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Roasted Vegetables with Tomato Pulp and Avocado Herb Mayo

I prepared this for a weekend lunch when I wanted to use up all the veggies in my fridge.  The  avocado cream from my kibbeh post and the cooked tomato pulp (remains from a tomato sauce that I had prepared from the night before) were a great accompaniment to serve with some toasted pita pockets.  [...]

Apricot Pistachio Cupcakes to Welcome Baby Alicia!

I have a great news to share with everyone.  My one and only brother Jean had his first baby girl this weekend.   I became an auntie to a beautiful baby girl Alicia.  She is  so tiny but yet so perfect and precious in every way.  To welcome baby Alicia home, I decided to make some [...]

Corn Soup with Harissa and Cream

I am sure most of you have heard of Heidi Swanson and her famous blog 101cookbooks.com, but if you have not, it’s worth  taking a browsing trip to her land of beautiful photos and delicious recipes.  This is a recipe she had posted recently and it looked so great that I had to make it.  [...]

Pork Loin with Balsamic Fig Compote and Cracked Basil Potatoes over Arugula

This was our weeknight dinner when my husband’s sister, Isabelle told me she was coming over to see us.   I was inspired to make a dinner with figs from my Trader Joe’s visit at my work lunch.  It does involve many steps, but it’s not very time consuming. I don’t feel like writing a whole [...]

Cauliflower & Cucumber Salad

  I made this salad  as a a side  when I prepared lentils pilaf  known as “Mujedereh.”  Sorry don’t have any pics of the Mujadereh  since I did not take any pictures the first time I made this…  I will share it one of these days.   We normally make cabbage salad on the side [...]

20 Minute Dinner: Tarragon Salmon with Israeli Couscous

  I sometimes feel drained from work that I am toooo tired to think of what we are having for dinner.  However, sometimes when I feel rushed is when I start making up a recipe as I go.  Here is quick dinner idea that turned out well.  I used frozen Alaskan salmon that can be [...]

10 Minute Salad: Minty Cucumbers with Feta Cheese

This is a super fun and easy salad to make.  I think it’s perfect when it’s hot outside and you don’t really want to go near the oven.

Aarti’s Lamb Kofte/Kofto Kebabs with Pomegranate Glaze and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tzaziki)

I have been wanting to make this recipe since last year’s season of Food Network Star aired.  In this episode, Aarti’s challenge was to prepare a dish for a culinary legend to  re-invent a dish of the best thing he ever ate.  Unfortunately, I do not recall the name of the culinary legend.  All I [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fried-Zucchini Spaghetti

I recently realized that I have some commonalities with Gwyneth Paltrow. Maybe not the height, or the beauty, or her acting ability, but I am happy to admit that we both  enjoy food/cooking, we value family and kids, we appreciate fashion, love blogging and last but not least watching Glee – actually probably my favorite [...]

Food Revolution & Jamie Oliver’s Strawberry Salad with Prosciutto, Halloumi and Romaine

Before I share my recipe I wanted to let you know how much I adore and support Jamie Oliver.  I  am very excited about his 2nd season that will be premiering this week.  His Food Revolution takes place in Los Angeles… in my city.  “So what?” you may say…  Well since I do reside in [...]

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