Ginger Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas

Ginger Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas

Ginger rice is a simple yet flavorful dish that is a great side for a heartier meal. It can also be served as a main component of a vegetarian meal. It has a hint of ginger spicy-ness, plus earthy-ness from the ground cumin. It’s a 

Bulgur Pilaf Recipe with Turkish 10-Spice

Bulgur Pilaf Recipe with Turkish 10-Spice

Bulgur pilaf is a classic Turkish dish. Bulgur is a quick-cooking whole grain with an awesome nutty flavor and deliciously chewy texture. This bulgur pilaf recipe makes a great side dish to roasted meats, veggies, and salads.    Bulgur Pilaf Recipes Bulgur is made from 

Cherry Tomato Recipe: Ditalini Pasta with Lemon Oil

Cherry Tomato Recipe: Ditalini Pasta with Lemon Oil

This is not just any old cherry tomato recipe. It’s an absolutely delicious pasta recipe that celebrates the freshness of ripe summer cherry tomatoes, pairs it with a tasty and tantalizing homemade lemon oil, and leaves you wondering where this recipe has been all your 

One Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

One Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

One pot chicken and rice is comfort food at its finest. I think every cuisine and culture has a version, and the variations are endless. Leftover Chicken Recipes I almost always make my version of this dish with leftover chicken. Whether it’s grilled chicken, roast 

Hibiscus Sparkling Tea

Hibiscus Sparkling Tea

A refreshing alternative to soda, perfect for hot weather!

Red Cabbage Salad with Hibiscus, Chili, and Orange

Red Cabbage Salad with Hibiscus, Chili, and Orange

A refreshing summer salad with crunchy topping.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Sweet Potato, Feta, and Pine Nuts

Wilted Spinach Salad with Sweet Potato, Feta, and Pine Nuts

This wilted spinach salad is a perfect quick and healthy dinner idea. Sweet potatoes are roasted with a perfectly smoky spice blend and tossed with a handful of other ingredients for the perfect healthy weeknight meal. Wilted Spinach Salad I’m not sure about you, but 

Cozy Cinnamon Tea

Cozy Cinnamon Tea

This warming cinnamon tea is adapted from the cookbook Istanbul and Beyond by Robyn Eckhardt. It does double duty as delicious tea and house air freshener, as your house will smell amazing when you make it. This is a great to tea to make when 

Spanish-Style Marinated Olives

Spanish-Style Marinated Olives

These Spanish-style marinated olives are a perfect casual snack with pre-dinner drinks. Serve as part of a tapas spread that includes cheese, almonds, and this Chickpea and Chorizo dish. These marinated olives are a perfect casual snack for pre-dinner drinks. Adapted from The Complete Spanish 

Cuban Picadillo (ground beef)

Cuban Picadillo (ground beef)

This traditional ground beef dish whips up in minutes and is made incredible with Cuban Seasoning blend.

No-Cook Meals For When You’re Tired of Cooking

No-Cook Meals For When You’re Tired of Cooking

As a professional chef, the term “no-cook meals” isn’t one that I think about very often, because, well, I love to cook. As I was enjoying a delicious meal last night that I put together quickly after a dance class, I decided it was time 

Jamaican Shrimp Curry

Jamaican Shrimp Curry

An incredibly fragrant and versatile dish, made with Jamaican Curry Powder blend.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkish Baharat Seasoning

Roasted Butternut Squash with Turkish Baharat Seasoning

Turkish baharat seasoning is an all-purpose spice blend that goes perfectly with roasted veggies. Butternut squash is the star of this recipe, but potatoes, cauliflower, eggplant, and onion would also work. What is Turkish Baharat Seasoning? Baharat seasoning is often used with lamb and beef, 

Grilled Eggplant with Spiced Yogurt

Grilled Eggplant with Spiced Yogurt

A delicious and simple eggplant recipe. Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Oven-Roasted Chicken Masala

Oven-Roasted Chicken Masala

This version of chicken masala packs tons of flavor without a lot of work. It’s a recipe that’s designed to be easily made on a weeknight, without having to skimp on flavor. What is Chicken Masala? There are many versions of this dish that are 

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

This creamy lamb meatball soup gets its silky texture from eggs. A version of the classic Greek soup, avgolemono, it’s filling without feeling too heavy. What is Avgolemono? The word avgolemono refers to an egg-lemon sauce found in many cultures across the Mediterranean, Middle East, 

Golden Baked Chicken Wings

Golden Baked Chicken Wings

These golden baked chicken wings are easy to make at home and easy fulfill any snack cravings. They are flavored with a turmeric spice blend, then cooked until a little crisp and absolutely succulent. Served with a 5-minute yogurt dipping sauce, it’s easy to whip 

One Skillet Simple Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

One Skillet Simple Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

This one-skillet simple ground beef recipe checks all the boxes when I’m looking for a weeknight meal. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Good for leftovers? Check. This dish will have everyone’s mouth watering even before the pan hits the table, I promise. A Versatile Ground Beef