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[...]

By Christine Vartanian Datian Inspired by friends who adore Mexican flavors, Christine Vartanian Datian decided to reinvent traditional Middle Eastern tabbouleh with Southwestern spices. After substituting cilantro for parsley and adding[...]