Olive Caprese Salad

A summer classic Italian recipe enhanced with Serrano pepper and Moroccan sun dried olives | CookingGlory.com

Wife was making fun of me the other day, she suggested I should change the name of my blog into something like SOUPS & SALADS, that’s code for “boring and nobody likes to eat that dish”, but somebody has to do some real cooking in this household, might as well be me. In fact there might be some truth in what she says, for some reason I fiercely like soups and salads and every now and then I get stuck on a certain recipe and keep making variations of it.

Take Caprese salad for example, this is one of my all time favorite, present to every meal that requires a salad as a side dish or sometimes just by itself. I guess next step was pretty easy to make, testing different combination with Caprese as a point of departure was obvious (even for me), however not everything went according to plan and after myriad of tries I only chose to post two of them that made the whole experience worth sharing…. 

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Healthy Caprese salad idea with a twist... or two. | CookingGlory.com

Avocado Caprese Salad

I have to admit, I haven’t met a salad that I didn’t like, yet. Actually I try to stay away from those weird salad combinations but every once in a while the better half makes one, like pasta or quinoa and then I really have to get… 

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Chicken Caesar salad with roasted tomatoes

Chicken Caesar Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Yeah, I’m on a roll! Every once in a while I get stuck on something (we are talking about food here :P), some dish or ingredient that I eat over and over, in different combinations usually, over a short period of time. Some might say I have… 

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Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

I love my salads. No matter how weird or complicated a recipe might sound, I am always more than willing to try it. Same thing happened with this recipe I’m about to share with all of you, curiosity got the best of me and what a great… 

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Salmon Curry with Jasmine Saffron Rice, delicious and pretty easy to make.

Salmon Curry with Jasmine Rice

Finally another recipe for my seafood category. I am picky about the way my fish is cooked to be honest but lately I have been enjoying Indian cuisine a lot and I figured, maybe I could combine some of the amazing flavors and spices present in various… 

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Amazing breakfast crepes with ham and apricots

Summer Breakfast Crêpes

I am not passionate about crepes, my favorite filling is usually Nutella however, on rare occasions I use some fruit jam instead and that’s about it. Pretty boring actually but if you really want a dessert and you don’t have anything around that might spark your interest,… 

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Gong Bao or Kung Pao, pork and peanuts version

Gong Bao (Pork with Peanuts)

I am very fond of Asian recipes, especially those part of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Unfortunately, here in Calgary, most recipes are “Westernized”, pretty boring and drowned in soy sauce or broth of some kind… or maybe I just haven’t found the right restaurant yet. During the… 

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Grilled Basa over Spicy Slaw

Grilled Basa over Spicy Slaw

I am not that crazy about fish though from what I gather, I should include more seafood recipes in my diet… or take suplements/vitamins. I usually go for the later since I don’t really feel the call of the ocean like most of us do. Still, every… 

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Romanian Meatball Sour Soup (Ciorba cu Perisoare)

Meatball Sour Soup

This is definitely the “pièce de résistance” of Romanian cuisine and is also one of the most loved soups, probably shares the top position with tripe soup. I grew up with this thing, it is so traditional that my mom still makes it at least once a… 

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Paprika and Balsamic Roasted Potatoes with beets, sweet potatoes and other goodies | cookingglory.com

Paprika and Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

I have been trying to get this roasted potato recipe the way I wanted for quite some time but the perfect side dish eluded me until now. You would think something as simple as potatoes could not present any challenge for a seasoned cook. Fortunately I am… 

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Lebanese Chicken Liver

Lebanese Chicken Liver

Another dish that I used to enjoy when I was young was fried chicken liver. I know this is not very popular in North America but if any of you feel brave enough to try something different and delicious, then this recipe is for you. For many… 

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