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Spicy Alaskan Cod with Thai Red Curry Sauce

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of travel shows that involve copious amounts of eating along the way- think anything and everything Anthony Bourdain is in only because of all the interesting places he visits–but, definitely not what he eats or drinks. Some of the dishes that he tries are, in my opinion, a lesson in what not … Read more

The Mad Mamluks Podcast Interview

Recently I was interviewed to be on the fairly new podcast called The Mad Mamluks. It was a really fun time being asked a lot of food related questions by the three talented and animated brothers who started it and produce it: Amir Saeed, a scholar of Shariah from Al-Azhar University; Syed Imran Muneer (aka: SIM), an IT … Read more

Chipotle-Style Chicken Burrito Bowl

One of the only ‘restaurants’ I ever go to is Chipotle. I’ve always loved how fresh their ingredients are, but never eat any of the meat because it’s not dhabiha. I actually don’t eat out very much anymore mainly because I’m always testing recipes for my latest cookbook and this site, but I do crave certain dishes I really … Read more

Spring Green Soup

Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups when the weather is on the cusp of cold, wet and rainy and just a little … Read more

Smoked Salmon Dip

I don’t know what it is about winter and salmon but it seems like every cold season I start to crave that flavor of fresh Alaskan Sockeye in parchment with dill and butter or those great smoked Norwegian salmon pieces on toast, with dill, of course. But this winter, I decided to try testing a dip … Read more

Winter Citrus & Walnut Salad

On a whim, I recently made a winter salad because the citrus was just so delicious and ripe that I was actually really craving it. I posted a photo on my Instagram page and it was so well-received I thought I better put it up on the website, too. I hope you enjoy it- it’s … Read more

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