Monday, July 30, 2012

Georgian Tolma

Tolma is a one of the most popular dishes in Western Georgia and it resembles Turkish dolmas. Every region has its own variations. Georgian tolma uses ground beef (or half beef and half pork) with onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, basil, tomatoes, salt, peppers and rice stuffed in vegetables. Mom usually stuffs them in green and red peppers, cabbage, grape or collard leaves, tomatoes, and eggplant. We usually serve it with mashed potatoes on the side.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Souzi (Georgian Beef Stew)

This is one of my favorite Georgian dishes that my mother makes. The ingredients include: cubed beef, onions, peas, tomatoes, bay leaves, cilantro, basil, green peppers, and freshly ground black peppers. Mom usually makes mashed potatoes and serves them together. I can eat this any day, even writing this post makes my mouth water.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fresh Summer Sandwich with Vegetables and Salami

This lunch idea was one of my spur of the moment creations. I grabbed radishes, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, cheese, cucumbers, Wegman's salami slices, and Brian's challah bread. I pan-fried salami, tomatoes, and cheese and then topped it with cilantro. Then I put them between two pieces of toasted challah. It came out very fresh and very tasty!