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French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

In this hearty French lentils recipe with sage brown butter, French (du Puy) lentils are combined with sage infused brown butter, tossed in a maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and served up warm in a baked winter squash, garnished with crunchy toasted walnuts. French Lentils French lentils are […]

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This is the best steak recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Flat iron steak is rubbed with warming and flavorful spices, cooked for a quick five minutes per side, and finished with a vibrant cilantro-lime gremolata. Flat Iron Steak Flat iron steak is […]

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Cook up a batch of this smoky black bean chili recipe on the weekend, and have a warm and comforting meal at your fingertips throughout the week. Using Pantry Ingredients Smoky black bean chili comes together quickly with simple pantry ingredients, and is a versatile […]

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

In this cabbage salad recipe with sweet poppyseed dressing, thinly sliced cabbage and grated carrots are combined with a sweet and tangy dressing. The resulting dish is a satisfying crunchy salad, topped with toasted almonds, which can be made into a main course by adding […]

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

This Turkish-style carrot salad recipe is spiced with red pepper and garlic, and tossed in a tangy minty yogurt dressing. Enjoy as a side dish to your favorite main, or as part of a traditional Turkish mezze spread. Either way, this carrot salad recipe is […]

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style beef stew recipe was inspired by kara lahana çorbası, a classic collard green and beef stew from the northern (Black sea) region of Turkey. My version adds fresh parsley and mint, and swaps the collards for cabbage, making a cozy, vibrant, and healthful […]

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

For most people, eating more vegetables every day is a habit that provides health benefits. From disease prevention to providing nutrients essential for the health and maintenance of our bodies, eating more vegetables can help us feel better and live longer lives. Here are a […]

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

This roasted spiced cauliflower with chard stem tahini sauce recipe is a simple dish with a long title. It is a great way to use up chard stems, and the spice rub can be used on anything from fish to potatoes to chicken, or whatever […]

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

This cornmeal pie with greens and leeks recipe is a delightful combination of leafy greens and savory leeks, grated carrots and potatoes, all flavored with rich Turkish chili flakes and fresh mint. Overall the result is a satisfying vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. The recipe […]

8 Meal Planning Tips

8 Meal Planning Tips

If meal planning is on your New Year’s resolutions list, this post is for you. Cooking at home can add years to your life, and meal planning is the key to producing those home-cooked meals, while saving money and time in the process. 1. Make […]

How to Stock Your Pantry

How to Stock Your Pantry

This post contains affiliate links, designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Thank you for your support! How to Stock Your Pantry Cooking at home does not have to be a chore. Stock your pantry […]

Mayo Free Tuna Salad Recipe

Mayo Free Tuna Salad Recipe

This mayo free tuna salad recipe is one of my favorites for a quick lunch. Extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, crunchy celery, and a touch of scallions and fresh herbs are combined together for a simple, refreshing, satisfying, and nutritious meal. Real Foods […]

Almond Cookie Recipe with Cranberry Jam

Almond Cookie Recipe with Cranberry Jam

These almond cookies with cranberry jam filling are a terrific low-sugar cookie recipe for those looking to lighten their sugar intake, yet not feel deprived. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour This recipe, as originally written, uses whole wheat pastry flour. This flour is made from a […]

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

Quick and healthy dinner ideas often feel like an insurmountable task at the end of a long day. Whether you are looking for a lighter “soup and salad” type of dinner, or a hearty “meat and potatoes” stick to your ribs meal, here are 7 […]

10 Essential Kitchen Tools

10 Essential Kitchen Tools

These 10 essential kitchen tools are a terrific starting point for the beginning cook, or for the seasoned cook looking to compare notes. The tools I have listed below are the ones that get the most use in my kitchen.   1. Chef’s Knife The […]

Cardamom Rosewater Tea Latte Recipe with Homemade Almond Milk

Cardamom Rosewater Tea Latte Recipe with Homemade Almond Milk

Make this cardamom rosewater tea latte recipe for a simple and delicious treat at home. Cardamom Cardamom is one of my absolute favorite spices. Its floral qualities are familiar in many Indian chai recipes and Middle Eastern coffee recipes. Cardamom is related to ginger, and […]

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

This roasted fingerling potato salad recipe with fresh herbs and lemon zest is a simple dish to pull together when you’re staring at an empty pantry and a few random ingredients in the fridge. It pairs will with this Cilantro Stem-Aioli. Fingerling Potatoes Fingerling potatoes […]

Spicy Lentil Stew Recipe with Butternut Squash

Spicy Lentil Stew Recipe with Butternut Squash

This lentil stew recipe combines warming aromatic spices with lentils, yellow split peas, and seasonal vegetables for a subtly spicy, velvety lentil stew that will leave your house smelling amazing and your belly fully satisfied. One of My Favorite Indian Cookbooks I did not think […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

This roasted sweet potato salad recipe combines warming spices with a sweet and tart vinaigrette for a delicious make ahead dish for your Thanksgiving table. Crafting a Lighter Sweet Potato Dish This recipe is lighter and less sweet than many sticky sweet marshmallow sweet potato […]

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This chickpea and butternut squash stew recipe with cilantro-lime gremolata combines aromatic spices with butternut squash, ginger and garlic for a warm and fall cozy stew. Topped with the 3-ingredient cilantro-lime gremolata, this creamy stew is perfect for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for […]

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

This muhammara recipe, or roasted red pepper and walnut dip, combines sweet red peppers with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses for an addicting and delicious recipe perfect for your next sandwich, snack, or holiday appetizer. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip There is a version […]

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

This Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie recipe, also known as börek, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is delicious for any meal or snack. Working with Filo Dough I know […]

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style white bean stew recipe, Kuru Fasulye, is the perfect cooler-weather comfort food. White beans are simmered with onion, pepper, tomato, and (optional) meat, creating a creamy and soothing stew. Cozy up to a bowl of these beans with a hunk of fresh bread, […]

6 Parsley Recipes

6 Parsley Recipes

Parsley Recipes: More Than Just a Garnish Many of us still think of parsley as merely a garnish. However, this vibrant green is a delicious, inexpensive, and readily available way to boost our intake of greens. Parsley is high in Vitamins K and C. It […]

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

This zesty chickpea salad recipe with radish leaf and mint pesto combines simple pantry ingredients for a hearty salad that is a perfect complement to any meal, or great on its own for a light lunch or dinner. Cooking Chickpeas Cooking your own beans might […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

If you’re looking for ways to make vegetables taste good, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 easy tips that will leave you craving vegetables for dinner instead of dreading them. 1. Source Fresh Vegetables The best place to source fresh seasonal […]

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

This easy salmon recipe, Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli, is a delectable option for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Made from leftover cooked salmon or canned salmon and a few pantry ingredients, they will become a staple in your regular dinner rotation. Sourcing […]

Steak and Egg Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Steak and Egg Breakfast Tacos Recipe

This post contains sponsored content. All words and opinions and ideas are my own. Sponsored content helps this blog survive and thrive, thank you for your support! Breakfast Tacos: A Hearty Way to Start the Day These steak and egg breakfast tacos satisfy my perpetual […]

How to Buy Fruit at the Farmer’s Market

How to Buy Fruit at the Farmer’s Market

How to Buy Fruit at the Farmer’s Market Summertime is the right time to buy fruit at the farmer’s market. It is one of the best places to buy in season, locally grown fruit. Fruit sold at the farmer’s market travels less distance, and therefore […]

How to Store Tomatoes

How to Store Tomatoes

A Good Carrot’s Guide to Selecting, Storing, and Cooking Tomatoes Looking for answers on how to store tomatoes? The dog days of summer are here, and tomato-mania is in full effect. Whether from your garden, CSA deliveries, or the farmer’s market, read on for tips […]

4 Easy Tomato Recipes

4 Easy Tomato Recipes

These 4 easy tomato recipes are what you need during the the tomato-mania months of July and August. Read on for storage and recipe ideas to preserve summer’s bounty to enjoy in the winter months. Recipe #1: Dice and Freeze Tomatoes This can hardly be […]

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

This tomato chutney recipe is a spicy, piquant sauce best made with freshly picked tomatoes. My local urban farmer has incredible tomatoes every summer, and I knew I would regret it if I did not put some up for when tomato season ends. The recipe […]

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

This Spanish tomato sauce recipe takes me back to a trip to Spain I took in 2015. During that trip, I noticed a jar of this tomato sauce on every table, much like ketchup one might find on any dinner table here in the United […]

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

This post contains sponsored content. All words and opinions and ideas are my own. Sponsored content helps this blog survive and thrive, thank you for your support! This Turkish-style beef köfte kebab recipe is a simple grilled dish to pull together for a hot summer […]

A Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

A Guide to Buying Grass-fed Beef

What is Grass-Fed Beef? Buying grass-fed beef can be confusing, and understanding what to look for is key. Grass-fed beef is raised using sustainable methods that take into consideration raising beef for future generations. Currently, the amount of environmental degradation and pollution caused by Concentrated […]

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

This brown rice salad recipe with charred scallion vinaigrette is an easy to make main course salad. It also holds up well, and makes delicious lunches for the week. The flavors of rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and of course, charred scallions, all […]

How to Store Zucchini

How to Store Zucchini

A Good Carrot’s Guide to Selecting, Storing, and Cooking Zucchini Looking for answers for how to store zucchini? It’s mid-July, and zucchini is everywhere. The garden, CSA deliveries, the farmer’s market, and the grocery store. Before you secretly drop off another paper bag full of […]

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

If there’s one vegetable recipe I had to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, this Turkish-style braised green beans recipe would be it. It’s a perfect summertime dish, with just five seasonal ingredients coming together to create something simple and […]

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Of all zucchini recipes, these Turkish zucchini fritters are one of my favorite. Lightly fried in olive oil, and chock full of fresh herbs, these delicate patties melt in your mouth. They are a great way to use up bumper crops of zucchini, and can […]

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

This Mexican lentil soup recipe includes tomatoes, onion, cilantro, carrot, and plantain for a delightful version of lentil soup. Traveling and Cooking I learned to make this Mexican lentil soup when I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in June 2016. Whenever I travel, […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Nasturtium Pesto Recipe

Sweet Potato Salad with Nasturtium Pesto Recipe

This sweet potato salad with nasturtium pesto recipe is a delicious hearty salad that utilizes a common plant you may have growing in your garden. The entire nasturtium plant is edible, include the leaves, stems, flowers, and the nasturtium pods, which are leftover after the […]

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

This green vegetable soup recipe takes simple pantry ingredients and transforms them into a light and flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, potato, leeks and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a […]

Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

This vegan dessert recipe is what you make when fresh summer fruit is at its peak. The crust on this Plum and Apricot Tart is crumbly and crunchy, almost like a crumble topping. And there is no need to roll any dough here, just process […]

Radish and White Bean Salad Recipe

Radish and White Bean Salad Recipe

This radish and white bean salad recipe comes together quickly and highlights the crunchiness of the radish compared to the creaminess of the beans and brightness of the sherry vinegar. Radishes, truth be told, have often stumped me. So beautiful, and so simple, yet somehow […]

Radish Top Pesto

Radish Top Pesto

I love the “root to shoot” aspect of this recipe: using every bit of the vegetable and not having to throw anything out! Radish tops can be spicy, and possibly bitter, depending on the batch you have. You can use more basil in this recipe […]

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

This pan-roasted zucchini and cherry tomatoes recipe includes big hunks of zucchini browned to perfection, bursts of cherry tomato, whole garlic cloves made soft, and buttery, and a sprinkling of ground coriander and coarse sea salt finish it off. A simple preparation for simple farmer’s […]

Traditional Mexican Chicken Recipe (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

Traditional Mexican Chicken Recipe (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

This Mexican chicken recipe, Pollo en Pipian Verde, or Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce, combines tomatillos, chilies, and nuts and seeds in a delicious sauce to make a hearty meal. Traveling and Cooking The recipe is from a cooking class I took on a trip […]

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, Book of Middle Eastern Food, which was first published in 1968, and […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, this cumin-spiced roasted carrot recipe will become your new favorite carrot dish. Whether you’ve got a bag of grocery store carrots sitting in the fridge or fragrant, fresh, and tender baby carrots just brought home from the farmer’s market, this […]

Selva’s Summer Rice Pilaf Recipe

Selva’s Summer Rice Pilaf Recipe

This cinnamon and allspice scented rice pilaf recipe is traditionally used as a filling for stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers, and other “dolmas” or “stuffed things” in Turkey. Known as Iç Pilavı in Turkish, it is equally delicious eaten on its own without being used […]