Yogurt & Tahini Tart with Carob Crust

  We are headed to the woods next week. Every year in August, we go north for a few days of camping in complete wilderness – a tradition I greatly look forward to. The first time we went, we found our secret spot near a stream and we’ve been going back to the exact same …

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Refreshing Avocado & Cucumber Soup

I’m a big fan of simple recipes. You know, the kind where you put everything in the food processor and you’re good to go under 10 minutes? Like this recipe for minty avocado & cucumber soup. The last time I made it, one of our friend stopped by our apartment for a surprise visit. Thanks …

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Zucchini-Speckled Yogurt Corn Bread

Yogurt is one of the foods I can’t live without. I started making it at home 3-4 years ago, after I watched and learned from a Bulgarian master. It was scary at first, but it quickly became a habit. Every two weeks, there’s a large pot of organic milk on my stove while I’m busy …

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Sweet Potato & Apple Cakes

And one last apple recipe to conclude September’s “apple fest” on Craving Greens. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey. These sweet potato & apple cakes are delicious as an appetizer, a side dish or even as the main event. Why not serve them on a bed of greens? – “They’re kind of like crab cakes”, …

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Curried Apple & Carrot Slaw

Apple season has arrived and I am feeling inspired. For the past six or seven years, my friend Namita and I have gone apple picking together. It’s a tradition we look forward to every fall. One year, we even rented a car so that we could get to the orchard! How’s that for dedication?  There …

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Zucchini Spice Loaf with Toasted Coconut

I’m constantly striving to find alternatives to sugar and I’m taking you for the ride. I hope you don’t mind. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with apple butter and so far I’m quite pleased. Sure, the end result is never as sweet as sugar or honey, but that was never the goal anyway. The goal is …

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Blueberry-Peach Yogurt Pie with Whole-Wheat Crust

This is a quickie, impromptu, post. I try to keep Craving Greens’ Facebook page interesting by adding photos of dishes that do not necessarily make it to the blog. As this yogurt pie got a lot of attention last week, I decided to share the recipe with you albeit having taken pictures of the final …

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Zucchini-Feta Squares with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

I settled on calling this recipe zucchini-feta “squares”, after days of struggling to find the appropriate word. English is my second language after all. But even in French I couldn’t figure it out. This dish seemed indescribable. At first, I thought I’d call it a loaf, but the outcome is quite flat and not in the usual loaf shape. …

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Blackberry-Ricotta Parfait with Steel-Cut Oats

If seeing the word parfait made you think this recipe is unhealthy, think again. Let’s walk through this together. We’ve got ricotta cheese and plain yogurt, both low in fat and high in protein. We’ve got fresh mint and blackberries – no problem there – and we’ve got steel-cut oats, for whole-grains and fiber. All that naturally sweetened with maple syrup. …

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Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup (Tarator)

Tarator is a delicious and refreshing Bulgarian summer soup made with yogurt, cucumber, dill and garlic. I know the taste of raw garlic can be overpowering for some people, but I personally love its pungency. Still, you might not want to eat this soup before you go on a date or to an important meeting! …

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