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...
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...
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...
I don't eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating other things, but if I'm going to make rice, it's a special dish. That's why I love risotto, the Italian...
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...
One of the only 'restaurants' I ever go to is Chipotle. I've always loved how fresh their ingredients are, but never eat any of the meat because it's not dhabiha. I actually don't eat out very much anymore mainly because...
Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...
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...

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