I have a wonderful recipe to share, and it's one that I've been making this week just because it's that good. I was preparing to teach a cooking class at the home of a friend and 11 of her friends,...

Tandoori Chicken Salad

Is it just me or are there cookies everywhere, right now? Not to mention cakes, chocolates, candy canes and the like. Even if one doesn't celebrate Christmas, it's still part of the social scene and family gatherings that just...
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...
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,...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving.  I know...it's loaded with historic context that makes it controversial and I know it's not an Islamic holiday. I also know that some people just want...
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...
My favorite season of the year is Fall/Autumn. I look forward to wearing cozy sweaters, sitting around a fire outside and taking walks in nature to appreciate the changing leaves and brisk, cool weather. I also look forward to...
This is a sponsored recipe post by KnorrĀ® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  Since I've never been to Cuba, how could I really say what a Cuban sandwich is like? Well when...
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...
This is a sponsored recipe post by the Zabiha Halal brand. They provide halal-certified products mentioned in this post.          Paillard is a French culinary term thinly sliced or pounded meat, which is easier to cook and has quicker cooking times as...

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