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Armenian Cheese Borek

Armenian Cheese Borek

Heaven might just be found in these flaky, buttery triangle shells oozing with melted cheese and herbs. At family gatherings growing up, these were always my favorite appetizer.  It wasn’t until I started this blog that I ventured into the world of phyllo dough, having previously only benefited from others’ divine creations. Working with phyllo dough is not too difficult. The main thing is to completely defrost it by putting it in the fridge the night before or setting it on the counter an hour before. Also, it’s important to not let it get dried out as you’re working with it. One method is...

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Pomegranate and Pine Nut Lahmajoun

Pomegranate and Pine Nut Lahmajoun

Slightly sweet and tangy with aromatic spices, these small meat pies will make a great appetizer for your next party or a tasty afternoon snack. Adapted from a recipe by Kamal Al-Faqih, these “mini pizzas” are a fun twist on the regular lahmajoun you may be more familiar with. This winter, I was lucky enough to belong to a produce co-up where I was able to purchase pomegranates in bulk at a great price, I have been looking for ways to incorporate pomegranates into my meals.  And I ALWAYS love anything dressed up with pine nuts, even if they are one of the most...

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Muhammara Dip

Muhammara Dip

This colorful dip is sure to perk up your hors d’oeuvre table. Based on a recipe from my Grandma Alice O’Rullian and cousin Robin Nelson, Muhammara has a distinctive savory flavor enhanced by sweet and tart ingredients. This is a dip that I do not remember trying myself before now, but my cousin Robin Nelson has always loved it and finds it highly addictive.  She suggests serving it with warm pita bread or sesame crackers and that it makes a great accompaniment to hummus. I made some for the holidays and Armenians and non-Armenians alike seemed to enjoy it! What is Muhammara?...

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Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread

With Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, I began anticipating turkey sandwich leftovers with Armenian Pita Bread. When it's not a special occasion, however, I typically don't eat many servings of bread in a day, and when I do, I like to consume whole grains. So I thought I would spend some time trying to create the perfect 100% whole wheat pita bread. I am so thrilled with how it came out, especially since my first attempt years ago was not as successful. This time I did plenty of research on suggested ways to convert white flour bread recipes to 100% whole wheat bread recipes....

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Armenian Rice Pilaf

Armenian Rice Pilaf

  This buttery rice pilaf dresses up all of your special occasions. No longer will you think of rice as a plain and basic staple–Armenian pilaf is a sophisticated, yet simple side dish.  What ingredients do I need for Armenian Rice Pilaf? Uncle Ben's Converted Rice: Listen up. This is the key ingredient and there is no substitute for it, despite all the cost-cutting more efficient varieties of white rice available.   Even on Uncle Ben's website, the first reviewer for their converted rice, shares: "I learned how to make Armenian Rice Pilaf over 50 years ago from an Armenian lady who made the...

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