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My passion for soup intensifies every time I come up with a new way to blend different veggies. Since I'm usually always stirring in some kind of dairy into my soups- whether it's milk, heavy cream or creme fraiche,...
Since I've never been to Cuba, how could I really say what a Cuban sandwich is like? It's because I feel like I sorta traveled there by way of south Florida when I was young girl. My dad us...
This Ramadan I've chosen to make a bunch of Latin dishes, mainly because of the hot, steamy weather we've been experiencing here in Chicago. It's ironically not dissimilar to the weather in the Caribbean when it rains for 30...

Beef Tacos

For those of you who know me as a home cook or who follow my Instagram page of cooking and recipes and food interests in general, you probably know I love a good taco. I think it's one of the...
I love really light meals in Ramadan and much of the time those involve fish and seafood. What's great about this particular dish is that you can actually use frozen shrimp or fish an let it defrost and cook...

Sweet Potato Soup

Why is it that sweet potatoes only get love during Thanksgiving around here? They're such a healthy food to incorporate into one's diet and you can make so much more with them than just candied sweet potatoes as a...
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 think soups are one of the best kinds of dishes you can make at home...
Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...
When I first made this dish,  I was apprehensive. I had only ever eaten rack of lamb at restaurants and considered it 'fancy fare' for the top chefs to make. Who was I kidding? It's so easy to make...

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