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Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This flat iron steak recipe cooks for a quick five minutes per side, and is finished with a vibrant cilantro-lime gremolata. It’s a great steak recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Flat Iron Steak Flat iron steak is a flavorful cut of meat, […]

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Cooking up a batch of this smoky black bean chili recipe on the weekend ensures a warm and comforting meal at your fingertips throughout the week. Using Pantry Ingredients I love this smoky black bean chili recipe for weekly meal planning. It comes together quickly […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. I combine extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, crunchy celery, and a touch of scallions and fresh herbs for a simple and satisfying meal. Real Foods Pantry Canned tuna […]

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 […]

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, making a hearty vegetarian main dish that can be made ahead of time. A Perfect Vegetarian Main Course This salad is hearty enough to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters […]

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style White Bean Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style white bean stew recipe, or Kuru Fasulye, is the perfect cool 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 […]

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 […]

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Köfte Kebab Recipe

This Turkish-style beef köfte kebab recipe is a perfect grilled dish to make on a hot summer afternoon. Easy to assemble, quick to grill, its satisfying delectable flavor makes it a favorite dish year-round. Köfte Recipes Köfte are meatball recipes found in many middle eastern […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

In this quick pasta recipe with parsley-mint pesto, I cook the pasta in a way counter-intuitive to everything I have been taught. Cook Pasta Even Faster While researching for this recipe, I read this article on Serious Eats, and was so intrigued, decided I needed […]

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

This easy shrimp recipe, with a 15-minute garlic and lemon zest marinade, is a delicious solution for a fast weeknight dinner. A Perfect Easy Dinner I love shrimp because is so quick to cook, and tastes delicious! I loving pairing the finished dish with olives, […]

Green Power Frittata Recipe | Quick Dinner Ideas

Green Power Frittata Recipe | Quick Dinner Ideas

I love quick dinner ideas, and this vegetable loaded frittata recipe fits the bill. It is an easy way to use up any leftover bits of veggies cluttering the fridge. Using Leftovers This frittata is the perfect destination for those leftover cooked greens from Tuesday […]

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

This healthy dinner recipe is a terrific way to get a nutritious and delicious meal on the table in under an hour. My meatball recipe contains fresh parsley and mint, adding a zesty kick, and they can easily be made gluten-free by using rice flour […]