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Pickled Armenian Cucumbers

Pickled Armenian Cucumbers

  Crunchy and bursting with flavor, these Pickled Armenian Cucumbers are the perfect accompaniment to your meal —whether eating sandwiches or shish kebab, or something else that calls for a bit of pucker! While my grandpa Moe was often the one credited for creating these hot pickles, my grandma Alice also claimed them as her family's recipe.  Now my own dad carries on the tradition in our family, which starts every spring when he plants his Armenian cucumber seeds. What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Pickled Armenian Cucumbers (and Other Pickled Veggies)? Armenian cucumbers: (You'll probably have to plant your own...

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Avocado Chickpea Salad

Avocado Chickpea Salad

Crisp and satisfying, this Avocado Chickpea Salad just might become a staple in your weekly lunch or dinner menu. It's a great option to use up some of those veggies that might be growing in your garden. What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Avocado Chickpea Salad? Lettuce: This recipe calls for butter lettuce, but you could substitute another mild, crisp lettuce in its place. Frozen peas: If you run frozen peas under cold water and drain them, they will taste fresh and perfect for this salad.  Certainly, you could substitute garden-fresh peas if you have them on hand.  Chickpeas: Sometimes called garbanzo beans, chickpeas...

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Tricolor Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

Tricolor Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

This is our family favorite pasta salad, packed with fresh vegetables and just a bit of richness to delight all those that taste it. Although there are plenty of substitutions you could make, I highly recommend this combination of ingredients for the freshest, most flavorful take on a classic Italian pasta salad. What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Tricolor Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing? Tricolor Pasta: I used Ronzoni Garden Delight Rotini for its fresh and natural flavors. A Little Love: Cubed Monterey Jack Cheese, sliced black olives and sliced pepperoni. Colorful Fresh Vegetables: Red bell pepper, red onion, vine-ripened tomatoes, english cucumber and broccoli...

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Grain Free Tabouli

Grain Free Tabouli

Do you love the refreshing taste of tabouli, but sometimes want something a little lighter to accompany an already filling meal?  Or maybe you are watching your carbs or eating gluten-free...then this salad is perfect for you! Our Grain Free Tabouli Salad makes a wonderful accompaniment to shish kebab, rice pilaf and other Armenian fare. There are just a few minor, but key differences between the Grain Free Tabouli Salad and the Best Ever Armenian Tabouli Salad on our blog. However, you will find they deserve equal consideration when planning your menu. As mentioned before, the grain free version does not have any… you guessed it… grain! We are not substituting...

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Kahke

Kahke

Kahke is a uniquely satisfying biscuit that goes really well with Armenian string cheese. Our family also typically ate Kahke with our Easter spread. These Armenian biscuits, sometimes also called Simit, have a buttery, slightly crumbly texture. The dough contains mahlab and nigella black seeds and then is topped with sesame seeds before baking, giving it a unique, but delicate, middle eastern flavor. What ingredients do I need to make Kahke? 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup farina 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 1/4 cups melted butter 2 teaspoons mahlab 2 teaspoons Nigella (black seeds) 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 packet of dry active yeast (2 1/4...

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