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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.  [...]

Mediterranean Mushroom Kibbeh Pockets with Herb Avocado Cream

I will be taking a little break before my beautiful girls start school, but wanted to leave you with something before I part.  Hope you enjoy and have a great week ahead! —————– I was feeling adventurous at the wrong time of the day.  It was after work, no dinner yet… I wanted to make [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Herb Garlic Bread, Eggs, and Buttery Potatoes

Okay… this is the last of the Parsley Garlic Butter Sauce from my Turkey dinner post. I  have been able to use it for a yummy pasta dish and now some great tasting garlic bread.  Our family can’t have enough of carbs and we all love some good garlic bread.  The buttery herb sauce was [...]

Butternut Squash Soup with Lime, Sage and Parmesan Pita Croutons

If you love having butternut squash, then you need try it in a soup topped with fried sage leaves and pita chips… yum. It’s light, refreshing… I made this soup sometime ago, but have not had the chance to post it.   I apologize for the delay. This is a Jamie Oliver recipe and you can [...]

Mediterranean Spaghetti with Eggplants, Broccoli & Garlic-herb Tomatoes topped with Feta Cheese

I love pasta! I love it for its convenience, versatility and friendliness.   I can have it pretty much every day, but I try to limit to once a week.  If I am running low on time, or when I am trying to save items from the fridge, pasta can act as my savior.  If you’re [...]

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