Mini Cucumber Sandwiches

Mini cucumber sandwiches are 3 ingredient, under 10 minutes finger food, kids friendly snack and a light meal. How About Elevenses? ‘How about elevenses’ is this week’s theme. Elevenses is a short refreshments break, taken around 11am. The first recipe for this theme was fresh cranberry pecan brownies and today, how about mini cucumber sandwiches […]

Greek Tzatziki Sauce, a Dip

Greek Tzatziki sauce is a cucumber yogurt sauce or a dip served with grilled meats, pita bread, pita chips, veggies, and also as a sauce for gyros. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Theme of the Week The theme for this week is chutneys, dips and spreads. The first two recipes for the […]

Panzanella Salad

For second day of Italian cuisine, I have a Tuscan salad that is prepared with stale bread. In fact, in olden days this salad was prepared to use up any leftover bread. A thick crust bread such as sourdough boule, Italian bread or French baguette works the best for this salad. Regular sandwich bread doesn’t […]

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Sour Cream

Today I have a very simple salad with cucumber and tomatoes. This salad can be served as a side dish with baked or grilled meats and as a dish with any cuisine. If you are a cucumber lover like me, it can eaten as late morning or a late afternoon snack. This is similar to […]

Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad ~ OiMu Chim Namul

I like cucumbers a lot and always add them to salads or to raitas. Sometimes I eat cucumbers as my evening snack. When I saw this spicy cucumber salad, without even a second thought added it to my list of Korean side dishes I was going to make for Korean meal for this month’s “Around […]

Black Eyed Peas Salad

Quick and easy summer salad with black eyed peas, cucumber, carrots and onions; great for lunch, side dishes, picnics and bbq parties! Last month we tried to follow a no carb diet and did it successfully for 7 – 10 days! Then we switched to low carb diet. When Valli, announced blogging marathon (BM) # […]

Fattoush

For day 6 of the marathon, it is Fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad. Pita bread is deep fried or oven baked, as I did, and added to the vegetables to make the salad. The magic ingredient for this salad seems to be Sumac, a spice from the Mediterranean. It supposedly has a lemony flavor and […]

Spinach Pesto Sandwich

Last week I made some spinach pesto for the marathon. I used the pesto to make some pasta salad and I have been using the leftover pesto to for sandwiches.   Although I made the pesto a week ago, it is still fresh.   I also have some left over cream cheese that I bought […]

Cream Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers

I have a quick and easy appetizer for day 6 of the marathon. I saw this on food network few years ago and was meaning to make it ever since. I finally made it today and I substituted a few ingredients just for my convenience. I made half the recipe and used non fat ingredients.  […]

BM#3 Day 3: Ham Salad

One of the most difficult part of cooking is deciding the menu. Every day, the big question is what do I cook? Like most of the days, yesterday I was asking myself the same question over and over again, and could not decide on anything. I did not want to cook chicken or fish, as […]

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