COOKING TIPS

SOUPS

Orzo Soup with Greens and Wholesome Chicken Broth

Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups...

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...

Eggplant Soup

Do people ever question certain foods you like to eat or drink in the summer? Not the winter, but just the hot summer time. They might...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PASTA DISHES

Creamy Fusilli Pasta with Swiss Chard and Chicken

I have the most convenient times for food cravings. Right now our kitchen is completely unusable while it's under construction. The stove is off...

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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