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[...]

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[...]