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Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe Without Wine

Traditional Beef Stew Without Wine

Nothing warms up a cold winter’s day quite like a hearty and savoury beef stew. Though making one can be a time-consuming process, there are few ways more rewarding to spend a chilly Saturday than letting a stew bubble away all day. But what if … Read More

Chakhokhbili Recipe: Georgian Chicken Stew with Tomatoes


Interestingly, the dish known as chakhokhbili doesn’t make it onto many restaurant menus in the country of Georgia and it wasn’t until living in Tbilisi for over a year until I learned about this dish. Traditionally made at home rather than eaten in a restaurant, … Read More

Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe Without Wine

Shrimp Scampi Without Wine

Shrimp scampi is an Italian-American classic that adorns restaurant menus across the country, and there is no doubt as to why it’s so popular. However, this isn’t a dish that has to be enjoyed in a restaurant as it is incredibly easy to make at … Read More

Penne Alla Vodka (Without the Vodka!) Recipe

Penne alla vodka without vodka!

Are you wondering if you can make penne alla vodka without vodka? Whether you’re underage and can’t actually buy the eponymous ingredient or have found that the vodka stash you thought you had has been depleted, there are lots of reasons why you might want … Read More

Satsivi Recipe: Georgian Chicken in Walnut Sauce

Chicken satsivi

Beyond khachapuri and khinkali, there are few Georgian dishes out there that are as popular and well-known as satsivi and it really isn’t hard to see why. This decadent dish that combines poultry with a luscious walnut sauce is commonly served at New Year’s Eve … Read More

Easy Mushroom Risotto Without Wine Recipe

Easy mushroom risotto without wine!

For some reason, making risotto at home can seem incredibly intimidating for even the most accomplished of home cooks. The dish has received something of a bad reputation for being fussy and complicated, however, at its core, this really isn’t the case. Forget any shortcuts, … Read More

Easy Creamy Mushroom Bucatini Recipe

Delicious mushroom bucatini

There are few foods I love more in this world than pasta and, if I really had my way, I would eat it just about every day if I could. Even though I don’t eat pasta every single day of my life, I do make … Read More

Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers Without a Food Processor

Mediterranean chickpea burgers made without a food processor

Are you looking for the perfect Mediterranean-inspired weeknight meal that’s as easy to throw together as it is delicious? Well, look no further than these fantastic vegetarian chickpea burgers without a food processor! Taking about fifteen minutes total to prepare, they are a healthy, flavourful … Read More

Chakapuli Recipe: Georgian Lamb & Tarragon Stew

Chakapuli - Georgian Lamb Stew

If there is a country with a love affair with stews, it has to be Georgia. From hearty kharcho to vibrant chashushuli to veggie-friendly ajapsandali, this small country in the South Caucasus really knows how to make a killer stew. And while there are countless … Read More

Spaghetti Carbonara Without Bacon or Cream Recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara Without Bacon or Cream

Look, if I’m going to be a complete purist, the traditional Roman version of this iconic dish is a spaghetti carbonara without bacon or cream because it used guanciale (a cured pork jowl) and an egg yolk emulsion to get the desired effect. But I … Read More

Homemade Gnocchi Without a Ricer Recipe

Homemade Gnocchi Without a Ricer

Homemade gnocchi is one of the most delicious Italian pasta dishes that you will ever experience. Throw out any ideas of gummy, dense store-bought gnocchi because the homemade kind is light, pillowy and the stuff of dreams. Usually to get these kinds of results, however, … Read More

Kharcho Recipe: Georgian Beef Stew with Walnuts

Homemade Beef kharcho

Kharcho (pronounced HAR-cho) is one of the most variable (albeit delicious) dishes you can find in Georgia, and therefore searching for the perfect kharcho recipe is going to be difficult, as the dish can vary so much from region to region and from cook to … Read More