Fried Cauliflower “Rice” & Spinach

By Angelika Hanna A Ree Drummond inspired recipe from The Pioneer Woman TV show. My version is an easy and quick-to-prepare vegan/vegetarian weekday meal full of flavor. Ree upgraded this dish with an egg topping and garnish (see below). Recipe: Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 – 12 min Total Time: 30 min Yield: 4 servings… Continue reading Fried Cauliflower “Rice” & Spinach

Colorful Summer Potato Salad

By Angelika Hanna This German-inspired vegan potato salad recipe is a delicious side dish. Recipe: Prep Time: 30 min (plus cooking and cooling time for the potatoes) Yield: 3-4 servings Cuisine: German-inspired Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 3 baking potatoes*, cooked, peeled, cut into bite-sized chunks 1 red Bell pepper, cubed 1/4 red onion, cubed… Continue reading Colorful Summer Potato Salad

Salmon & Salad Plate

By Angelika Hanna Recipe: Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 min Cuisine: World Cuisine Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: Raw salmon filet Flavorless vegetable oil Missed lettuce leaves Celery stalk Sweet onion Black Kalamata olives Red Bell pepper Baby carrots Lemon juice High quality extra virgin cold pressed olive oil Kosher salt… Continue reading Salmon & Salad Plate

Chicken & Kimchi Ramen Soup

By Angelika Hanna It was years ago when I visited New York City that I had Ramen soup in a Japanese restaurant. Normally, I don’t cook Asian meals for various reasons. One of them is that I am not confident in cooking oriental meals. Another reason is that I have to purchase exotic ingredients which… Continue reading Chicken & Kimchi Ramen Soup

Shrimp & Broccoli Pan

By Angelika Hanna Recipe: Prep Time: 10 min (plus de-frosting time for the shrimps) Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 min Yield: 3 servings Cuisine: Italian/North American Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients 1 pound medium-sized shrimps, pre-cooked, peeled, and deveined Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil 1 tsp sesame oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/2 jalapeno… Continue reading Shrimp & Broccoli Pan

Walnut/Marzipan Fingers

By Angelika Hanna Another delicious German recipe from Manja’s holiday bakery. Recipe: Prep Time: 15 min Bake Time: 12 min Yield: Approx. 20 cookies Cuisine: German Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 2/3 cup ground walnut 200 g marzipan 1 egg white 3 drops almond extract Dark melted chocolate Instructions: Preheat the oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit.… Continue reading Walnut/Marzipan Fingers

Chocolate/Butterscotch & Peanut Holiday Clusters

By Angelika Hanna Today I made my first holiday treat of the season. It is non-bake and involves only 15 active minutes. Such a quick and easy and yet delicious dessert or snack during the pre-holiday season. There are different ways to make chocolate/nut clusters. You can line a baking sheet with parchment paper and… Continue reading Chocolate/Butterscotch & Peanut Holiday Clusters

Quick & Easy Halloween Chocolate Bark

By Angelika Hanna Happy Halloween Season! Recipe: Prep Time: 15 min + 30-40 min refrigerating time Yield: 24 (1×3-inch) bars Cuisine: North American Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1 bag (24-ounce) chocolate chips (about 4 cups) 2 cups Crispy Rice Cereal Halloween candy of your choice to decorate Instructions: Line a baking sheet with parchment… Continue reading Quick & Easy Halloween Chocolate Bark

Classic Coleslaw

By Angelika Hanna There are many varieties of coleslaw customized to different preferences and tastes. The classic version uses the basic ingredients: mayo, sugar, vinegar, salt and black pepper. Simple and easy. Recipe: Prep Time: 15 min (+ 4 hrs refrigerating time) Yield: 6 servings Cuisine: North American/Canadian Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 1/2 medium-sized… Continue reading Classic Coleslaw

Martina McBride’s Avocado Hummus

By Angelika Hanna This recipe is inspired by Martina McBride. In one of her episodes on Martina’s Table on the Food Network, Martina prepares avocado hummus by mixing white beans with her avocados and herbs/spices. Recipe: Prep Time: 20 min. Yield: 10-12 servings Cuisine: North American Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food Ingredients: 4 avocados, pitted, peeled,… Continue reading Martina McBride’s Avocado Hummus