The first time I ever had Keema (that wonderful Indian-spiced ground beef dish) was during one of my very first Suhoor (pre-dawn) meals with family friends. I was invited to spend the weekend with them in Chicago during Ramadan....
 A few years ago when I catered my sister in law's wedding rehearsal dinner, I discovered this type of lamb cut to be an essential part of entertaining on a grand scale. This leg of lamb doesn't look too...
I always crave comfort food in the winter time, but right now as a nation and a global community, it looks as though we could all use a lot of comforting, whether it's through the gathering together of a...
A great summer dish to leave you satisfied and refreshed all at once this hangar steak can be grilled indoors or out. Prepare the salsa first so the steak isn’t waiting t0o long to be accompanied by its sweet &...
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...
On my Sicilian side of the family, they really love shrimp. My aunts bake it in the oven with some very simple ingredients like garlic, parsley and olive oil. The taste, smell and flavor is everything I remember about...
If you're anything like me and sometimes just really get a craving for hot and spicy Thai food, or any type of Asian food but don't have the time or energy to go out shopping for ingredients you don't...
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...
We're in the thick of winter. It's cold, icy, slushy, and the snow is absolutely beautiful from indoors, as long as you don't have to drive in any of it. It's the time of year when you realize that on...
Paula Wolfert, an expert in Moroccan cooking and the award-winning author of cookbooks about Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine has honored us with her summer's end recipe for Anatolian Purslane, Lamb and Lentil Stew. It's just perfect for the last iftar meal of this Ramadan...

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