Ingredient: salt

Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate and Quinoa Salad

A couple of days ago I was invited by a friend to come pick some pomegranates off of her tree. Ask anyone that really knows me what some of my favorite things are and they should name some of the following; cooking, rain, Mr. Bean, working out, and picking fruit from friend’s fruit trees!

Chili Sauce

Chili Sauce

For the past few years my serrano pepper plant has been going crazy! It’s more like a bush. Last year I dried the peppers and we ate them as a side with Mexican food. This year I wanted to try something new.

White Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti

White Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti

Who doesn’t love a wonderfully crisp & perfectly sweet biscotti to dunk into their coffee? You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy these delicious cookies!

Lamb Cracklin’ (Called Kizikeh in Assyrian)

Lamb Cracklin’ (Called Kizikeh in Assyrian)

Before cracklin’ ever made it’s appearance in the states, Assyrians and other cultures had already been frying animal fat, and enjoying it as a sinfully delicious snack for centuries!

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Shawarma is meat that is stacked vertically on a spit and cooked slowly over many hours. Since most of us don’t have a spit handy or hours to cook, I’m sharing a tasty alternative.

Quick Homemade Pasta

Quick Homemade Pasta

Nothing can beat the taste of homemade pasta. Once you taste it, it’s hard to go back to store-bought pasta. If you are intimidated at the idea of making homemade pasta, don’t be, it’s actually quite easy.

Beni’s Biryani

Beni’s Biryani

Yesterday was Biryani day at my sister, Beni’s house. I’m currently visiting her in Chicago. We have spent the last two weeks primarily cooking and eating! My brother was stopping by for a visit and requested we make biryani.

Spiced Almonds

Spiced Almonds

Lately I’ve been snacking on dry roasted almonds in an effort to eat healthier. Like anything else, too much of a good thing can eventually get boring. In an effort to spice things up, I came up with this spiced almonds recipe.

Lemony Greek Dolmathes with Toasted Pine Nuts

Lemony Greek Dolmathes with Toasted Pine Nuts

I’ve always loved grape leaf dolma…Middle Eastern style, that is! I used to think that I disliked Greek dolmathes. Our family spent three months in Greece when I was nine years old, while waiting for our papers to immigrate to the U. S.

ARGENTINIAN CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

ARGENTINIAN CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

Chimichurri is a spicy and versatile Argentinian sauce that can be served as an accompaniment to various meats, poultry and seafood.


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