Uzbek Samsa - The flaky pastry with minced lamb filling.

Around The World One Bite At A Time. 1- Uzbek Samsa    

Samsas are a popular snack all over Central Asia. These come in many shapes and sizes. These triangular Uzbek Samsas are filed with a mix of lamb and onions and encased in a flaky pastry crust and baked. There is only one word to describe it – delicious !

Rustic Mediterranean Olive Bread Made With Kalamatta Olives

The Simply Irresistible Mediterranean Olive Bread

This Mediterranean Olive Loaf is a rustic free form loaf dotted with olives. A few simple but high quality ingredients are all you need here. The olives are the star and add an extra depth of flavor to this bread. It is prefect to much on as is or as a side for soups and salads.

Garden Tomato Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Garden Tomato Salad With Capers

This is one of the easiest salads to make. Fresh tomatoes and basil add the visual appeal while a simple vinaigrette makes the flavors memorable. Simple, easy to make and bursting wit garden freshness ..

Roasted Carrots With Garlic and Parsley

Roasted Carrots With Garlic And Parsley

Fresh carrots are sweet and tastes delicious when roasted. The beautiful bunch of multicolored carrots are roasted in a hot oven and tossed with garlic and parsley oil. This is a wonderful appetizer or side dish that takes very little time to make.

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs – Deviled Eggs With a Spicy Twist

The classic deviled eggs are an easy appetizer to make. Here is a spiced up version that is hot, tangy with a bit of sweet undertones. There are so many ways  of  flavoring  deviled eggs   that  I guarantee  you that  you  will never  get  tired of  it. 

Home made hummus served with fresh veggies and crackers for snacking

Home Made Easy Hummus Recipe

The traditional Hummus is a healthy spread made with chickpeas and a dash of spices. It is healthy and satisfying and a perfect snack dip to reach for. Not only is it easy to make but tastes much better as when made fresh !

Curry Leaves Chicken- Boneless chicken cooked with spices and flavored with curry leaves

Curry Leaf Chicken – Finger licking Good

Bite sized pieces of chicken coated with a creamy mix of spices and finished with curry leaves. This is an easy and delicious appetizer to make and share with friends and family. On second thoughts – sharing is definitely overrated !

Egg Puffs - South Indian Spiced Egg Pastry

Spiced Egg in Pastry Shells – The South Indian Egg Puffs

Hard boiled eggs with a spicy mix of onions encased in a pastry shell or what we called egg puffs is a favorite tea time snack. These are not just tea time snack, pack a couple in the lunch box along with some fruit and it turns into a hearty lunch . This is easy to prepare , especially when you have pre-made puff pastry sheets.

Two bite Curried Chicken Puffs

Two Bite Curried Chicken Puffs

Here is an elegant appetizer using puff pastry sheets. Bite sized pieces of chicken cooked with curry spices,wrapped and baked in puff pastry sheets. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds or nigella seed add to its appeal.

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken – Made at Home

Tandoori chicken is tender and juicy with a hint of smoky flavors. The same flavors can be achieved at home without a tandoor or synthetic colors
and flavorings. High heat cooking in the key – so be ready to crank up the oven or grill as high as it goes before you cook 🙂 .