Armenian/Middle Eastern

Chickpeas and White Beans with Spinach

Called nivik in Armenian, this vegan dish can be served warm with bread as a light meal or chilled as a salad. Offer to bring it to your next family gathering or potluck—it’s my signature dish. Make it yours, too. … Continue reading

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White Bean Plaki

Plaki means vegetables cooked in olive oil. Armenians consider White Bean Plaki a hearty Lenten main dish that can be eaten hot or cold. When not fasting, Plaki is especially lovely when served alongside grilled beef or lamb. ¼ cup … Continue reading

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Fasting during Lent is easy with Simply Armenian

After more than 1700 years of Christianity, it’s hard to separate anything the Armenians do from their religion, including what they eat. There are 180 fasting days in the religious calendar of the Armenian Apostolic Church. That’s as many days … Continue reading

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