Kompot is a refreshing and satisfying thirst quencher, which will not make you feel guilty for indulging in a little sweetness. It is a close relative of fruit punch. Precisely you can look at Kompot as an alcohol free, low sugar counterpart of the punch. For me kompot comes very handy when I have abundance of leftover fruits, which I hate to waste. I call it a Costco effect! I quickly turn them into kompot. If kompot is in the menu for the week, I know for a fact that my juice loving husband (however organic he might purchase) will reach out for kompot first, before considering other options. It also goes really well when you have guests coming over, and you want to offer them something you will feel good about.
This is a very delicious Cherry Galette recipe your entire family will enjoy. Cherries are almost out of season, so hurry up and make some galette, will ya? :)
There are many articles on the overuse of antibiotics (a medicine which is used to treat bacterial infections and has no effect on viral infections), however, there is still a huge part of population that does not realize the full extent of this very dangerous habit which creates nothing but more health problems. Some people are so engrossed in consuming antibiotics, which they also like to in high doses, that they find themselves trapped in an endless vicious cycle. They get sick and take antibiotics, they get sick again and take more antibiotics to deal with the sickness that simply would not go away! Not only that, following this endless antibiotics saga other side effects start coming through and some of them are quite severe varying from antibiotics resistance to developing various allergies, etc.
This infamous dish is originally called Qozon Kabob, which literally means Kabobs in the Dutch Oven. Seared Lamb and Potatoes (Qozon Kabob) is finger-lickingly good. It will also have you going for seconds and thirds, if you are brave. Laden with calories, this food is a powerhouse! So, watch out for the portions there.
I discovered this amazing spice in Jordan. A very popular ingredient and widely used in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, sumac (sometimes spelled as “sumach”) is an amazing spice which is used to season not only fresh salads but also meat, fish and even hummus! It has a bit of a saltiness so you can actually use it instead of salt. Branded recently as a “black gold” due to its pretty dark purple color (sometimes it can be of a lighter brick red shade) and amazing health properties, it is a berry that grows on a wild bush.
This is a very traditional Uzbek soup which is warming and refreshing at the same time. Whenever I am tired from eating too much of the solid foods, I whip this beef and rice soup (also called “Mastava” in Uzbek) very easily. It doesn’t require much time and is a very good choice when you are under the weather. It is indeed a great comfort food! Mastava goes very easy on your stomach and tastes great with the addition of yogurt and fresh or dry herbs. My children eat it with delight.
These Pancake Puffs called Aebleskiver (meaning: apple slices in Danish) taste divine. If your family loves pancakes, this will be a huge hit in your circle. The only extra thing you will need to obtain for it is the aebleskiver pan, which you can get from amazon or stores like Bed Bath and Beyond. You only buy it once, but it serves you forever. I’ve had my cast iron one for good eight years now. You can also purchase a teflon one, if it is easier that way. While taking care of cast iron might be slightly harder, I like how it makes perfect pancakes with a harder shell outside and uniform and fluffy on the inside.