Fenikia (Greek Honey Cookie)

February 28, 2014 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

Some cool recipes images:

Fenikia (Greek Honey Cookie)
Image by Stephie189
Recipe here.

Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices and Potatoes (12/30/07)
Image by sweet mustache
The recipe is from this book.

Original Recipe:
4-pound chicken cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned
2 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
3/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 medium onions, roughly diced
5 garlic cloves
2-inch piece fresh ginger, pelled and cut in half
3 tbs oil
1-inch piece cinnamon stick
12 cardamom pods
9 whole cloves
10 black peppercorns
3 whole dried red chiles
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 fresh hot green chile, cut in half
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 tbs tomato paste
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon

Combine the chicken, potatoes, 1/2 tsp of turmeric, 1/4 tsp of cayenne and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl and stir to coat the chicken and potatoes. Let stand while making the sauce.

Put the onions, garlic, and ginger in a food processor and finely mince. Set aside.

Combine 2 tbs of the oil, the cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, red chiles, coriander and cumin in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until the cinnamon unfurls, 1 to 2 minutes. And the minced onion mixture, the green chile and 1 tsp salt and cook, stirring, until the vegetables brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.

Remove the cinnamon and green chile, stir in the remaining 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp cayenne. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor blender and puree until smooth, set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 tbs oil the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and potatoes and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the yogurt 1 tbs at a time and stir well after each addition. Once all the yogurt is mixed in cook, stirring for another 2 minutes.

Add the pureed tomato mixture and bring to a boil. Stir in the water. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir about every 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce. Stir in the cilantro and lemon juice. Taste for salt and serve hot.

Changes I made: I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and only made a half recipe.

This was good, not real spicy, but it does have a bit of a bite.

fried tofu
Image by vigilant20
This fried tofu recipe caught my eye because of it’s creative use of nutritional yeast as a breading. It added a great flavor to this simple and quick recipe.

Nosthimia!: The Greek American Family Cookbook

October 8, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books · 5 Comments 

Product Description
Popular TV chef Georgia Sarianides adapts healthy and delicious traditional Greek recipes to American ingredients and lifestyles. “My recipes are Greek with an American twist, just like me!” say chef Georgia Sarianides. In “Nosthimia!” (Greek for “delicious”), she adapts healthy and delicious Old World Greek recipes to new American ingredients and lifestyles with her unique blend of zest and humor. As a mother of four and with a full time career, Georgia plans … More >>

Nosthimia!: The Greek American Family Cookbook