Paprika Grilled Chicken with Avocado Dressing

 

chicken with avocado3.jpgIt’s like eating grilled chicken smothered in guacamole. What could be better than that? Plus it’s easy, quick, healthy and delicious. Serve this for lunch and all your figure-conscious friends will appreciate and enjoy without guilt. Even my 8 year old had a huge serving of this satisfying salad right after school. For me, this lunch means an extra piece of chocolate with my coffee and pizza for dinner. Enough said! Continue reading

Crunchy Kohlrabi, Apple and Fennel Salad with Yogurt dressing

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The absolute welcome of spring. The humble kohlrabi –for Cypriots, “Kouloumbra”- makes an excellent addition to any salad. We Cypriots, are used to eating it thickly sliced, sprinkled with salt and lemon juice, but sliced thinly it adds delicious crunch and taste to salads. For this recipe, I combined it with fennel and apples and used a tangy, yogurt dressing, which elevated the dish. I sprinkled some dried cranberries and pistachios to add extra sweetness and extra crunch. Continue reading

Bulgur Salad with Roasted Pumpkin and Goji berries

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The many splendors of bulgur wheat. It’s healthy, tasty, cooks fast and makes really great salads. It works well with all veggies but I just LOVE it with squash. I got the inspiration for this dish from the Cypriot pumpkin pie, “kolokoti”. The filling of this pie is bulgur wheat, raisins, squash and cinnamon. So I roasted the squash with some cinnamon and cumin and then served it on a bed of “Mitsides” fine, bulgur wheat. Instead of raisins, I used goji berries which are far less sweeter, but raisins would also work well if you really like something sweet in your salad. Top everything with a handful of pumpkin seeds and crumbled goat cheese or feta and you’ve got the healthiest, tastiest lunch. And you know what? It tastes even better the next day. Continue reading