There are so many delicious recipes coming out of the North African country of Morocco and when I was there in the mid 90's, I wasn't able to try it because I was there for only a few short...

Banana Date Cups

I'm probably not the only one whose favorite time of the day in Ramadan is the time when we break our fast. It's not because it's actually time to eat; it's because the sweetness of that first bite or...
If you've never tasted keema, or that wonderfully spiced Indian-style ground beef, you're totally missing out on some great flavor. Surely every family makes it a little different- even I have a few different versions, but for samosas I...
If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you've probably heard of date milkshakes and the pretty well-known stands at farms and orchards who sell them. I have lived in California, driven through it many times from all different...
Our latest guest post is by Nadia Hubbi, Founder & CEO of Sweet Pillar & Co. Her chocolate-covered dates captured me so much that I asked her to tell us all about how to find the perfect one for...
Most of us who venture into the world of Indian cooking (outside of India) are introduced to the spice turmeric in its bright yellow ground form as opposed to the fresh form which looks so similar to fresh ginger.  Turmeric gives a beautiful color to rice and meats...
I went out to my balcony garden and found the swiss chard growing towards the sky, big and strong. It was so pretty to look at, but at some point I had to realize that I grew it for...
Meat can be one of the tastiest foods on the planet, or the most dangerous, depending upon how it reaches you. Many halal meat markets don’t have a ‘sell-by’ date on the packaging for red meats so it’s basically a...
If you've ever been to an Indian restaurant that has a clay oven, you may have tried their tandoori. It's typically made by adding the meat (usually chicken) to a very, very hot tandoor oven. They also make bread...

Fruit Chaat

The perfect starter to a Ramadan Iftar meal, this deliciously-spiced fruit salad recipe was submitted by reader Shazia Wahid. From experience, I know it tastes just as good as it looks and it's the quintessential dish to appear at...

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