Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Barberry Recipes (or, Chitra Recipes)

Here’s a roundup of a handful of barberry recipes. This fruit features most commonly in Persian recipes, be it sprinkled in a rice dish or as the main flavor in sherbet. If interested in cooking with barberries, consider using recipes calling for cranberries or pomegranate seeds and substituting this small, tangy berry in its place. 


Barberry, or chitra, has a tangy flavor with a sweetness stronger than the zesty cranberry's. Many flavors pair well with this small fruit, including bright, sharp notes and subdued earthy tones. 

Fruits: roselle, pomegranate, cranberry, dates, fig, orange, tangerine, kumquat, lemon, lime, cherry, apricot, persimmon, quince,

Vegetables: tomato, cucumber, carrot, cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin, eggplant, butternut squash, onion, greens, Brussels sprouts

Herbs, spices, and oils (savory):  cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, fennel, anise, allspice, za'atar, rose, cumin, achiote, turmeric, tarragon, mint, basil, dil, chervil, tarragon, cilantro, lemon juice and zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, balsamic, black salt, pepper, orange juice, jaggery, chili powder, onion (yellow and red), nigella, garlic, ginger, sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, pistachio, almond, pine nuts, walnut, red wine, white wine, champagne

Barberry Bulgur Salad
Ingredients: water, bulgur wheat, swiss chard,
olive oil, garlic clove, pepper, tarragon,
mint, za'atar, allspice, barberry, lemon juice,
garlic, vegan yogurt

Barberry Jeweled Rice
Ingredients: rice, salt, orange, barberry, saffron,
sugar, orange blossom water, oil, raw almonds,
pistachio, raisin, carrots, cinnamon stick,

Barberry Lemon Bites
Ingredients: figs, raisins, barberries,
almond meal, coconut oil, lemon juice,
honey, coconut flakes

Berberry Rice Topping
Ingredients: carrots, oil, salt, sugar,
pine nuts,barberry, saffron water

Berberry Almond Stew
Ingredients: almond, barberry, dal, onion,
cloves, tomato, turmeric, cinnamon, saffron,
rose water, oil, water, salt, pepper
(original recipe shows meat; may omit)

Berberry Dill Rice
Ingredients: butter/oil, basmati rice, pepper,
saffron, barberry, dill, chervil, tarragon,

Berberry Sabzi
Ingredients: parsley, cilantro, scallions, lettuce,
walnuts, barberries, egg substitute, oil/butter, flour,
turmeric, salt, pepper

Barberry Spring Salad
Ingredients: barberries, salt, sugar,
cauliflower, spring onion, parsley,
mint, nigella, sesame seeds,
olive oil, lemon

Barberry Dolmeh
Ingredients: barberries, grape leaves,
rice, onion, split pea, lemon juice, sugar,
sabzi (herbs), salt, pepper, turmeric,
oil, water
(recipe states beef; can omit)

Barberry Freekeh Salad
Ingredients: freekeh (grain), water, cucumbers,
carrots, shallots, spring onions, feta (can omit), 
parsley, mint, currants, barberry, 
macadamia nuts, pine nuts, cashew, pistachio,
olive oil, lemon juice, lime, water, pepper

Chitra Fennel Salad
Ingredients: fennel, lemon, olive oil,
oranges, barberry, salt, pepper, fig, parsley

Chitra Tabbouleh Salad
Ingredients: butter/oil, celery, shallots, garlic, freekeh,
bay leaf, barberry, olive oil, vinegar, tomato, cucumber,
parsley, mint, salt, pepper

Barberry Quinoa Citrus Salad
Ingredients: quinoa, rice, onion, olive oil,
orange, lemon, garlic, spring onion,
barberry, pistachio, rocket (or any greens),
salt, pepper

Barberry Chickpea Salad
Ingredients: garlic, ginger, chickpea,
chili, salt, turmeric, chat masala,
okra, chickpea, pomegranate seeds,
barberry, coriander, lemon juice,
salt, pepper, olive oil

Zereshk Fregolone Salad
Ingredients: butter/oil, eschallots,
garlic, bay leaves, water, mint,
green onion, barberries, apple,
olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard,
salt and pepper

Barberry Falafel
Ingredients: pistachios, chickpea, barberry, garlic, onion,
chili, olive oil, lemon, basil, caraway, salt, pepper

Chitra Grilled Appetizer
Ingredients: halloumi (cheese... consider subbing
firm tofu), olive oil, barberry, lemon, maple syrup,
saffron, pine nuts, mint leaves

Barberry Winter Rice
Ingredients: red rice, long grain rice,
pistachio, sour cherry, almond, dates, feta (optional),
spring onion, fennel, orange, dill, olive oil,
red wine vinegar, salt, pomegranate

Barberry Cookies
Ingredients: wheat flour, oats, sugar,
baking powder, barberry, himalayan salt,

Barberry Sherbet
Ingredients: sugar, water, barberry
From: news.az

Sunday, September 20, 2015

50 Healthy Cherry Recipes

Here’s a roundup of a healthy cherry recipes. These cherry recipes are also vegan, and with remarkably few ingredients. Cherries often appear in drink recipes, desserts, baked goods, salads, as a glaze, and in stuffed vegetable recipes. 


Cherry's tart, mildly sweet flavor lends itself to an array of wonderful ingredient pairings.  

Fruits: blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pomegranate, date, fig, apricot, strawberry, banana, coconut, avocado, orange, lemon, lime, kumquat

Vegetables: beetroot, pumpkin, squash, yam, brussels sprouts, mushroom, tomato, carrot, corn, spinach, kale, iceberg lettuce, romaine, swiss chard, spring greens

Herbs, spices, and oils (savory):  mint, basil, thyme, bay leaf, marjoram, parsley, sage, sumac, rosemary, celery seed, dill, fennel, fenugreek, marjoram, cilantro, shallot, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, achiote, sriracha, ancho, chipotle, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, mustard, clove, anise, paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cocoa, vanilla, coconut oil, honey, agave, maple syrup, bourbon, rum, red wine, port, almond, pistachio, walnut, hazelnut, pecans

CHERRY Dessert Recipes

Cherry Ice Cream
Ingredients: Cherry, banana

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Ingredients: Cherry, cashew, water, coconut oil,
honey, bourbon, sugar, vanilla, sea salt,

Cherry Chocolate Cups
Ingredients: Cherry, cocoa powder, almond butter,
coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
Ingredients: Almond butter, nondairy milk,
sugar, vanilla, almond pulp, salt,
baking soda, flour, chia seeds, cherry jam

Cherry Custard Tart
Ingredients: corn flour, sugar, soy milk,
water, cocoa powder, vanilla, dark chocolate,
cherry jam, pastry shell, cherries

Cherry Chocolate Brownies
Ingredients: Almonds, macadamia nuts,
cocoa powder, salt, dates, cherries

Cherry Chocolate Mousse
Ingredients: avocado, almond milk,
maple syrup, cocoa, cinnamon, cherries

Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients: walnuts, almonds, cocoa powder,
maple syrup, salt, water, vegan ice cream,
cherries, cocoa powder
From: gi365.co

Cherry Cheesecake
Ingredients: nuts, oats, dates, cacao powder,
cashews, coconut milk, agave, coconut oil
orange juice, vanilla, chocolate, cherries

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles
Ingredients: cherries, coconut water,
honey, lemon, chia seeds

Cherry Cobbler
Ingredients: cherries, orange juice, tapioca,
cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, salt

No-bake Cherry Tart
Ingredients: dates, oats, shredded coconut, groats,
tofu, maple syrup, mint leaves, coconut oil,

Cherry Pie
Ingredients: oats, brown sugar, rice flour,
quinoa flour, tapioca flour, salt, coconut oil,
cherries, sugar, red wine, vanilla, corn starch

Cherry Chocolate Crisps
Ingredients: cherry, water, honey, dark chocolate,
corn starch, vanilla, almonds, flour, cocoa powder,
sugar, nutmeg, salt, coconut oil

Cherry Chocolate Bark
Ingredients: cacao butter, cacao paste, coconut oil,
maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla powder, carob powder,
cinnamon, salt, pecans, dried cherries

Cherry Chocolate Bar
Ingredients: cherry, oats, sesame seeds, chia, hemp,
coconut oil, coconut butter, honey, dates,
cherries, coconut powder, flaxseed

Cherry Muffins
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, almond milk,
egg substitute, oil, cherries

Cherry Chocolate Bites
Ingredients: cherry, dates, pecans, shredded
coconut, vanilla extract

Cherry Fudge Recipes
Ingredients: almond meal, oat flour, cacao powder,
coconut oil, maple syrup

Cherry Chocolate Spicy Popsicles
Ingredients: cherries, sriracha, chocolate,
coconut oil


Cherry Coconut Smoothie
Ingredients: cherries, coconut water,
pineapple, shredded coconut,
vanilla, cinnamon

Cherry Pineapple Drink
Ingredients: Pineapple, cherry, mint, ginger,
honey, coconut water

Cherry Mint Lemonade
Ingredients: Cherry, lemon, water, agave, mint
Cherry Sangria
Ingredients: Cherry, rose wine, tart cherry juice,
mint leaves, kirschwasser, sweetener

Cherry Margarita
Ingredients: Cherry, water, sugar, lime,
tequila, triple sec, syrup

Simple Cherry Almond Smoothie
Ingredients: Cherry, banana, almond milk

Cherry Almond Drink
Ingredients: cherry, sugar, almond extract,
cherry syrup, almond milk, seltzer

Cherry Chocolate Almond Milk
Ingredients: almond milk, dates, cocoa powder,

Cherry Chocolate Almond Milk
Ingredients: cherries, mango, greens, banana,
berry juice

Cherry Banana Milkshake
Ingredients: cherries, banana, coconut milk,

Cherry Juice
Ingredients: cherries

Cherry Orange Beet Juice
Ingredients: cherries, beet, carrots, orange

Cherry Garcia Milkshake
Ingredients: cherries, coconut oil,
cocoa powder, honey/agave, banana, cherry,
vanilla, chocolate chips, almond milk,
coconut cream

Cherry Chocolate Milkshake
Ingredients: cherries, banana, chocolate milk,
cherries, cocoa


Cherry Kale Salad
Ingredients: cherries, pistachio, red pepper,
kale, carrots, beans, cherries, balsamic vinegar,
salt, pepper

Cherry Quinoa Salad
Ingredients: cherries, honey/agave, ginger, sherry vinegar,
lime juice, garlic, olive oil, pepper, quinoa, water, salt,
almonds, apricot, red onion, lettuce

Simple Cherry Kale Salad
Ingredients: cherries, kale, olive oil, lime, salt, brown rice,
almonds, agave/sugar

Cherry Summer Salad
Ingredients: cherries, red onion, lentils,
pepitas, spring greens, cherries,
white vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup,
sugar, sea salt, pepper

Cherry Detox Salad
Ingredients: cherries, quinoa, olive oil,
lemon juice, salt, greens, chickpeas, red onion,
artichoke hearts, walnuts

Cherry Spinach Salad
Ingredients: cherries, spinach, onion, cherries,
cashew, maple syrup, olive oil, sugar, salt,
white wine vinegar, mustard, olive oil, thyme

Cherry Basil Quinoa Salad
Ingredients: cherries, basil, quinoa, agave,
lemon juice

Cherries and Greens Salad
Ingredients: kale, pea shoots/sprouts, red onion,
cherries, walnuts, brown rice, oil, balsamic vinegar,
water, dates, yellow onion, mustard, salt

Cherry Apricot Quinoa Salad
Ingredients: kale, apricots, cherries,
quinoa, almonds, mustard, balsamic,
orange juice, pepper

Cherry Beetroot Salad
Ingredients: greens, beets, pistachio, bell pepper,
cherries, olive oil, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar,
lemon juice, maple syrup, black pepper, cherries


Cherry Stuffed Squash
Ingredients: water, cherries, squash, salt, apple,
almonds, margarine, couscous, sugar/agave,
mustard, salt

Cherry CousCous
Ingredients: tomato, garlic, cherry, couscous,
vegetable broth, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice,
water, salt, black pepper, paprika, olives, scallions,
parsley, basil

Cherry Eggplant Salad
Ingredients: eggplant, couscous,
pitted cherries, olive oil, lemon juice,
garlic, salt, cloves, black pepper, parsley,

Hearty Cherry Quinoa
Ingredients: wild rice, quinoa, cherry, olive oil,
apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, celery,

Cherry Glazed "Duck" Breast
Ingredients: sugar, water, cherries, red wine vinegar,
olive oil, salt, pepper, mock meat, shallots,
garlic, red wine, vegetable broth, soy creamer

Caramelized Cherry Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, cherry, oil,
salt, pepper, cherries, water, balsamic vinegar,
amino acid, mahlab, hazelnuts

Cherry Rice Recipe
Ingredients: sea salt, black pepper, brown rice,
green tea, onion, spinach, orange juice,
orange zest, sesame seeds, basil