Chargrilled Quail with Freekeh and Pomegranate Salad

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If you're preparing for a weekend cocktail party, do make this flavorsome recipe to surprise your loved ones. Grilled form of quail tastes heavenly. The accompanying salad is made with red onions, pomegranate and flavored freekeh grains. If freekeh is not available on your locality, you can omit it altogether. Similarly, you can make changes in the ingredients used for seasoning quail legs. Like freekeh, it is possible that you may struggle to find quail. In that case, you can use chicken legs. Leftovers of this recipe can be shredded and can be mixed in a spicy stew. So, let's get started and prepare our charcoal based grill to make these yummy quail legs for our family and friends.

Grilled Calamari with Sour Cream and Cheese

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Whenever I cook calamari in grilled form, I couldn't resist adding cream in it in different forms. The secret to a perfect grilled calamari recipe is to add cream after grilling right before serving. This way, you get the best flavor and texture. You can make the same recipe with prawns and shrimps too. Though I've used canned sour cream, using the fresh home version can bring a noticeable difference in the flavor. As I always advocate, grilling such recipes on a charcoal fire significantly improves the aroma and taste. Do not hesitate to add seasonal fresh green herbs in this preparation. So, let's prepare our grill to make this mouth watering calamari preparation for our friends and family members.

Light Rice Pilaf with Baby Carrots and Peas

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Light flavored pilaf almost always goes well with veggies and light gravies. Today, we're going to make one which is served with lightly flavored baby carrots and fresh green peas. I've kept the overall flavor of this recipe quite light which can be changed as per your preferences. Instead of peas, you can also use chickpeas or black eyed beans. Do not hesitate adding more veggies like sweet potatoes with baby carrots. Use good quality basmati rice to get the best results. Leftovers of this recipe can be mixed in the rice and can be converted into a fried rice preparation. It's a complete meal consisting of fiber, vitamins, proteins and minerals. Let's cook this delicious pilaf recipe for our loved ones.

10 Popular Types of Vinegar Used in Different Cuisines

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Vinegar is used from thousands of years in different ancient civilizations in various forms. Nowadays, you can find dozens of different types of vinegar varieties you can use in your recipes. Some of these vinegar forms are quite sharp in flavor and aroma while others are quite mild. I've handpicked some of the popular and commonly used vinegars. I'm sure you've used some of them mentioned below in the list. My favorites are balsamic and apple cider vinegar. I use former in lot of recipes. Few variants shown below are only available in select countries. You should be aware that aged vinegar is always best and gives you the best result. So, let's see these vinegar forms you can use to add kick in your recipes.

Grilled Cottage Cheese with Chilies and Sesame Seeds

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Cottage cheese can be cooked in different ways. Whether you're grilling them like we've done in this recipe or cooking in spicy gravy, the results are always good. Cottage cheese tastes best with herbs and spices added in moderate quantity. The following recipe can be served as a starter or as a snack. We've kept the flavor mild to ensure everyone can relish it. Use fresh cottage cheese to get the best possible results. If you prefer, you can add more spices in this recipe. One can also mix bell peppers with grilled cottage cheese to give more color to the preparation. And, of course, you can cut the cheese in your desired shape before grilling. So, let's prepare this light and delicious grilled cottage cheese recipe.

Toasted Baguettes with Lemony Mayonnaise, Spinach and Cheddar Cheese

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Good and nutritious breakfast starts with yummy toasts made with fresh bread topped with delicious toppings. Today, we're going to make a toast made from toasted baguette slices loaded with blanched spinach drenched in melted cheddar cheese. It is served hot with creamy and lemony mayonnaise bowl. You can also serve them as toasted baguette appetizers at the weekend brunch. Instead of using cheddar cheese, you can also make toasted baguette with goat cheese. If baguette bread is not available, one can use regular bread slices too. Make sure you do not blanch spinach too much else you may not get the desired result. Let's make this scrumptious toast in a few easy steps for our loved ones.