It's a wonder I haven't posted this recipe earlier. I've been making it for many years and it's considered on of our favorite healthy go-to soups, but I wasn't sure how many others would be interested to know how...
Summer food is equivalent to grilling, right? Well, in the intense heat we're feeling here in the Midwest I'm not sure everyone is so excited about firing up the grills all the time. I mean, it's really hot- even...
Pearl couscous is a wonderful salad couscous and quite different from what is normally found in restaurant dishes or alongside North African tagine dishes with meat. When cooked, t is more plump and chewy  than it's smaller semolina-derived counterpart....
Dates are also the perfect baking fruit- they freeze well, they don't make your baking products soggy and they add just the right about of sweetness to a dessert. Below is a deliciously simple tart recipe adapted from one...
Tabbouleh, or Parsley Salad, is one of those dishes just packed with nutrition: high fiber bulghur (semi-cooked and dried whole wheat), fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and parsley, beautiful golden olive oil and the best sea salt you can find. Fresh...
One of my dearest friends now lives far away from me, across the country. We stay in touch when we can and pick up our conversations where we left off the last time. What's so wonderful about this friendship...
When I began this blog, one of the first recipes I shared with everyone was for homemade yogurt. If you have a yogurt maker, the recipe is ideal for going beyond yogurt to making yogurt cheese, commonly known as labne in the Middle East. If you...
It's been an eventful couple of weeks around here. I've been visiting farmers' markets everywhere I can here in Chicago and back home in Ohio. Did you see all the lovely produce I was able to capture? Needless to say, I've been busy with travel, family...
For a city not ranked as one of the largest in the U.S., Cleveland has a lot to offer in the way of halal foods. There's an area on Cleveland's west side that is home to a large Arab-American population,...
It's a common Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culinary habit to stuff vegetables with a variety of grains such as rice or couscous as well as ground meats or nuts like pistachios. That said, this dish is amazingly versatile. If...

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