I have the most convenient times for food cravings. Right now our kitchen is completely unusable while it's under construction. The stove is off the gas line, the sink is not even anywhere in the kitchen but resides in...
Lately I've been watching a lot of travel shows that involve copious amounts of eating along the way- think anything and everything Anthony Bourdain is in only because of all the interesting places he visits--but, definitely not what he eats or...
One of the reasons this soup is so delicious is because it creates a rich chicken broth as it cooks. Use a whole, cut up chicken with all its bones and skin to get the most flavor and nutrition...

A Spanish Iftar

My friends and I decided to get together for an Iftar (breaking of the fast dinner). We thought having a theme would be a great way to focus on the food, as well as make it easier to come...
When I saw Saffron Road’s new Tikka Masala sauce already made in their convenient new packets of simmer sauces, I knew I wanted to cook it with chicken but I also wanted to make something out of the norm,...
How do you decide which recipes to make daily or on special occasions? What sparks your interest? A good photo? A mouth-watering description in a cookbook? The smell of a particular food coming from a neighbor's house? A memory of someone? For...
One Saturday morning last month I conducted a cooking class for the winners of an auction at the Stars for Hope event back in January of this year. The auction item they bid for and won was a basket...
If there is any one pasta dish you should make this week, it's this one. Whether you're a Meatless Monday subscriber (or any day of the week you plan to go vegetarian) or a strict vegetarian, this dish is...

Chorizo and Eggs

It's been more than ten years since I've eaten chorizo, a type of Spanish sausage spiced with flavors like paprika which gives it an orange color. The reason I haven't had it in so many years is because it's mostly made with pork.
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...

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