Cauliflower soup

This soup is great comfort dish for cold winter days – especially given that your choices of fresh produce a limited. It is very quick and easy to make, and you can store it in the fridge for a few days, or freeze it.

Brussels sprout salad with sun-dried tomatoes, almonds and feta

I copied / reverse engineered this recipe from one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco – L’Ardoise where Chef Clement serves it with goat cheese and Balsamic reduction. My version pays homage to Bulgaria with the feta cheese. This is a perfect winter salad when your choices of fresh produce are limited. The almonds give…

Sautéed broccolini

This is a great and very versatile side dish that goes with any kind of meat or fish. It adds a nice touch of color and very healthy component to any meal

Mushroom risotto

As I mentioned in the plain risotto post, the possibilities are endless. Here is one of the easier variations – mushroom risotto.  

Bulgarian tomato salad (with a twist)

No nation loves tomatoes as much as Bulgarians do. And for the record, the Bulgarian tomatoes are the best, and so is the Bulgarian feta cheese and the Bulgarian yoghurt! The national dish is shopska salad (шопска салата) which is chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.  My version is somewhat of a departure from the…