I've been told for years that haleem, the puréed meat and grains dish with South Asian flavors,  is a favorite Iftar dish for so many Muslims observing the Ramadan fast.  Though not a common way of eating meat American-style,...
When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head out to the store with the intention of buying all the ingredients specifically for that recipe...
Swiss chard is a spring vegetable that thrives and grows in cool weather, which means you can enjoy it again in the fall.  I found some lovely Swiss chard, bright green and firm, at my local Asian market. Here's what...
If you love coffee and ice cream, this quick dessert recipe is for you. Affogato is an Italian word for the super delicious coffee drink with ice cream added to hot coffee- and it's fantastico, especially in the summer...
When you live in a big city like I do, it doesn't mean you always get a chance to see the touristy spots like visitors usually do. We are busy on weekends, working during the week and so most...
There are so many reasons why I love Greek food. I love Mediterranean dishes in general, as they're known for their use of healthy ingredients, but many dishes just remind me of the sunshine of the islands I've visited...
 I've been making Basmati rice for many, many years although the first time I made it is a time I look back on and have to laugh just a bit. I had never seen rice other than white grain...
Yes! Chocolate is very healthy, according to author Annmarie Kostyk who recently published a book to that same end. The information below comes from a recent press release about Chocolate is Healthy!, a book I'm very excited to get a...
Years ago I would have never openly served a hummus dish other than one made strictly from chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste). I thought I might offend a guest or anyone who thought it would be impossible to...
Since we've moved into our house and begun construction, it's the simple things in life that have kind of gone straight out the window- like an organized closet, knowing where all my cooking spices are, and the luxury (because...

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