Lentils with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Marinated Onion and Feta

Lentils with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Marinated Onion and Feta - Greek flavors and gluten free! Serve with hot pita bread | littlebroken.com

I’m the type of person that will try something at least once and have a list: coloring my hair red, buying TOMS, whitening my teeth with lemon juice, piercing my nose. In the moment all were great decisions and what I wanted but a do over? Probably never. I do have to admit, piercing my nose is still a good idea but eventually it will come out and never will I go through the excrutiating pain of getting my nose pierced. Ever. Again.

Lentils on the list now…. 

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Lentils with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Marinated Onion and Feta

Lentils with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Marinated Onion and Feta

I’m the type of person that will try something at least once and have a list: coloring my hair red, buying TOMS, whitening my teeth with lemon juice, piercing my nose. In the moment all were great decisions and what I wanted but a do over? Probably never. I do have to admit, piercing my… 

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Quinoa Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

Quinoa Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

First time I had ahi tuna was in Hawaii in ’06 while on vacation. I thought it was the most tender piece of fish I’ve ever tasted as it just melted in my mouth. Shortly thereafter, I started eating sushi but I started with those cheap grocery store California rolls and slowly worked myself to… 

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Roasted Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce, Mint, Basil and Pine Nuts

Roasted Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce, Mint, Basil and Pine Nuts

Who loves eggplants?! I do. A LOT. But first TGIF. Cheers to Friday! Woop. Back to eggplants….I’m very psyched! I haven’t been this excited in a while, especially about eggplants. You know why? Because they are just so darn good and I think everyone should eat them. Seriously, roasted eggplants served with buttermilk sauce and… 

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Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

Sriracha Blackberry BBQ Wings

I hate wings. Seriously. Texture, taste, especially deep fried are just not my thing. On the other hand, Mr. Spouse can eat wings every day if he could. Thing is I hardly ever make them at home. I’m not  a big deep fryer or pan fryer of anything so wings kinda always get the boot…. 

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Baked Caprese Breakfast Cups with Flaky Crust

Baked Caprese Breakfast Cups

I love eggs. Eggs to me scream weekend. I grew up on bread/butter  and “kasha” breakfast. Kasha in Russian is a general term for hot cereal cooked in milk. Oat bran, grits, rice, oatmeal. You name it. I had it all. On weekends though, my mom would fry us eggs. Sunny side up.  It was… 

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Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

I have a love affair with Asian/Thai/Chinese infused dishes. It all started with high school days and a little Chinese buffet that was a ritual after Sunday service for my friends and I. It was greasy, fattening, cheap but SO, SO good. Now you can’t pay me enough to go near a buffet of any… 

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

I normally like to start off the week with a healthy meal but today I’m breaking the rules and giving you guys something darling to drool about because this deserves a Monday attention. I’ll make it short and sweet. Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie is my new breakfast. No seriously. I woke up this morning dreaming about… 

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Vareniki with Cherries www.littlebroken.com

Vareniki with Cherries

Homemade dough always intimidated me and I always stayed away even though I watched my mama knead bread dough almost every day. Recently though I started playing around with dough and made naan bread. Baby steps. It turned out quite well. Then I was flipping through my Russian books for inspiration and saw a picture… 

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Grilled Vegetable and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini www.littlebroken.com

Grilled Vegetable and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini

When Mr. Spouse and I were dating, we used to go to Barnes and Noble a lot. We were young and options were limited as to where we could hang out and a bookstore was sweet, innocent AND most important parent approved. We would browse the numerous aisles or read up on the latest magazines…. 

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Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese_littlebroken.com

Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

We love grilled cheese in this house. Cheesy, hot and gooey. It’s the ultimate comfort food. I personally love the classic with yellow American cheese and hot soup on a cold winter day. But grilled cheese sandwich is no longer a cold weather comfort food as there are so many variations from fruit to veggies… 

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