Christine Vartanian Datian learned how to prepare many holiday dishes[...]