I don't know about other places in the world but in Bulgaria it is awfully hard to find a skim milk fruit flavored yogurt with no sugar added. But I found a way to indulge even when I am on a diet. And here it is.
I had some red beans left over in a can and I invented this simple way to finish it off. I liked it. Let’s see if anyone else will. :-) By the way, it is one serving because I often only eat salad. It probably would be enough for two if you serve it as a side dish.
My boyfriend and I have this joke going on about the little green men from Mars and how they only have green stuff to eat. So this must be exactly their cup of tea. Or should I say their bowl of salad.
This salad is one of the most popular here in Bulgaria. Its name "Shopska" comes from one of the regions of the country (the one surrounding the capital) but it can be found everywhere. And "salata" means simply salad. I hope you enjoy it.
This is an extremely popular snack food here. Lately it is becoming less popular in cafeterias but it is still a favorite at almost any home. Feel free to alter the condiments but keep the pepper, the onions and the cumin. You could also grate some cheese on top, or add it to the meat mixture.
This cold soup is among Bulgarians favorite foods for the summer. It is served as a first course instead of a salad or between meals as refreshment. You might even see it served in a glass. Most men here say it goes great with a glass of cold rakiya (Bulgarian grape or fruit brandy) or Ouzo.
This one comes from Rex Hunt Fishing Adventures and the segment of Chef Lain Hewitson. I told a friend about it and she asked me to write it down. I decided someone else might like me to share it too; so, here it comes.
This seems to be quite on the low-carb side. It's supposedly a typical Bulgarian dish again from the Bulgarian National Cuisine cookbook of Zemizdat. By the way I'm guessing at fish quantity because there is a typo in the book and it's missing. Cook time is boiling time for the eggs.
Once again one of my boyfriend's favourites. He never gets tired of these meatballs or of my cutlets and he often requests both at the same time. Grilling is also a nice option although you might want to put more beef or more bread so that the mixture gets thicker.
This is a recipe I have not tried yet but I found it in an old book about traditional Bulgarian cooking and it sounded great. I decided to share it so here it is. If you happen to try it, please share how it came out and what kind of cheese you used. By the way, I'm guessing at preparation and cooking times.
My boyfriend never gets tired of these. I hope you like them too. They are so easy to make and they go very well with potatoes, French fries, all types of fresh salads and also with my zucchini in yogurt and with tarator. Cooking time should be much shorter with a fryer.
This is something I came up with when I was on a diet and watching my calories. Turned out quite good though, and my Mom still requests it from time to time. Let’s see if you like it. By the way, cook time is valid only if you boil the eggs and the potatoes one after the other.