Spring Greens Soup

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...

Smoked Salmon Dip

I don't know what it is about winter and salmon but it seems like every cold season I start to crave that flavor of fresh Alaskan Sockeye in parchment with dill and butter or those great smoked Norwegian salmon pieces...
When I'm looking for a quick way to cook and eat healthy, I begin thinking about what I can make in a tagine. They're easy to make one pot meals in and because they have a conical lid, you can...
I've always been interested in Mediterranean soups that are really quite different from soups here, you know the ones that have a bit of a sour taste. I've found the recipes in my Greek and Turkish cookbooks at home but only...
One of the most wonderful things I see on Iftar tables is an abundance of fruit. I respect the person who spends a lot of time chopping up a ton of fruit for their guests, but it can be a...
There's no doubt that one of the hardest part of the fasting day might not even be going without food, but going without water. That's why it's super important to hydrate during the non-fasting hours, all throughout those hours....
Snacks are so popular in America, and for good reason. Who doesn't love something crunch, salty, even spicy any time of day? We work long hours, get hungry, don't have a lot of time for complete meals, etc. etc....
 I've wanted to share this recipe for a long time, and I'm not sure what took me so long other than the fact that this tea is usually made when I feel a sickness coming on, like a cold...
  Why am I aways posting breakfast at dinner? Here's my filling dish of eggs with #sejouk (a #halal style #chorizo) inspired by my love of #Turkish food, esp. their breakfasts. Added some fresh dill, too. Sometimes I think I...
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...

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