Cous Cous Cucumber Salad

This is super easy to make and the flavor is really light and refreshing.  I loved serving this with a spicier dish. It is the calming element on the plate.  I think this would also serve as a great lunch or main dish with maybe some shrimp or crab.  Summer is coming maybe this is…

Sunomono Salad

  this is a cucumber salad that is just this side of pickled. It is a wonderful light, revitalizing dish for either an appetizer or side salad. The minced ginger adds a really nice zing to this low calorie/zero fat side dish. I love the vinegar “tang”, sweetness with gingery taste in each bite. You can always…

Cucumber Raita

Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. When my son asked that we have an Indian themed family dinner I really was not sure what to cook. A lot of the Indian culture is vegetarian and the foods are colorful and spiced with “intense flavors” I frankly was having a…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

This is a effortless weeknight salad of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and quinoa, I’ve wanted to make this Arabic dish for some time now but I wanted to showcase this lovely grain as well. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to rice or couscous etc.The nutrient composition is…

Greek Chicken with Cucumber Salad

I made this on a hot day with my daughter, we were just sitting around the pool reading and thought this would be a nice meal. It does not take long to prepare and the cold salad was nice with the warm pita bread and chicken! 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 2…