COOKING TIPS

SOUPS

Italian Wedding Soup

While making this recipe and preparing to share it with you, I decided to do a little research to find out the history behind...

Summer Squash Soup

I'm a huge fan of a hearty bowl of soup. I love to select, chop and see the change in texture of fresh, seasonal...

Acorn Squash & Apple Soup

Would you ever put apples into a soup? Necessity and hunger make for very imaginative recipes, in my opinion.  Or, if you're anything like me, you hate...

Cream of Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

At this time of year, everyone talks about New Year's resolutions. To top the list, it's usually about getting fit and eating healthier. I...

Pumpkin Saffron Soup

'Tis the season for lots and lots of pumpkins everywhere...and I definitely can't bear to see them going to waste any time soon. So,...

PIZZA RECIPES

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...

STEWS

Italian Lamb Stew

'Eid Mubarak to you and your families! May all your fasts and prayers be accepted.  We've fasted the month of Ramadan and now it's time to...

Lamb Stew with Pumpkin, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Chickpeas

When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head...

Chicken Bouillabaisse

Those of you who know me well enough know that my favorite cooking mentor is Julia Child--and it's not because of the book or movie, Julie...

Thai Beef Curry

This recipe comes from Derya Singhsumalee, a former teacher colleague of mine who is such a fun and interesting person.  She is very well-traveled, is...

Moroccan Goat Stew

Have you ever tried goat meat?  If you've seen them in real life, they're not as meaty as those furry and cuddly lambs we...

PASTA DISHES

Greek-Style Alfredo Pasta

There are so many reasons why I love Greek food. I love Mediterranean dishes in general, as they're known for their use of healthy...

MEDITERRANEAN

The Easiest No-Cook Cheese to Make During a Quarantine

I expect to be indoors for about a month, although it could be a much longer time than that. Before going stir crazy, I...

Zero Waste Winter Vegetable Soup

Nothing is better than a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day, would you agree? You’d be amazed what you can put...

Rustic Turkish Style Hummus

Today I made hummus without a food processor or blender because I still don’t have one here in Turkey. I had been holding out...

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