Cleveland’s West Side Market is a Must-See

One of the things I try to never miss when I go back home for a visit to Ohio is the West Side Market...

5 Simple Steps for Planning Ramadan Meals

Get Your Meals on the Table Quickly This Ramadan With These 5 Steps

Homemade Flavored Yogurts and Quick Smoothies

Do you ever get inspired to eat healthy, shop healthy and then just try to make everything possible from certain beautiful foods you find...

Tomatillo Salsa

What a difference homemade salsa is from the store-bought counterparts. I recently made this salsa recipe for the first Halal Test Kitchen event where I was...

Pollo En Escabeche: Marinated Chicken From Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

The word ‘escabeche’ comes from the Arabic word ‘sikiube’, which means ‘acid’, and is a method for light pickling. In Mexico, escabeches combine vinegar...

Food, Inc.

Today, people are more concerned than ever about the source of our global food supply. With recent scares of salmonella, bird flu and the swine flu we...

Homemade Sofrito and Recaito

If you come from a Puerto Rican family, you understand that Goya products are permanent fixtures in our kitchen cabinets- without them it seems...

Chocolate Faucets and French Pastry School

Few of us have ever experienced the sublimity of being near a fountain of flowing chocolate, never mind a kitchen faucet that brings forth...

5-Minute Frittata

This is the quickest oven-baked frittata to prepare. Normally I would add flour and milk to a dish like this, but on the day...

Shrimp Taquitos

I can't think of anything better to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon than to spend time learning how to make traditional foods from...

Tuna Salad Mediterraneo

I’ve grown up making tuna fish sandwiches all my life. In fact, it was probably the first kind I ever made for myself during...

Chicago Green City Market, Alice Waters & Honey Crisp Apple Pie

We made it to the farmers’ market last Saturday just in time for the book signing to begin. I was a bit surprised to...

Pecorino Cheese Crisps (Frico)

I'm so glad there was a request for this recipe. I mentioned it in my last post about the Viking Cooking School where I...

Eggplant Salad Recipe: Now I Know Why the Imam Fainted

I'd heard of the famous dish "Imam Biyaldi" before, but never really knew what the hype was all about.  Being a Sicilian who also loves...

Must-Have Tools to Help You in the Kitchen

I must say, over the last couple of years I've become obsessed with simplifying my life. I've tossed, donated and gifted numerous items around...

Parsley-Stuffed Red Snapper

It's hard to imagine being in the mood for whole fish, but if you live as close as I do to some spectacular indoor...

Mexican Dulces

One of the best things about other people traveling instead of you is that they usually bring back some lovely samplers of the local...

Le Dutch Oven: A Great Investment in Your Kitchen

Have you ever thought about the kind of cookware you have in your kitchen? Is it mostly aluminum? Cast iron? Teflon?  Are you a stickler...

The Quickest Fruit Compote Isn’t Just For Dessert

If you're anything like me, you buy a whole bag of apples with the intention of providing healthy snacks for yourself and your family...

Olives Plus Oranges Equals…Brownies?

How I finally got around to making Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownies, a recipe I found at the Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona.