Tomato soup might already be one of the best comfort foods there is but I make it even better by adding fluffy, flavorful dumplings.
Silky roasted eggplant is topped with a rich, za’atar and sumac seasoned lamb and tomato sauce.
Occasionally found served as small plate in tapas restaurants in the US, ensalada campera (country salad) is a hot weather staple in many homes in Spain.
Tuna takes the place of red meat in this pantry-friendly update of spaghetti and meatballs.
Ingredients: 4.25 oz tinned smoked sardines in oil 1 onion, sliced into half-moons 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped (about 6 cups) 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pint) 1/4 cup kalamata olives salt freshly ground black pepper 12 […]
Ingredients: for the dressing: 3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil tiny pinch salt freshly ground black pepper for the salad: 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I used an heirloom mix) 1/3 cup large Spanish pimento-stuffed olives […]
Ingredients: 2 lbs russet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb cubed sirloin or stew beef (can brown if desired, I didn’t bother) 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 onion, cut into quarter moon slices 1/3 cup chopped green olives with pimentos 15 oz canned stewed tomatoes (with juice!) 3 […]
Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced into quarter moons 2 medium yellow squash, cut into bite-sized wedges 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1-pint cherry or other small tomatoes, halved 2 4.4 oz tins sardines in olive oil 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1/3 cup (drained) Kalamata olives 1/2 cup (loose) coarsely chopped Italian parsley […]
Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced into half-moons 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 lb small okra 28 oz canned diced tomatoes or 1 1/2 lb fresh tomatoes, cubed 1 1/2 tablespoons Lebanese 7 mixed spice mix* 14 oz canned chickpeas, drained pinch salt Directions: In a medium pot, saute the onion and […]
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup (dry) orzo 2 ears’ worth corn kernels 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into half-moons 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 4 oz baby arugula, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled feta 3 tablespoons sherry […]