Sweet Potato Appetizer with Feta and Pomegranate Olive Salsa

Sweet Potato Appetizer with Feta and Pomegranate Olive Salsa

This sweet potato appetizer is perfect for Thanksgiving or for any gathering. Roasted sweet potato slices are slathered with feta cheese dip and topped with a fresh pomegranate olive salsa. Gluten Free Appetizer I know holidays aren’t the best time for dietary restrictions, However, in 

Easy Beef Stew Recipe with Red Wine and Mushrooms

Easy Beef Stew Recipe with Red Wine and Mushrooms

This easy beef stew recipe with red wine and mushrooms is a delicious Sunday dinner idea that will leave your house smelling incredible and the bellies at the table full. What to Serve with Beef Stew There are many options as a side dish for 

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 

Tangy Turmeric Tofu Recipe

Tangy Turmeric Tofu Recipe

This tangy turmeric tofu recipe creates a savory and satisfying dish that is sure to please vegetarians and meat eaters alike. How to Fry Tofu Frying tofu creates crispy golden cubes that can be tossed into just about any dish. It is important to use 

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 

Savory Flaky Biscuits Recipe

Savory Flaky Biscuits Recipe

This savory flaky biscuits recipe makes a cracker or savory cookie-like snack that is delicious served with tea. It is a version of mathri, which is a cross between salty shortbread and pastry, and popular in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab regions of India. Easy Flaky 

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.