Grilled onion kasha

Grilled onion kasha

Kasha is called buckwheat groats. It is popularly consumed in Eastern Europe and many Ashkenazi Jews recognize it as “Kasha Varnishkes,” which is also known as kasha with bowties. Kasha is a very underrated grain, probably because it is usually prepared in a flavorless and dry way. It is beyond delicious and filling – give it another shot with this easy recipe.

Fire roasted peppers

Fire roasted peppers

stead of buying prepare roasted peppers from a jar, try this at home. It tastes worlds better, has no preservatives and can be added to almost anything to make it more delicious. Here are some ideas of what to add it to: Salads, sunny side up eggs, Roasting chicken with these and white wine, as a topping for seared or baked fish, in a sandwich, in a soup, in a tomato sauce to add flavor, to shakshuka….the options are endless but they add so much to each dish.

Kofta meat kebabs

Kofta meat kebabs

Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.