Yogurt and Cucumber Salad

Serves 4-6 as a side dish There are versions of this salad right across the Middle East and Mediterranean. This version is Armenian, and called jajig. Kitchen equipment Knife and cutting board Garlic crusher or micrograter Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons Medium mixing bowl Ingredients 2 ½ cups plain low-fat yogourt 1 English cucumber…

Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs

Serves 8 Kitchen equipment small pot 8 wooden skewers measuring cup medium-sized mixing bowl large mixing spoon Salad spinner or dish towels Cutting board, cutting knife can opener baking sheet lined with parchment paper Ingredients 2 medium red peppers (or orange or yellow) 8 artichoke hearts, canned, drained, rinsed 1 Tbs olive oil grinding of…

Oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries

Makes 4 servings Kitchen equipment Large bowl Cutting board, cutting knife Large sieve (if you pre-soak the fries) 2 Rimmed baking sheet Parchment paper (optional) Oven mitts Metal spatula or tongs Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and dried well (no need to peel, but cut out any blemishes) 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil,…

Garlic Bread

Makes one loaf Kitchen equipment: • Aluminum foil • Bread knife, butter knife • Fork, small bowl • Cutting board • Garlic press or microplane Ingredients: • 1 baguette, preferably multigrain or whole wheat • 3 Tbs soft butter • 1 Tbs olive oil (depending on the size of your baguette, you could need more…

Roasted Carrots

Makes 8 servings Kitchen equipment: • 1 or 2 large baking sheets, lined with parchment paper • Measuring spoons • Large bowl • Cutting board, cutting knife • Large mixing spoon • Metal spatula Ingredients: • 4 Lbs (2 Kg) carrots • 2 Tbs vegetable oil • 2 tsp salt • 2 Tbs fresh thyme…

Cucumber Raita

Serves 4 Kitchen equipment: Box grater Knife Vegetable peeler Sieve or strainer Cutting board Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons 2 Medium bowls Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogourt (we used 2%) 1 English cucumber ½ tsp salt Optional herbs/spices: fresh mint or cilantro, finely chopped (a Tbs. or two); ground cumin and/or coriander (1/2 tsp or so)…