Buckwheat is the pseudo-grain (actually a seed) most associated with Eastern European cooking, often found as kasha or in blinis. It's also the flour used in Japanese soba noodles. So why, WHY, is this killer salad from Terry Hope Romero's new vegan cookbook, Salad Samurai, the first place I've seen soba noodles married with Eastern European flavors? And why didn't I think of doing that myself??
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Flakes of salmon and wilted spinach add body and flavor to this warm couscous salad that's seasoned with mustard and dill. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's perfect for a quick weeknight meal or picnic lunch.
Inspired by gigantes plaki (Greek-style baked beans), this flavorful salad features butter beans enveloped in a vinegar-spiked tomato dressing, with dill, oregano, and a touch of cinnamon.
Delicious drop biscuits—quick and easy to make—are stuffed with scrambled eggs loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, a touch of feta, and plenty of fresh dill. On the surface, this may seem like a lot of work just for breakfast, but it actually couldn't be easier to prepare.
The key to the deeply-seasoned potatoes in this tangy and creamy salad is to cook them in water seasoned with salt and vinegar. A dressing flavored with olive oil, sour cream, and dill binds it together.
Red wine and herb-marinated beef tenderloin pairs with pan sauce and mint, parsley and dill-stippled horseradish cream.
Cucumber and fresh dill work wonderfully with Hendrick's gin and lime juice in this refreshing cocktail.
Creamy, easy make-ahead zucchini and quinoa soup flavored with dill.
Served alongside a simple green salad, these savory mushroom pancakes make a satisfying, not-too-heavy summer dinner.
Cucumbers and radishes are the perfect, refreshing candidates for a salad that can improve while sitting in dressing overnight. The tangy, shallot vinaigrette I used as a marinade—just shallots, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and a big pinch of salt—is my go-to, and it never fails me.
These savory mini muffins use both corn meal and whole corn kernels, plus dill for an herbal kick.
A lighter alternative to lasagna, this Mediterranean baked pasta dish calls for tomatoes, tender dark greens and creamy feta cheese.
During foraging season, mushrooms appear on the Polish table in many forms. They can be sauteed, pickled, and simmered into soups. These Twice-Cooked Wild Mushrooms present a unique technique: the 'shrooms are first boiled basically to smithereens. Once totally tender, they take a trip to a skillet with butter, onions, and dill to become even more silky smooth before being finished with sour cream.
Lacy and crispy when they come out of the frying pan, these pancakes get a cooling dose of lemon and dill flavored yogurt.
A bit of heat from red chili flakes and plenty of garlic flavor come through with these crunchy, dill-scented green beans.
As rye breads go, this one is fairly light and soft, but it still has good rye flavor and would make a great sandwich bread.
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It was time to eat some smoked fish. I don't know why I've been avoiding it for so long, but after finding this recipe in Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home, I knew I had a perfect place to start. He pairs the smoked salmon with some boiled potatoes, which may sound a little too simple, but the potatoes are actually given a whole lot of love.
Raw zucchini is wonderful when sliced very thin, carpaccio-thin. In this recipe it's topped with feta, dill, and walnuts for a Greek spin, but it would be equally delicious with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and pine nuts.