At the end of every summer, it's easy to take the plethora of zucchini and other types of summer squash for granted. In my experience, people are trying to give it away because they have so much, and if...
I love really light meals in Ramadan and much of the time those involve fish and seafood. What's great about this particular dish is that you can actually use frozen shrimp or fish an let it defrost and cook...
My passion for soup intensifies every time I come up with a new way to blend different veggies. Since I'm usually always stirring in some kind of dairy into my soups- whether it's milk, heavy cream or creme fraiche,...
One of the things I've been enjoying most about the summer has truly been all the Ramadan prep recipes I've been able to share throughout my cookbook tour, via Instagram and now on the website. It's amazing how much...
When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the only ingredient- in a dessert. At first I was waiting around for the real dessert to please...
While grilling season may seem like it's winding down or at a complete dead halt here in Chicago (we got a sudden cold spell), the weather usually takes a turn upwards again and we get a streak of a...
I feel like every year there has to be a late summer salad made of just tomatoes (in terms of produce) and I like to experiment by making a unique one. Last year, I made salads with a lot of heirloom tomatoes...
This is such a quick summer dish. Use herbs that are ready for picking, which come perfectly paired with grilled chicken. You can use dried herbs for this dish, but the flavor will not be as intense as using the fresh...
I grew up enjoying Greek food. I have a cousin who I'm very close to and is half Greek. I grew up with the family connection to her grandparents and family so I was exposed to a variety of...
I have been waiting to make this salad since the winter time. Watermelon is my favorite fruit, mainly because it hydrates the body as you eat it, perfect to eat during non-fasting hours in Ramadan, so during this time I eat...

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