How to Make Simple Inside Out Cabbage Rolls

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Inside out cabbage rolls are easy to make and save a bunch of preparation time over the traditional method of rolling the cabbage rolls. Cheap to make and hearty, your whole family will enjoy true, Romanian comfort food. It’s also a great option if you are cooking for a crowd. We have previously featured, traditional cabbage rolls, cooked in a tomato sauce base, when featuring Bulgaria. But, in Transylvania, Romania, we enjoyed cabbage a la Cluj, which features cabbage and … Read More

How to Make Spanish Albondigas: An Easy Meatball Recipe

Here is an easy meatball recipe – Spanish style. Cooked in a rich tomato sauce with classic, Spanish flavors, albondigas are hearty. A great 1-pot dish. Albondigas may not be a word many people outside of Europe know of. I certainly didn’t before our visit to Spain. In fact, the word albondigas, derives from Arabic. Food culture and migration is such a fascinating subject. Simple to make and from everyday ingredients, the meatballs gently simmer away in a rich and … Read More

Romanian Mici: Easy Skinless Sausages

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Romanian mici are easy, skinless sausages. Perfect for the outdoor grill, add some pita bread, hummus or garlic sauce and salad. A quick, meal ready to go in no time. Reputed to be the Romanian National Dish, this Romanian sausage recipe is perfect if you have always wanted to make your own sausages! Romanians prefer to moderately spice their mici with Hungarian paprika and coriander. And, as is not uncommon throughout the world, this dish was “invented” because of a … Read More

Authentic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls from Bulgaria an Easy Dinner

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Authentic cabbage rolls from Bulgaria are easy to make and are a guaranteed way to give some great taste to a vegetable that is exceedingly healthy but is often much-maligned. Traditional Bulgarian food at its best and true comfort food! Lightly-spiced, ground meat is enveloped with cabbage leaves and then slow-cooked in a tomato-based sauce to permit all of the flavors to develop. You basically end up with steamed cabbage rolls, a very healthy cooking methods. Add a little refreshing … Read More

Spotlight on Potatoes with Bulgarian Moussaka

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The moussaka I grew up with featured eggplant as the main ingredient and came topped with a béchamel source. But that would be moussaka of the Greek variety. Love potatoes? Want a moussaka that is lighter? How about Bulgarian moussaka featuring potato and yogurt? Lighter than its Greek cousin and fabulous if eggplants are not to your taste or out of season, Bulgarian moussaka can be comfortably consumed in summer if you are looking for some comfort food. The topping … Read More

Thai Spring Rolls with Glass Noodles – an Easy Recipe Sure to Impress!

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Thai spring rolls with glass noodles are deceptively easy to make. Once you have tried and succeeded you will wonder why you have taken so long to make them! Once shallow-fried these spring rolls take on a golden hue and deliver a delightful, crunchy outside. Not to mention the tasty morsels inside. Before I started this glass noodle spring roll recipe, I did wonder if it would work. I had visions of spring rolls improperly wrapped inside the wrapper, exploding … Read More

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