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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

This is a great weeknight dinner dish that should be enough to feed a family of four with generous portions. If your family is smaller, you should have enough left over for lunch the next day. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients 2-3 Bay leaves, crushed salt, to taste 1 tsp. orange zest 1 lb. or 1 package spaghetti or penne ... Read More »

Eggplant Salad Recipe: Now I Know Why the Imam Fainted

eggplant & pepperoncini

I’d heard of the famous dish “Imam Biyaldi” before, but never really knew what the hype was all about.  Being a Sicilian who also loves Turkish and other Mediterranean foods, I thought I had tasted just about every dish where peppers, eggplant and garlic were smothered in olive oil. For some reason, the one I’ve just tasted was different- in a totally delectable way. “Imam biyaldi” ... Read More »

Parsley-Stuffed Red Snapper

It’s hard to imagine being in the mood for whole fish, but if you live as close as I do to some spectacular indoor fish markets, it just might happen. When I’m in the mood for fish of any sort, I head out to the Super H Market, an Asian mega store that has become my favorite spot for locating ... Read More »

Mexican Dulces (Candies)

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One of the best things about other people traveling instead of you is that they usually bring back some lovely samplers of the local culture they’ve just visited.   When my in-laws returned from Mexico recently, a beautifully wrapped box of Mexican candy was our souvenir, but we weren’t sure we would be able to enjoy any of them because ... Read More »

The Quickest Fruit Compote Isn’t Just For Dessert

If you’re anything like me, you buy a whole bag of apples with the intention of providing healthy snacks for yourself and your family all week long. The problem in my case is that I try to convince myself that two people in a household can finish them before they lose their crunch. And sometimes husbands request an apple dessert, ... Read More »

Olives Plus Oranges Equals…Brownies?

Olive Tree photo by Nikolai Aamaas, Norway. Nikolai.aamaas@gmail.com

How I finally got around to making Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownies, a recipe I found at the Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona. Read More »

Healthy, Inexpensive Breakfast Served Up in No Time

How to Create a Simple, Healthy and Inexpensive Breakfast When You're in a Hurry Read More »

Tuna Burgers | Quick Lunch, Easy Dinner

Fresh Fish | West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio

Tuna or salmon patties are a quick and healthy way to feed yourself and your family when you're short on time. Read More »

You Can Serve a (Halal) Presidential Inauguration Luncheon, Too

Make your own presidential-style luncheon, halal. Read More »

Grapefruit and Curry Shrimp Saute

Grapefruit

The tasty combination of grapefruit and shrimp surprised my tastebuds. Read More »