If you're having a party this 'Eid (or any time), you'll definitely want to make your own pita chips instead of buying them- they're that easy {and quick} to make and are hearty enough to scoop up hummus or...
I never used to proclaim a favorite season, mainly because  to me, all seasons without extreme temperatures are beautiful in and of themselves. Each one has something special about it and something I attach to it, whether it's food,...
A day in the life of recipe testing goes a lot like this: Creamy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables  -shop for fresh ingredients and bring them home to sort out -wash and dry fresh herbs and produce -chop everything -get out the camera, notebook and...
Fig season is one of my favorite times of year. It reminds me that the Fall season is soon on its way, that the intensity of the summer heat is over {usually} and it's almost time to wrap myself...
I'm thrilled to be able to introduce you to the world of Ramadan foods from Lebanon by way of the following recipe for Kibbeh Patties from my friends at Mama's Lebanese Kitchen. If you've never visited their blog, please...
This is a quick weeknight meal if there ever was one. If you can't find halal ground turkey you can substitute with ground beef or chicken instead; alternatively- and if you're feeling adventurous- you can purchase the whole turkey...
The season in between spring and summer is the time to make the best use of delicious veggies- spinach, baby zucchini, fingerling potatoes, and white button mushrooms. Fortunately for us, they all go so well together in flavor profiles, too....
Appetizer aren't just for entertaining guests. I've come to learn that keeping homemade appetizers around my house is a great way to eat healthy by avoiding eating outside, eating junk food or not eating until one is ravished with...
Last month I traveled to Cleveland to teach a cooking class for a group of young women, some of whom I met nearly ten years ago when I lived there. It was a nice blend of catching up with...
This is a great weekend dish- really healthy, light, and super quick to make. The only ingredient that's actually cooked is the pasta. Chop and prep the remaining ingredients so they're ready to go as soon as the pasta is...

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