4 family recipes remade
Readers put a modern twist--with Western flair--on their mothers' favorite old-world dishes
The Rockies remake: Jayne adds a berry swirl and fresh fruit on top. "My great-great-grandmother started a Finnish sauna and spa in Berkeley. Family members gathered there for her wonderful meals, which included this pancake," said Jayne.
The Silicon Valley remake: Kavita cooks quinoa instead of rice (she likes the color of red quinoa especially) and adds spinach and other greens, "basically California-izing it," she says. She suggests split peas because they're easier to find than channa dal.
Recipe: Spiced Lemon Quinoa
The O.C. remake: Rachelle's mom ditched the chiles, and now Rachelle bakes the meat carnitas-style instead of frying it.
The SoCal remake: Cristina, who grew up in L.A., substitues ground turkey for the beef and adds fresh oregano. "When I serve this soup to my 7-year-old, we talk about how his Mexican abuelito (grandfather) and I ate it growing up, and how he's eating it now." she said.
Recipe: Meatball Vegetable Soup