Category: Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy means the start-to-finish time is under 30 minutes and that the dish does not require any advanced culinary techniques.

Apricot Mostarda

Apricot Mostarda

This recipe is amazing served on a cheese platter or alongside chicken or pork. It adds a savoury sweet zip that really elevates other foods.

Raw Turmeric Donuts

Raw Turmeric Donuts

When I wanted something delicious but still nourishing and anti-inflammatory, I created this recipe. These “donuts” are extra sneaky because they are raw and contain the superfood turmeric. While the melted vegan chocolate makes these extra yummy, try them without: they are still amazing, and 100% raw vegan without it!

Strawberry Farmer’s Cheese Dumplings

Strawberry Farmer’s Cheese Dumplings

Fruit dumplings are popular throughout Central Europe, but this recipe is different than others in that it is made with farmer’s cheese. Strawberry dumplings are our family’s favorite, but this recipe can be used with Italian prune plums or small apricots. Though many would see this as a dessert, and it could be, these are more traditionally eaten at lunch. The best farmer’s cheese for this recipe is one that resembles feta, though if only a “pot style” farmer’s cheese is available, a little more flour could be added to make it work. For lunch, it serves two. For dessert, it could serve four.

Finger-Licking Homemade Jam

Finger-Licking Homemade Jam

My Childhood favorite dish’s story is a tangy journey to the stomach. A simple yet finger-licking Jam as a side-dish to all types of Breads, Chapathi and Roti.

Avocado Chipotle Salad

Avocado Chipotle Salad

A wonderful blend of greens, avocados, and spices. Brings the punch, flavor, and health to the party.

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

This is a nutty meringue cookie with a hint of chocolate flavor. This cookie can last for weeks. Because of that, during WWII, my mother-in-law sent a large batch to Jewish friends that were sadly taken to a concentration camp. These were a favorite of my husband’s father. My mother-in-law spread the batter in a pan, then cut them into squares. I prefer to bake them in individual traditional cookie rounds.

Lentils with an Egg Hat

Lentils with an Egg Hat

In the Czech Republic, many restaurants stay open until the wee hours of the morning after the changing of the New Year, but offer a limited menu. The offering usually includes a lentils dish, since lentils represent luck and wealth. Like a breakfast hash, the lentil portion can be made the day before and quickly reheated and topped with a freshly cooked egg. The recipe below includes small diced ham with vegetables and herbs. It can easily be made vegetarian with just a couple changes.