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Roasted Lemon Chicken with Thyme & Oregano

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  Often times we think of roasted chicken as that comfort food that should be consumed in the fall and winter months, since it warms up the house and makes everything smell so good and … Read more

Risotto with Asparagus and Green Peas

This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  I don’t eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating other things, but if I’m going to make rice, it’s a special dish. That’s why … Read more

Thai Mango Shrimp Skillet

I love really light meals in Ramadan and much of the time those involve fish and seafood. What’s great about this particular dish is that you can actually use frozen shrimp or fish an let it defrost and cook in the pan- perfect for the weeknight meal rush- especially in Ramadan.  For this dish, I … Read more

Pine Nut, Honey & Strawberry Dish

When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the only ingredient- in a dessert. At first I was waiting around for the real dessert to please show up and perhaps this was just one of many courses at the end of the … Read more

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

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

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