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Creamy Potato Soup

Ever since Ramadan, I’ve been in the habit of making soups with whatever is growing and seasonal. Last year I grew potatoes in pots and it was going great until the potatoes really began to grow underneath (the greens had already come out beautifully on top) and the squirrels realized there was something to be … Read more

Lamb Kofta Kabob Pita Sandwiches

Ramadan has absolutely flown by- it’s been busy, peaceful, productive, serene, full of blessings and absolutely perfect this year. I just hope we’ve maximized our potential for rewards taking every opportunity to seek them throughout the month. Insha’Allah, I hope and pray the same for all of you. One of the biggest blessings we’ve had … Read more

Tandoori Spiced Chicken Pizza

Two of my favorite things and my favorite flavors combined to make this recipe we’ve been enjoying a lot this Ramadan– pizza and Tandoori Chicken. To make it super quick and serve as an appetizer at Iftar, I cut the finished pizza into squares. We love to have it just after breaking our fast with … Read more

Easy Bulgur and Vegetable Salad

This Ramadan, I’m all about quick and easy. With such a long fast and so much to do, I just don’t want to fuss with food- do you? This salad has been a mainstay- it’s got the bulgur wheat, which gives it some substance, but the veggies add flavor, crunch, texture and lots of good nutrition.  … Read more

Fresh & Fruity Coconut Water

There’s no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That’s why it’s super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours. It’s easy to remember to do if you make a huge jar of a natural, hydrating … Read more

Achiote (Annatto) Oil

Annatto seeds come from the tree of the same name in tropical regions around the world, making it a staple in Puerto Rican cooking. The seeds are a gorgeous red and can be found in many Latin grocers. I’ve also found it in Filipino grocery stores, as well. Almost all the Mexican stores I’ve visited … Read more

Greek Salad

I grew up enjoying Greek food. I have a cousin who I’m very close to and is half Greek. I grew up with the family connection to her grandparents and family so I was exposed to a variety of foods coming from Greece. My parents also loved to go out to the local International Festival … Read more

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This Spring started out rainy, then became the season I hoped it would be- beautiful fresh air throughout the day without a cloud in the skies, dew drops on the leaves in the morning, songbirds singing cheerfully, and new life appearing everywhere. Sounds like something out of the Little House on the Prairie, right? Well, that … Read more

Pan Roasted Lamb and Potatoes

Each Spring I wait with anticipation to make my favorite lamb dishes. I’m not sure why I don’t crave it as much in the Winter season, but I think it has to do with the perfect pairing lamb makes with fresh herbs, garlic, potatoes and carrots. What’s nice is that combination can go on to … Read more

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