I recently filmed this quick video to show how I make one of my favorite chicken dishes ever. It's pretty versatile, but the way I use it most is when making my recipe for Chicken Pita Rolls with Hummus...
Our garden zucchini isn't ready yet, but our basil plant is quite full and the local markets are carrying really nice and plump striped zucchini that I love so much. These two ingredients prompted me to come up with...
I'm a huge fan of yogurt for a whole host of reasons- and not just eating a small cup of flavored yogurt a day, but eating it as part of a healthy diet in as many ways as possible....
This is such a quick summer dish. Use herbs that are ready for picking, which come perfectly paired with grilled chicken. You can use dried herbs for this dish, but the flavor will not be as intense as using the fresh...
I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...
If you don't know me by now, one thing you should know is that I love all things Mediterranean. The food, the sunshine, the lifestyle...the FOOD. The food itself exudes sunshine, the sea and the rich volcanic soil of...

Hummus Cups

It's been an eventful couple of weeks around here. I've been visiting farmers' markets everywhere I can here in Chicago and back home in Ohio. Did you see all the lovely produce I was able to capture? Needless to say, I've been busy with travel, family...

Sweet Tomato Preserve

I.  Love.  Tomatoes. Being Sicilian, you sort of have to or you may never eat. Ok, that's a bit extreme, I realize.  All jokes aside,  I really do love all the creativity this wonderful summer food allows me to have in the kitchen...
These appetizers are so tasty it's hard to eat just one. Your guests will probably want several, so be sure to make at least triple for the amount of people you're expecting. You can also substitute ground beef or...
I've taken an unexpected break from blogging, partially by choice and partially not. I've been developing and testing recipes for cooking demos I plan to do at the upcoming annual ISNA convention here in Chicago. I'm also working on articles for...

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