Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, defines roasting as “cooking meat, poultry, game or fish by exposing it to the heat of a naked flame or grill (spit-roasting) or to the radiant heat of an oven (oven-roasting).”  Sounds...

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, if you don't quite have the time to make baked desserts like pumpkin pies or...
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 ingredients, but many dishes just remind me of the sunshine of the islands I've visited...
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...
Did you know that most citrus fruits were traditionally grown for their zest, not for their fruits?  When you zest, or peel away the skin of citrus, you get all the flavor of a lemon, lime or orange in this skin-...
Have you heard about all of the wild things they put in good old fashioned {commercial} brands of yogurt? Some contain high fructose corn syrup; others have pork-derived gelatin. If you've visited this blog before, you know I'm absolutely...
Lately I've been craving Asian food, or at least Asian-inspired dishes. I think it happens when my body is really lacking in certain nutrients and it craves a ton of the same vitamins and minerals that you can get...

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...

Lemon Tiramisu

A while ago I posted images of this recipe for Lemon Tiramisu, a twist on my Classic Tiramisu recipe, over on my Instagram account when I was preparing it for my monthly cooking classes at the UMMA Center. I don't...
Lemonade is the quintessential summer time drink in America, isn't it? I absolutely love it and it will always remind me of my childhood days when I had my own lemonade stand outside of my house where I grew...

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